Full Text Of The Iraq Inquiry Report

The Report of the Iraq Inquiry was published today.

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Photo- Ex British Prime Minister and multi-millionaire Tony Blair’s summer holiday in Sri Lanka – August 2015

 

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    He is a white Catholic war criminal. Bush is a white evangelical war criminal. Cheney is Darth Vader. But they are all white. So they are absolved by God. Trump is right when he said Iraq became the Harvard of Terrorism because of the invasion. Not only did it become the Harvard of Islamic Terrorism as many of us predicted, it has branch campuses now even in Syria and above all Libya where Hillary-Obama-Cameron-BungaBunga Pervert Belusconi created the conditions by toppling Gaddaffi. US bombed Libya. Now as Paul Harvey would say you all know the “rest of the story” ., Everything people with common sense and an understanding of complex global issues, the powder keg that is the Middle East, and knows how Britain and France artificially created countries out of sand knew and predicted exactly what will happen in 2003 and again in 2011. I was called a traitor by some College Republican idiot students at my University in 2003. I got harassing calls when I wrote to the paper urging caution predicting the outcome. So many learned people and people who follow global events predicted the outcomes. Trump is right. Look at Libya. How is that panning out for Hillary?

    Mano Ratwatte
    July 6, 2016 at 5:44 pm
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      Mano Ratwatte Succinct and brilliant summary. Thanks. There are many stupid Americans. That of course include the Republican, Democrats and others, the voters and their leaders. Same for the British. Do they still believe that stupidity is a virtue? Why people think Americans are stupid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0RH0cYs4lw “I knew the US was stupid when they called a liquid “gas”” 1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says

      Amarasiri
      July 6, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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        You won’t be surprised to know that in some US States, Creationism as opposed to Darwinism is taught as a subject. A former Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin said in an interview that the earth is 6,000 years old and mankind lived alongside dinosaurs. The fact is a significant number of Americans believe in this crap.

        Sylvia Haik
        October 8, 2016 at 5:19 pm
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      Mano Ratwatte, you have the right to call him a war criminal but leave the word ” Catholic ” out. Don’t start another coveted religious war because of your damn ugly comments. To call your country’s main suspects also Buddhist war criminals is not difficult but we will refrain from doing so because we have brains that are functioning unlike your pea sized non functioning brain. Persons like you are dangerous, very dangerous who should be locked up in a dark room and the key thrown away never to be found. Mr Tony Blair is a gentleman in many respects unlike ungentlemanly, crude, pea brained idiots like you. Its a crying shame that a lovely land like yours has buffoons like you who make up a part of your society. If you were involved in some slimy conspiracy there is no doubt that Mr Tony Blair would never call you a Buddhist war criminal. Mr Blair unlike your war criminals is like good aged Scotch Whisky and your country’s illegally distilled moon shine. Wonder what you call that stinking shitty brew that people like you consume, in your language. Buy a good tube of toothpaste ( Colgate, Arm & Hammer, Oral B, Crest, Close up, Sensodyne, Pepsodent, etc ) not the shitty stuff they make in your land and brush your teeth with a good toothbrush. Refrain from using religion with regard to your comments because one day you may have to go in for a good set of dentures. Buddhism is a gentle philosophy, a great philosophy, same as Catholicism and Gauttama Buddha ( Prince Siddhartha ) was a noble person and doubt if he would ever have referred to any person as a war criminal in a religious perspective. Finally Tony Blair is streets ahead of people like you and it will take you another ten rebirths to attain his standards. Worry about your lovely lands future, a land that is gradually sliding into anarchy because of all the bloody corruption taking place and worry about your WAR CRIMINALS who should be brought to justice. You Mr Ratwatte ( you still have a atom of respect in yourself so don’t loose it ) should hang your unwashed head in shame.

      St George ( the noble roman )
      July 6, 2016 at 11:17 pm
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        St George ( the noble roman ) “you have the right to call him a war criminal but leave the word ” Catholic ” out”. What are the facts? 1. Tony Blair is a War Criminal, along with George Bush and others. 2. Tony Blair is Catholic, and he takes “instructions” from the “Infallible” Pope. 3. He is British. So, Mano Ratwatte is telling the truth when he says Tony Blair is a Catholic War Criminal or a War Criminal who is Catholic. Mano Ratwatte may as well said British, Catholic War Criminal and it would have been true. Was he the only British War Criminal or Catholic War Criminal? No! There was Adolph Hitler, Mussolini, Franco etc. What about tose Catholic war criminals from the Middle ages all the way to Tony Blair? Rawanda? Want to know more about the crimes committed by Catholics who followed the Popes? Hitchens DEMOLISHES the Catholic Church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAxgnd8mYr0 I wish Christopher was around today, what a great man. Why has the Catholic church been allowed to survive so long? Its a disgrace! Murderous, child molesting, corrupt organisation. And they say that ISIS is bad. This lot, the Catholic church has done far more damage. ISIS killed probably 20,000 or more and most of the victims were Muslims and some Christians. Now compare that to the humans killed by the Catholics?

        Amarasiri
        July 7, 2016 at 1:23 am
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          Amarasiri the mad one, It has been confirmed that one in six lankans suffer from a chronic disease. You must be one in six of those lankans. Very soon some good person / persons are going to hound you out and give you a good bashing so that your illness will be more chronic than before. Leave religion alone and worry about the stinking state your country is turning into . Many a good lankan must be hanging their heads in shame when they read your stupid, moronic comments. No wonder ! your land, a land of great serenity. a land of great Buddhist culture, is sinking into damnable anarchy because of insane, mad, arrogant, verbally vulgar morons like you. Before you worry about the other religions, and first world politicians, worry about the stinking pile of rotting garbage that’s growing bigger and bigger daily. One day soon you will end up in that stinking, rotting heap of corrupt dung and that will be your demise. It is only after stinking morons like you are vanquished will your lovely land start to prosper and many a good sri lankan will heave a sigh of relief that scumbags like you don’t exist anymore. You can’t be a good Buddhist because good Buddhists don’t make scumbag comments about other religions. Yes ! in every part of the good world there are sick & healthy, insane & sane, ugly & good looking, idiots & intelligent, saintly & devilish, abnormal & normal, crooked & straight, foul smelling & pleasant, and you, you moron, you are insane, ugly, idiotic, devilish, abnormal, crooked, foul smelling, unpleasant and a disgrace to all good Buddhists, all good Sri lankans, and all of pleasant Sri Lanka. Look at yourself in a mirror and take a good bath , brush your teeth and get rid of the foul smell that perverts your aura and bring some blessings to your lovely land and your gentle Buddhist philosophy. Don’t disgrace the noble one.

          Together with the noble roman.
          July 7, 2016 at 3:59 am
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            Together with the noble roman, [Edited out] Please write instead of copy and paste long articles from other sources – CT

            Amarasiri
            July 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm
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              CT, It is really, really hard to impart knowledge, information, common sense and reason to those with low IQ and those who have been brainwashed. It will take time, millennia, specially for Sri Lankans, whose Average IQ is 79. Need to get all the help to educate the bozos. Do you want to enlighten the bozos with the truth and knowledge? They may still not get it! Even America has failed. 1 in 4 Americans believe that the Sun goes around the Earth. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says Hello Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Foucault!

              Amarasiri
              July 9, 2016 at 9:56 pm
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        This was deliberately chosen words because that is exactly how WESTERN media describes any issue in Sri Lanka. Insults are your prerogative. My choice of words was deliberate to describe the people who took the world to the abyss and created conditions for radical islamic jihadi terrorism. Take a close look at any news item that described the war in Sri lanka. It always described the “predominantly buddhist” “Tamils are predominantly Hindu” in almost any article on CNN, BBC, Reuters. They do this really well and in subtle and not so subtle ways. There are repugnant Buddhist thugs in Sri Lanka: Gnanasara and the UNP murderous goons who were responsible for Black July. Rev Wiratu spreads hate filled words. IT is a FACT that Blair converted to Catholicism because of his wife. So now he goes around trying to be pious. Bush in his interview with Bob Woodward proudly talked about talking to his “higher father” as opposed to his own very smart great Episcopalian intelligent father George HW Bush; a man I respect a lot. Why? Because Bush Junior is what we call here in the US A born again Christian. He was CONVINCED in his evangelical zeal that HIS “higher father” will make sure he is right in Iraq. Read the book. This was NOT meant to hurt someone’s feelings. I am an agnostic person and could not care less about a person’s true faith. THESE world leaders use their faith to act pious. go read facts. If your feelings were hurt that was NOT the intent. But your insults are your own cross to bear Buddy. Deal with it.FACTS are stubborn things. Go read up on FACTS. Tony converted to Catholicism because of his wife. Bush after years of alcoholism and drug use was saved in a personal manner because he chose religion. That is GREAT; I know several wonderful people who were at the abyss and became good people and changed their lives around in Sri Lanka by becoming born again people; same with some who adapted meditation and practicing REAL Buddhism and not the Mercedes Benz kind. What is NOT great is then using that to justify and invade nations under false pretences. I have no room or patience for falsely pious people. Blair and Bush are those. ipso facto. Sorry mate for hurting your feelings. Some of us who know world events and have studied and read them since childhood were all proven right about Iraq. Apparently Bush’s higher father did not text and check in with the Higher fathers of Sunnis, Shias and Kurds when they invaded Iraq. What is the end result? Pea brain ? lovely lovely old chap. Go ahead and insult me. It does not bother me one iota. I used the SAME contextual words CNN, and others use to describe events in Sri Lanka: oh hell there are so many ghosts there too.

        Mano Ratwatte
        July 7, 2016 at 1:51 am
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        St George ( the noble roman ), “Tony Blair is streets ahead of people like you”. 1. Bagdad Surgical Hits Street? 2. Fallujah Bloody Massacre Street? 3. WMD Square? 4. Religious Nutter Street? 5. Collateral Damage Circle? Cheers! PS: One may not agree with everything Mano Ratwatte has to say. Bloddy hell, even then he has a few pretty good points. Truth can be difficult to hear.

        Ben Hurling
        July 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm
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        St George ( the noble roman ) “Buddhism is a gentle philosophy, a great philosophy, same as Catholicism and Gauttama Buddha ( Prince Siddhartha ) was a noble person and doubt if he would ever have referred to any person as a war criminal in a religious perspective.” How can one compare the Enlightened Buddha’s Buddhism to Catholicism, unless the person making the claim is a Catholic moron, if they know the Catholic History. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAxgnd8mYr0 These moron are also known by other names such as a stupid person, fool, idiot, modaya, mootal, treskull, woodhead, ass, blockhead, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, imbecile, cretin, dullard, simpleton, clod; informalnitwit, halfwit, dope, ninny, nincompoop, chump, dimwit, dingbat, dipstick, goober, coot, goon, dumbo, dummy, ditz, dumdum, fathead, numbskull, numbnuts, dunderhead, thickhead, airhead, butthead, flake, lamer, lamebrain, zombie, nerd, peabrain, birdbrain, scissorbill, jughead, mouth-breather, jerk, donkey, twit, goat, dork, twerp, hoser, schmuck, bozo, boob, turkey, schlep, chowderhead, dumbhead, goofball, goof, goofus, galoot, lummox, knuckle-dragger, klutz, putz, schlemiel, sap, meatball, dumb cluck, mook, and Catholic for believing in the “Infallible” Popes.

        Amarasiri
        July 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm
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        My pole is itching to ream out the wrinkles in that perverted St George Roman’s posterior.

        Funlover
        October 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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      Send Blair to jail…his obnoxious attitude and being GW Bushes lap dog killed so many innocent civilians..IN ANOTHER COUNTRY…not within their own countries..They accused Saddam of using WMDs but they themselves used WMDs…A “DAISY CUTTER” is a bomb which when dropped becomes 500 mini bombs which becomes another 500 each… BLAIR BUSH DICK CHANEY DONALD RUMSFELD CONDALEEZA RICE and many more are WAR CRIMINALS…throw em in jail…IF JUSTICE PREVAILS…IF NOT INTERNATIONAL COURT IS A FARCE…SO IS THE UN…

      Snowden Edward Asange
      July 7, 2016 at 7:00 am
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    “now even in Syria and above all Libya where Hillary-Obama-Cameron-BungaBunga Pervert Belusconi created the conditions by toppling Gaddaffi” Zacorzy?

    NAK
    July 6, 2016 at 6:40 pm
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    Sir, 1. When can we see Mr. Blair in hand-cuffs? 2. When can we see Mr. Blair in the dock? 3. When can we see Mr. Blair behind bars? After all, we are talking about nearly a million people murdered in cold blood. Creating the platform for ISIS. World now balances on the edge of 3rd World War. Cheers! PS: Mr. Alan Keenan & International Crisis Group, time for you guys to start groping British women. In accordance with Native Vedda’s theory. Don’t you think?

    Ben Hurling
    July 6, 2016 at 6:42 pm
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      Ben Hurling “In accordance with Native Vedda’s theory. Don’t you think?” As far as I know Blair did treat his family well, on the other hand, it was Saddam who abused his family and invited strangers Blair and Bush to grope Iraqi women folks. Please do not misquote Native Vedda.

      Native Vedda
      July 6, 2016 at 8:11 pm
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      Ben Hurling There was a C4 TV drama titled “The Trial of Tony Blair (2007). Please do watch it as you would see C4 did not hush it up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXxyWHnQEn0

      Native Vedda
      July 6, 2016 at 10:19 pm
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      Ben Hurling Could you find someone on this island who could draft a report without pointing the finger at any particular person(s) but is able to blame political and defense establishment, in general, enabling the war criminals to go scot free? If you couldn’t please hire Chilcot to chair the commissions in Sri Lanka.

      Native Vedda
      July 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm
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    I forgot hot super model Carla Bruni’s sugar daddy Nikolas Sarkozy. So will there be an international court? Can it have a Judge from Sri Lanka and India? I also forgot to add, we got threatening phone calls and had to switch to an unlisted number because of some redneck piece of shit kept threatening me. Luckily we were good friends with a local detective. She traced it, paid him a visit and warned him. The redneck asshole did not expect a visit from a cop. So yes strategic blunders. Everyone warned against destablizing Libya based on the evidence from Iraq. YET they foolishly did the same. Where there was no Islamic Jihadis except the ones Gaddaffi repressed and controlled and defeated in Misrata etc, it became ISIS central. So perhaps that is what the US wanted. Because now there are US operations and bases there ostensibly to “fight” ISIS but there was NO ISIS before they dismantled tribal Libya. How queer is that? In Syria, the State Department and CIA arm different rebel groups and they fight each other. Over a Billion dollars worth of weapons provided to so called (bloody non existen) pro democracy “moderate” forces were gifted outright by these people to the ISIS factions. So the Western white world messes people over; then act horrified at the chain reactions and radicalization that happens as a result. Same result every place. So SL watch out. US wants Trincomalee. Give it to them and bend over or you will face 30 more years of chaos and war. Do not trust them too much but make sure your self interests(national interests, economic interests, security interests) are safeguarded. Be careful because Hillary is going to be President now that FBI damned her but was afraid to prosecute her. She is a mean piece of work and she ruined Libya. She sent her people to destabilize Ukraine. Victoria Nuland deliberately encouraged violence by protestors in Kiev. She was seen at the barricades. Why? So be smart, bend over and obey or you will get 30 more years of war. US is now a nation of Pontius Pilates where no one wants to hold accountable the war mongers who invaded Iraq. There is no Chilcott report in the US. And speaking of judgement, please note Hillary is a hawk and voted for the Iraq war and Obama did not.

    Mano Ratwatte
    July 6, 2016 at 7:13 pm
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      Hey young fella! There are over 2000 billionaires after the financial collapse while there were less than 1000 before. Money makes them spin surreal thing. We have heard of weapons of mass deceit but isn’t the old teacher sitting on ice cream?? Following the new fad Trump for posterity? But aren’t swelled head you hugging the monkey Hussain that pressed the button on Libya?

      ranjith
      July 7, 2016 at 5:16 am
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      Mano Ratwatta, Perhaps if you wrote a full discourse to CT on how in the last 15 years, the Clinton/Blair/Obama/Bush2/Sarkoziii and the lot took a bite out of the planet Earth, chewed it up and spat it out, which metamorphosized into a deadly form called ISIS, perhaps, just perhaps you will be able to enlighten the CT readership. May be, I am being optimistic.

      InconvenietTruth
      July 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm
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    The Chilcot report(CR) runs into over 2 million words and 2000 pages and would take over many days to read and digest. A summary has been forwarded where it is conveyed that the decision to invade Iraq was made on faulty US intelligence reports and without UN APPROVAL. The CR looks at the UK GOVT’S unlawful decision( PM Blair’s) to back the US’s decision to invade Iraq on the premise that Saddam had in his possession WMD, (WHICH WAS SUBSEQUENTLY PROVED TO BE FALSE,) and was therefore a threat to the West and Countries in the Region. The CR takes to task PM Blair, and exposes his blind following of President Bush but falls short of finding him GUILTY of War Crimes. Blair lead the UK into a catastrophic war which has today resulted in the hundreds of thousands of deaths, the over two million displaced, the millions of widows and orphans, and the creation of Al Qaeda and other subversive groups in the Region. It also states that this action has consequently lead to the upheaval of neighbouring States, which are today in turmoil and threatening World peace.Additionally approximately 200 British Serviceman were killed and their parents are now (after the release of this report)planning to take Mr Blair to Courts for being a “Liar” and a “Murderer” Prime Minister Blair should be HAULED in front of a War Crimes inquiry based on these findings and stripped of all the positions he is currently holding as a peace mediator in the ME amongst other UN positions.He has , along with President Bush been solely responsible for the chaotic condition today in the ME and consequently the rest of the World. Will it happen or would there be a master cover up.

    eldorado
    July 6, 2016 at 7:22 pm
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    Good People May I respectfully suggest that we allow the British to stew gently in their own pile of dung. Let us not give them any ideas that we are interested in their business, Let us not forget that WE have plenty of our own little dung heaps to wallow in. We certainly DO NOT want to give the British, or any other ‘whiter than white’ country the idea that we would welcome their interest in our (unfinished?) business.

    Spring Koha
    July 6, 2016 at 7:25 pm
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    I think there is BBC voice clip still available in the public domain, where I have expressed my opinion in 2001 to then New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark in London, about the Iraq war and the dishonesty of the UK Primier and the US President. In the interview I said that both Blair and Bush should be held responsible for insulting the intelligence of the British and US public, with utter falsehood, for deceiving them about non existing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. This has now been formally acknowledged by the inquiry held into the matter and Blair’s dubious role in it. Both these people should be held accountable for total total destruction of Iraq and pathetic state of that country today with hundreds of thousands of innocent people killed just to make Iraq a subservient nation amenable to the West.

    Nagananda
    July 6, 2016 at 8:37 pm
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      How ironic is it to have Blair as a “Peace Envoy” in the middle east..? namely in Palestine n israel..why dont they go to the root cause of the war between the 2 countries without blindly supporting israel…the ONLY country to have flouted more than 77 UN resolutions… yet is called a democratic country n ally of US n UK… Dirty politics…where innocent ppl are killed and called ” Collateral Damage”….but ppl who perished at thw WTC bombings (which I dont approve) are called heroes… making ppl in the WEST believe that An American or British life is more valuable than that of an Iraqi or Afghan….

      Snowden Edward Asange
      July 7, 2016 at 7:21 am
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    Blair and Bush are probably war criminals. I appreciate the facts he apologized, regrets about his invasion and eels sorrow for it. However, his apology does not bring back the innocent lost lives. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36727331 Rajapakse on the other hand not only did not apologize for his war crimes, but also does not have any regrets. Rather he claims he is a war hero.

    AJ
    July 6, 2016 at 10:52 pm
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      because sinhala buddhist are compassionate like the japanese and do not apologise. but the islanders are chinese buddies??

      Siva Sankaran Sarma
      July 7, 2016 at 5:19 am
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    Big Ass Human Rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC says Tony Blair cant,t and won’t be prosecuted for War Crimes, Because ICC and the UN have no legal restrictions against their Wars. 250,000 Iraqis , mainly Sunni civilians were killed by British and American troops, besides a Million Iraqi Military force personnel. Aren’t the Iraqis not a protected species under this UN and ICC charters?. Over to you the Bedouin Prince…Sir..

    KA Sumanasekera
    July 7, 2016 at 1:52 am
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      Jurisdiction Clearly No Iraq have not paid the basic 0.068% of UN budget. Scale of assessments for 2015 (percentage) Gross contributions for 2015 Sri Lanka 0.025% –744 067 – not paid Iraq 0.068% –2 023 862– not paid United States of America 22.000% –654 778 938 – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 5.179% –154 140 914 – Beggars can’t be chasers- Kangaroo Courts is for the poor colour of money. Private prosecution is possible when the jigsaw is put together with Rumsfeld- it’s a world event unlike Lanka Stalin Mao slaughter of citizens.

      Emanuel Perumal
      July 7, 2016 at 10:59 am
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      Sumarasekra ICC is regulated by the Rome Statute which is based on countries voluntarily ratifying the Statute. Only the member states of the perpetrators comes under the jurisdiction of the ICC. You asked “Aren’t the Iraqis not a protected species under this UN and ICC charters?” The answer is NO. The victims they do not come under the jurisdiction of ICC, only the perpetrators comes under ICC’s jurisdiction. It is sad, but that is the framework of the Rome Statute

      AJ
      July 8, 2016 at 3:47 am
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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekerass “Big Ass Human Rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC says Tony Blair cant,t and won’t be prosecuted for War Crimes,” Whatever Bob says, it is for the victims to persuade the courts, including European Courts of Justice, to charge Tony and his merry men. “Aren’t the Iraqis not a protected species under this UN and ICC charters?.” It seems so, just like in this island, 1971 – 18,000, 1987 to 1991 – 130,000, over 30 years another 130,000 or so. Aren’t the Lankies not a protected species under this UN and ICC charters?

      Native Vedda
      July 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm
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    There was no international observers at the Chilcott inquiry. Chilcot gave a damning verdict on all UKEstablishment including the PM of the day. When will Sri Lanka have a “Chilcot” inquiry on the Rajapakse’s war against the Tamils of Sri Lanka and the killing of Tamil civilians, Sri Lankan army and the Tamil fighters who surrendered

    Rajash
    July 7, 2016 at 3:22 am
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    Best way to punish Tony Blair is not International Criminal Court or prison were he will be treated with privileges. For the families of soldiers and Iraqis to sue him for all his illgotten millions! Then we will see him really suffer. His greed will kill him slowly!

    anotherbuddhist
    July 7, 2016 at 4:16 am
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      Following the Chilcot Report, Sgt. Bob’O’Connor’s sister Sarah O’Connor when interviewed by the BBC has referred to Tony Blair as a “terrorist” because she feels her brother was killed in the Iraq war unnecessarily. She is a British citizen.

      Uthungan
      July 7, 2016 at 10:01 am
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    Is that Tony Blair’s bitch next to him in the brown saree?

    anotherbuddhist
    July 7, 2016 at 4:21 am
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      AJ
      July 8, 2016 at 4:08 am
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    Send Blair to jail…his obnoxious attitude and being GW Bushes lap dog killed so many innocent civilians..IN ANOTHER COUNTRY…not within their own countries..They accused Saddam of using WMDs but they themselves used WMDs…A “DAISY CUTTER” is a bomb which when dropped becomes 500 mini bombs which becomes another 500 each… BLAIR BUSH DICK CHANEY DONALD RUMSFELD CONDALEEZA RICE and many more are WAR CRIMINALS…throw em in jail…IF JUSTICE PREVAILS…IF NOT INTERNATIONAL COURT IS A FARCE…SO IS THE UN…

    Snowden Edward Asange
    July 7, 2016 at 11:35 am
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    We should also remember the cynical role played by most of the mainstream media. Saddam had outlived his usefulness to the US after Iraq fought (and lost) the war with Iran. Imperialism does not commit mistakes, it commits crimes, because every war of aggression over the decades and every act of subversion restarted in Latin America since Chavez came to power in Venezuela was a planned move aided by false information propagated by the media (including liberal media like the Guardian). Mano R called a spade a spade when he named Blair a War criminal. (The religious and racial adjectives are not important because the crimes of Blair, Bush and others were driven by imperialist rather than religious interests.)

    sekara
    July 7, 2016 at 12:28 pm
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    There was NO ISIS, Al Qaeda etc or any other islamic jihadi group in Iraq until the Invasion and the subsequent bungling of affairs. Paul Bremer strutted around there like how Dixit strutted around in Colombo bossing Sri Lankans. The White American leaders had no clue about Shias, Sunnis and Kurds. They thought they were going to find obedient colonial serfs. It did not happen. YEs it was Bush-Blair who were responsible for the current chaos because they created the conditions which allowed radical islamic ideology to spread. They lied to their people to drive fear. I have written many times about this in the US and on CT. Take Libya. Like Saddam, Gadaffi was a thug. But he had reformed and was accepted by the West. The US, UK, France and Italy exceeded their mandated and started bombing Libya and G was overthrown. What is the end result? Anyone with any common sense would have seen it coming. We did. A tribal mass of land rich in light sweet crude became a ISIS party central… Unpalatable truth for Republicans to hear. I r-e-p-e-a-t, THERE WERE NO Islamic terrorist groups in Iraq until we invaded. Only Ansar Al Islam was in Iraq in the NE corner in the No fly zone US controlled with impunity and deadly results to those who dared to cross it. Saddam was a secular murderer. AlQ types hated him; Jihadists hated him; so while Trump’s language is a bit unsavory, if you dig into what he is trying to say, NO ONE can deny that. YES W created the Harvard of Terrorism and but it started as a Junior college and now has PhDs in terrorism too. Let me ask you 3 questions. a. Why the &*() was Saddam(rhymes with Sodom) ok when he was fighting a 9 year war with Iran for us to give him materiel support until it became a bit too much to back him openly? b.Why did Kissinger encourage him to attack Iran? errr errrr errrr that gooey black stuff in their sands? c. How is Libya panning out for you Hillary? On this note, the bombastic buffoon who could be my next President Donald thrice married 4 times filed for bankruptcy Trump is right. Bush started conditions for the framework for Harvard U of Terrorism In Iraq; created the infrastructure, hired the faculty and staff and equipment . Obama’s actions set up branch campuses and a PhD program now being offered in Libya as well as Syria and junior colleges across the world now. As for history of the Catholic church, I suggest from my inferior pea brain to the superior St.George, check up on forcible conversions to Catholicism during World War II in Croatia. Facts they say are stubborn things oh high IQ British one. How many people are aware of a crime that occurred during World War II in Europe? It was in Catholic Croatia. Croatia sized with Nazi Germany and was ruled by the infamous Ustasha. They were Croatian fascists, nationalists and nazi supporters. They went around forcing Serbian Orthodox Christians(There was no Yugoslavia during WW II even though it was formed in 1918 in the ashes of WW I) and Jews to convert to Catholicism with connivance of the top Catholic hierarchy and also the German Nazi overlords. Those who converted surived, those who refused were exterminated. Tens of thousands were slaughtered by the Catholic Croat fascists. Gays, Gypsies, Serbians, and Jews stood no chance. This was a sad ugly blob in history because the Catholic Archbishop Stepinac was first involved in it by giving his tacit approval. He and Pope Pius XII failed to condemn these war crimes until much later. There is a breathe of fresh air now coming from the Holy Father. Pope Francis is the first non-European Pope. He is a man who practices what Jesus taught. He has preached to people not to judge and hate people whether they were gay or straight, black or white. He continues to speak out against war and also greedy capitalism. If he succeeds, he may get to the bottom of a lot of scandals that surround the Holy Roman Empire from the secrets about pedophiles serving the church and the massive cover ups from USA to Australia over decades, the bank scandal etc. The Church has spent billions to silence victims of rape and most of these victims were boys. In Ireland the Police was in cahoots with the Church authorities for decades since World War II. In the US they just moved pedophile priests from one parish to another. These are not people of faith; these are pedophile monsters who should have been brought to justice just like in the case of a pedophile monk in Sri Lanka in a Buddhist Temple. How many such evil doers might there be in Sri Lanka? Pope Francis is an amazing humanist on par with the Dalai Lama. If he were Pope during World War II he would have stood up against injustice unlike the equivocal pope at that time. The silence of the Church during World War II and in some cases implicit and tacit support of the horrendous Nazi Germans is well documented. I hope Pope Francis will be safe from murderous plots of the notorious Borgias of yore and other more recent events and also from Jihadi terrorists Pope Francis is an amazing world leader like not seen before except perhaps during the reign of Pope John Paul II. Pope Francis understands the needs and problems of poor third world people. He does not look down on the poor. Every person of every faith must respect this Pope for his outspoken homilies. If only some of the Sri lanka Buddhist Mahanayakes would learn from him about simplicity and humble behaviour. I KNOW I DO respect this Pope a lot for his actions and teachings Sincerely, Pea Brain Low IQ, low class Sri Lankan who uses duth beheth to brush his teeth

    Mano Ratwatte
    July 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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      “”Every person of every faith must respect this Pope for his outspoken homilies.”” We generally dislike saints without sins. tell us more…

      Lucky Luke
      July 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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    This is only a note on the topic of Iraq and Chilcot. This is by no means a discussion on Sri Lanka and mass casualties and possible HR violations etc. Sadly many thousands of innocents died in Sri Lanka in 2009. Eventually sometime sooner or later people will have to openly discuss that and not get angry at each other. This note from me is only referring to war criminal pious Blair and their invasion that created ISIS. The long delayed Chilcot report is damning. Intelligence reports released by the inquiry confirm Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) was created by the Iraq war. This view is also backed by Britain’s Tory Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. Essentially Blair is a war criminal. He led Britain into war with the US on false pretenses. In his new incarnation as a pious born again Catholic he tries to defend his actions. Yet the Chilcot report has been quite damning of this man who was once referred to as Bush’s lapdog. previously classified reports from the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), reveal the story of the security services’ increasing concern that the war and occupation was fuelling ever more extremism in Iraq. The evidence repudiates repeated claims by Tony Blair that IS began in the Syrian civil war and not Iraq, positioning the brutal group’s rise clearly within Iraq’s borders. Which means like the US government Blair lied too. Tory Foreign Secy Phillip Hammond said the following “many of the problems we see in Iraq today stem from that disastrous decision to dismantle the Iraqi army and embark on a program of de-Baathification.” “That was the big mistake of post-conflict planning. If we had gone a different way afterwards we might have been able to see a different outcome.” (RT.com) The fact that a significant number of former Baathist officers formed the professional core of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and have given that organization the military capability it has shown in conducting its operations was also mentioned. Again, there is no surprise here is there except to those in denial and with their arrogant colonial and neo colonial heads in the sand. In other words, the same savage wahabi radical jihadi islamic groups consisting of fighters from across the world(including from India and Sri Lanka) is a direct result of the invasion and the post invasion bungling. The rape and beheadings, the boling alive of people, skinning of people, raping and enslaving young girls and selling them as cattle are sold for sexual pleasure are all ISIS hallmarks. Suicide bombings and mass murder across the world are also their trademarks now. So how did ISIS come about? It is now quite clear and everything anyone ever warned would happened when Bush and Blair invaded Iraq have come true in the worst nightmarish horror movie like scenario as possible. No other group in modern history except the German Nazis and Japanese imperial monsters during World War II have resorted to these savage methods in the 21st century. The LTTE look like boyscouts compared to ISIS islamic jihadi radicals. This is only a note on the topic of Iraq and Chilcot. This is by no means a discussion on Sri Lanka and mass casualties and possible HR violations etc. Sadly many thousands of innocents died in Sri Lanka in 2009. Eventually sometime sooner or later people will have to openly discuss that and not get angry at each other. This note from me is only referring to war criminal pious Blair and their invasion that created ISIS.

    Mano Ratwatte
    July 8, 2016 at 12:01 am
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    Some commentators in this forum are repeatedly pointing out the UK and US war criminals and why are they not investigated by the ICC and why the Prince are silent on this matter. I want to clear some facts straight. 1) ICC is regulated by Rome Statute and US is not a member state of the Rome Stature, therefore ICC does not have jurisdiction over this matter. Similarly, Sri Lanka is also not a member of the Statute and that is why war crimes committed in Sri Lanka is not referred to the ICC.The prince cant ask the ICC to investigate US, when ICC does not have jurisdiction. Similarly, the prince cannot ask the ICC to investigate Sri Lanka as the ICC does not have jurisdiction over Sri Lanka. 2) UK us a member state of the Statue and it has been already referred to ICC for war crimes commited in Iraq and ICC is currently investigating this matter. See the link below about UK referral. The prince does not have to shout ‘refer UK to ICC’ because it has been already referred. I hope some people in the forum can get the facts straight before posting rubbish. https://ciccglobaljustice.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/icc-examining-alleged-uk-crimes-in-iraq-what-does-it-mean/

    AJ
    July 8, 2016 at 4:04 am
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    Sir John Chilcot does not have police or army protection. Unable to think of a Lankan Chilcot to whom we can entrust a deep investigation of the cause and cure of the Lankan malaise.

    K.Pillai
    July 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm
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    Great photo. Two criminals together. Birds of a feather feathering their nest together.

    Edward Upali
    July 8, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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    Chandrika introduced big time corruption and nepotism to Sri Lanka. She and her clown side kick Mangla ran amuck during their regime. To know all about her, read Victor Ivan’s ‘Chaura Ragina’. She was the most useless head of state in Sri Lanka, was the leader for 11 years and did absolutely nothing. Now she is trying to make her son the next leader.

    Roy
    August 3, 2016 at 3:58 am
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