Blair & Co-conspirators Are Being Investigated By Scotland Yard Over War Crimes

Fuck Yeah! All hail Landsker who alerted me to this in comments and to whom I must beg forgiveness for not blogrolling him, but not anymore! And now the news-

Press Release: Scotland Yard to investigate Tony Blair and ex-Attorney General Peter Goldsmith for war crimes

Press Conference,
Room C, 1 Parliament Street
Tuesday 15th January 2008 3pm

John McDonnell MP, Chris Coverdale: International War Law Expert and Annie Machon of the Campaign to Make War History brief MPs and the media on allegations of war crimes committed against the people of Iraq by Britain’s former Prime Minister and former Attorney General.

Officers from Scotland Yard have commenced a criminal investigation into the deaths of Iraqi citizens killed during the armed invasion and occupation of Iraq. The Metropolitan Police are acting in response to crimes reported by peace activists from We Are Change UK and The Campaign to Make War History. In an unprecedented step, the case was handed to the War Crimes division of the Counter Terrorism branch who are now investigating allegations of 14 criminal offences committed by Tony Blair, Lord Goldsmith and others. The offences are under the International Criminal Court Act 2001, which came into effect under English common law, just two days before 9/11.

Two Members of We Are Change UK and a representative from the Campaign to Make War History were interviewed for six hours at Belgravia Police station on the 20th December 2007. Evidence was provided to the police relating to the crimes of:-

• genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and conduct ancillary to these crimes under Sections 51 and 52 of The International Criminal Court Act 2001.
• a crime against peace and complicity in a crime against peace under Articles 6 and 7 of The Nuremburg Principles.
• murder, incitement to murder and conspiracy to murder under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.
• conspiracy to commit genocide, a crime against humanity and war crimes under the Criminal Law Act 1977.

Video of press conference-

It’s a start, I can imagine even now senior officers are being co-opted to strangle the investigation, that’s if anyone is taking it seriously in the first place, but it does not have to be that way. These people lied, most deliberately in order to kill and steal. The first thing to do is report this far and wide, to force it to be taken seriously. Pressure and support for the investigation would help, how might we go about that? More in time, for now let’s put this onto the agenda and into people’s minds.

Xposted @ Mask of Anarchy, Ruins of Empire & Stop the Second Holocaust.

8 Responses to “Blair & Co-conspirators Are Being Investigated By Scotland Yard Over War Crimes”

  1. libhomo Says:

    All the people who are responsible for the Iraq War are guilty of a war of aggression. German generals were prosecuted for this in international war crimes trials after WWII.

    These crimes are subject to prosecution in any country in the world and there is no legal immunity for them.

    It’s good to keep reminding people of this.

  2. ralfast Says:

    Thanks for this and thanks for posting it “over there”! Justice is a slow and cruel mistress, let us pray that she is also certain and unwavering.

  3. naj Says:



    Sigh … Europeans ARE more civilized than the Americans, I am afraid … oh let’s reserve judgment until they go to jail!
    How’s your mum?

  4. RickB Says:

    Well thanks for providing the forum Rafael, oh yeah slow… but sure I hope.
    Yeah there’s many an obstacle until even charges come about Naj, the police have to investigate (which will be blocked) then if they get past that they make a case and send it to the prosecutors who decide whether to lay formal charges. At every step the establishment will close ranks to prevent such boat rocking humanism. I’m going to try to find the detective in charge to send him encouragement and praise!
    My mum is home and I took her out today for a small trip and to get some yoghurt (ok I forgot to get that yesterday, my fault) and buy some cards. Working hard, making good steady progress, I’m cooking her some fish with vegetables tonight, maybe some light cheese sauce/herbs in there too. I’ve shown her the writing on the wall, she was pretty amazed and very pleased it meant money was going to NGO’s/civic projects to improve life there.

  5. Dave On Fire Says:

    fanfuckingtastic! and not before time!

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  7. RickB Says:

    I know, I don’t think I’ve ever loved a copper so much in my life.

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