THE IRAQ INQUIRY - known as The Chilcot Report

 

Maiia Brindle

Tens of millions of people across the globe marched against the impending war on Iraq in 2003.

 

WE WERE RIGHT - and the ruling classes were wrong - AGAIN!

 

We must always reflect very seriously before making decisions to follow like little Eichmans any military action realizing the consequences will resonate for dacades. As intergenerational trauma these consequences will echo across family life around the world for generations to come. WE SAID THAT TOO!!

 

And "SOME People will Push Back!" - Ward Churchill

    

The Australian Army chief at the time of the war on Iraq Peter Leahy said that a broader discussion is needed in Australia about how the decision to go to war is made.  Like the UK contingent - Leahy called for a discussion around our relationship with the United States. He also suggested we might question how we decide to stay at war.  (ABC News Perth)

 

 MORE THAN Six thousand pages and costing more than 18 MILLION dollars.

 

The Iraq Inquiry - Chilcot Report found that the invasion and occupation of Iraq was an act of military aggression launched on a false pretext.

 

The government's September 2002 dossier that claimed Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction which could be deployed in 45 minutes was only the most notorious of many deceptions.

 

Major General Michael Laurie (UK) told the inquiry "We knew at the time that the purpose of the dossier was precisely to make a case for war, rather than setting out the available intelligence."  

 

"There was no evidence of any link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida – not even the CIA believed that."  Then Director General of MI5 made it clear to the inquiry. The Iraq war increased the threat of terrorism around country and pointed at the alternative agenda-driven "intelligence service" set up at the Pentagon by Donald Rumsfeld. "Joint Intelligence Committee Assesments warned ministers. If they read them, they would have been in no doubt."

   

The investigation led by Sir John Chilcot found that instead of protecting people the war on Iraq fueled and spread terrorism, It killed hundreds of thousands and created millions of refugees. He said it shows the need for a more open and independent relationship with the United States and for a foreign policy based on upholding international law which always seeks peaceful solutions to international disputes. NONVIOLENCE

 

DSCF8729

THE PEACE ROOM FORMED AROUND IDEAS EXPRESSED BY BARBARA MARX HUBBARD, that RATHER THAN A WAR ROOM, WHAT WE NEED IS A PEACE ROOM.

A MORE AFFIRMATIVE APPROACH TO RELATIONS, CONVERSATIONS AND SOLVING PROBLEMS. 
NONVIOLENCE 

 

 

#WAGEPEACE #StopTheArmsTrade #NoMoreUSWars #EndTheUSAlliance et cetera etc etera et cetera ad infinitum

This followed the Scott Report  
which caught the UK Government failing to disclose to Parliament its decision to adopt a 'more liberal policy on defence sales to Iraq'  

 

The Economist commented  "Sir Richard exposed an excessively secretive government machine, riddled with incompetence, slippery with the truth and willing to mislead Parliament".     Scott Report - Wikipedia The judicial inquiry after reports of arms sales to Iraq by British companies surfaced.

 

BrindleStyle.com - Brindle Style Artists Network- Australia 

 

 
Joomla Templates and Joomla Web Sites