Chilcot: International Criminal Court says it will not investigate Tony Blair – but might prosecute soldiers | UK Politics | News | The Independent

BlairIraqWarDemo

BlairIraqWarDemo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a must-read article from the Independent. It reports that Tony Blair will not be put on trial for war crimes but British soldiers could be, citing prosecutors at the International Criminal Court. Ahead of the long-awaited publication of the Chilcot report on Wednesday, lawyers at the court have ruled out prosecuting the former prime minister for war crimes because it says the decision to go to war is outside its remit.

Source: Chilcot: International Criminal Court says it will not investigate Tony Blair – but might prosecute soldiers | UK Politics | News | The Independent

The long-awaited Chilcot report  is expected to keep world opinion focused on the UK.

With Blair strongly critical of Jeremy Corbyn in his recent op-ed in the NYT, we can probably expect a populist backlash against Blair in the coming weeks.

It is possible that the Chilcot report will embarrass the US government ahead of the presidential election.

Effigy of Tony Blair from a 2003 anti-war demo...

Effigy of Tony Blair from a 2003 anti-war demonstration against the Iraq War (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Chilcot report could also be embarrassing for the US ahead of the presidential election.

Thoughts?.

One response

  1. This is hardly surprising ,the Iraq war had several objectives and was planned at least 2 years in advance by the Neocons.Tony Blair effectively went along with GW Bush even though the war was illegal and there were no weapons of mass destruction. Those objectives including the seizure of oil ,the Balkanisation of Iraq into 3 entities and the creation of a “Salafist Principality”,were met. Another objective was the seizure of something in the Bagdhad museum which the Americans wanted so badly that they placed the museum under heavy armed guard whilst other places experienced looting. Blair has no conscience and is devoid of honour but will avoid the consequences of his actions like most Establishment figures for whom there is one law whilst everyone else is governed by the law of the land.

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