Butcher Blair Remains Defiant

The Smiler, the happiest fucking murderer in town
Butcher Blair, the smiling mass-murderer

Tony Blair has said Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction “may never be found”.
Mr Blair said he had “to accept we haven’t found them and we may never find them” – but that did not mean Saddam Hussein had not been a threat.
He said the former Iraqi leader had been in breach of UN resolutions and his weapons may have been “removed, hidden or destroyed”.
Mr Blair also said US security concerns had to be tackled before British detainees at Guantanamo Bay are freed.
(Source: BBC News)

A lot of my rants focus on the USA and its rogue government. This combination is currently the most violent and vicious regime on this planet. Not the people of the US, but their court-appointed rulers. Bush is nothing more than a startlingly unintelligent and ignorant puppet of the PNAC cabal. Therefore, despite his ordering the illegal invasion of Iraq, I can’t hold much personal animosity towards him. The man can barely string a coherent sentence together: it’s pretty obvious he’s not making any of the big decisions.

But Tony Blair is a different case

Unlike Bush, Blair had no hereditary privilege, no neptotistic leg-up on the political ladder. He clawed his way to the top of the Labour party and then re-made it in the form he desired, as New Labour. His vision was to ditch socialism and replace it with the vague liberalism of the US Democratic party. He succeeded. And now the only choice we have in Britain is between three parties who only differ in the way they manage capitalism. No party wants to change or replace it. As in satellite tv or washing powder, we’re presented with minutely varying flavours of the same thing. So much for choice.

It’s now becoming obvious how his success has warped him, made him intransigent, arrogant and ruthless. He tried to impose his choice of candidates in Wales, Scotland and then the London Mayoral elections. He failed miserably each time, the public choosing to humiliate him at the polls. The same thing happened recently in the local elections, with every political pundit claiming it was the British public’s judgement on his warmongering.

And yet he still blusters on, braying that he was right to follow the US lead, to send British troops to invade a non-aggressor country. What attack had Iraq made on Britain or the US?

None.

What factual evidence did Blair have of the existence of Iraqi WMDs?

None.

For him to claim now that it was all a mistake of interpretation is the biggest pile of bullshit he’s ever laid. We remember how his cronies doctored intelligence reports, we remember how they manufactured ‘evidence’ when none existed, we remember his preposterous claim that Britain was ’45 minutes’ from a serious attack.

It’s clear that Blair was determined to have his little war whatever the evidence, or lack of it. He wanted to prove what a loyal little lapdog he is to the USA. And the lives of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians were sacrificed on the altar of his political amibtion.

All those people. Murdered. All butchered with the help of Blair.

I’ve said many, many times that anti-Americanism is just racism. Sadly, it’s prevalent in UK lefty circles because it’s an easy option: you don’t need to read or educate yourself, you just start shouting catchy slogans about Bush and the USA. Whilst I’m not denying the pure evil of William Kristol and the other PNAC Nazis, we have to look closer to home. Why complain about the US when we have a monster in No.10?

Blair is one of the major reasons those Iraqis are dead. Without Blair, the US government would have lost one of their most important international supporters. Perhaps if we’d had a PM more concerned with human lives than his career, the US would have been reined in.

If there were any true justice in this world, Butcher Blair wouldn’t be facing a committee of parliamentary pals, grinning and joking while more people die in Fallujah. He’d be in the dock next to Saddam Hussein, tried as the war criminal he is.

US Military Murders More in Fallujah

US Attacks Fallujah Again
More US “reconstruction” of Iraq

The senior Foreign Office lawyer who resigned after ministers ignored her advice that the war in Iraq was illegal has issued a damning legal critique of the occupation, claiming that the alleged abuse of prisoners “could amount to war crimes”.
(Source: The Independent)

Lawyers are usually very precise in their use of language. Lawyers who have risen to senior positions within the British Foreign Office commonly exceed the average precision.

So when Elizabeth Wilmshurst gives an interview in which she roundly attacks the current occupation of Iraq, that censure must carry some weight, even in establishment circles.

Iraq is swarming with foreign invaders. Not the much-hyped legions of “Islamists” but rather the armies of the new Christian crusades, as under the aegis of Pope Dubya. All the justifications used for the slaughter and invasion are now forgotten: let’s not mention those WMDs, eh?

Now the occupiers have installed their own Vichy regime, complete with an ex-CIA contact as its head. This puppet government can only bluster since it’s still the US military (and its imported civilians) which is in charge of Iraq and the alleged Iraqi government has zero control over these invaders.

160,000 foreign troops.

Does that sounds like a sovereign nation or an occupied country?

And what protection does the Iraqi people get from the crimes of their “liberators?” None.

Ms Wilmshurst expressed concern about the size of the US civilian presence in Iraq. She also said she was worried about the lack of legal protection for Iraqis if they were harmed by allied troops or civilian contractors, including private security guards. She said it was “worrying” that the occupying powers had given immunity to US and British civilians which was “very, very wide” and “not what you would expect”. They would be protected from prosecution even if they seriously injured Iraqi women and children.
(Source: The Independent)

Why grant yourself immunity from prosecution? What can your kindly troops be doing that requires this kind of blanket protection?

Again, put yourself in the position of an Iraqi. A foreign army occupies your country. They say they’re here to help, to liberate you from your dictator but the first thing they do is bomb your capital flat and let lawlessness reign everwhere except for the oil-related assets. Then they demand legal exemption from any charges of harming civilians, even though it becomes publicly known they have been torturing innocent men, women and children. In fact, they’ve kidnapped children and held them without trial for over 18 months in a foreign prison called Guantanamo.

Is that liberation?

Meanwhile, the US air force continues to bomb any target it pleases, justifying every attack as being on insurgent safehouses. No proof is ever provided that the people they are massacring are insurgents and not just more unlucky civilians. There have been four airstrikes since June 19th. Today, they dropped two tons of bombs on one single house. There weren’t any suspects left to question, just dismembered limbs.

In Fallujah, 30 miles west of Baghdad, rescue workers picked up body parts after the U.S. airstrike, witnesses said. Video from Associated Press Television News showed the explosion flung bricks blocks away, and blood was splashed on a nearby wall.

Men gathered at the 30-foot-deep pit where the house had been and pulled out clothes, including a young child’s shirt, from the rubble.

“Is this acceptable to the Iraqi government?” asked an angry man at the scene, who declined to identify himself. “Where are human rights?”
(Source: San Diego Tribune)

Where indeed?

Bless Playlist 5/7/2004

Athletic Mic League
Athletic Mic League. The nutters.

Top new track tonight was Athletic Mic League’s ‘Whatchuknow.’ A cracking track from an excellent album. It’s great to hear fresh production, different flows and a unique aesthetic when hip hop seems so dominated by a few big-name stars/prodcuers. Also, AML haven’t gone completely the other way, by making an unlistenable mess under the pretence of high art. No, they want to communicate, to educate and to entertain – surely the essence of hip hop? Check out the website, there’s a link to samples of the album. They’re on the same label responsible for the also stellar Dwele, Phat Kat and Slum Village. I’m hoping the album, ‘Jungle Gym Jungle,’ reaches the audience it deserves, which is millions of people.

Best old track was The Undertone’s ‘Jimmy Jimmy.’ The Undertones were one of my fave bands when I was a kid and I find it a bit sad that they’re only remembered for ‘Teenage Kicks’ when they wrote shedloads of great pop songs. ‘My Perfect Cousin,’ ‘Wednesday Week,’ ‘Get Over You,’ ‘Here Comes The Summer,’ ‘You’ve Got My Number’… well, you get my point. If you haven’t got any Undertones already, do yourself a favour and invest in one of the many ‘Best Ofs.’ Then you’ll hear the original, unsurpassed pop punk princes.

His mother bought him a synthesizer:

The Wrens – Faster Gun
From Autumn To Ashes – The After Dinner Payback
OOO – Group Heartbeat
MF Doom – Gasface (Feat. 3rd Bass)
Shellac – Prayer To God
The Sprites – Do It Yourself
Goudron – Rumble Queen
Rilo Kiley – Paint’s Peeling
Mr. Complex – Scrape Your Back Out
Cake – The Distance
Team Shadetek – Menthol
Atreyu – You Eclipsed By Me
Sidney Torch – Coronation Scot/Paul Temple
Deerhoof – Milkman
Kings Of Convenience – I Don’t Know What I Can Save… (Royksopp Remix)
Interpol – C’mere
Leak Bros – Follow The Liters
Prefuse 73 – Hot Winter’s Day
Some Girls – The Prettiest Girl
Madness – Embarassment
Telefon Tel Aviv – 8 Track Project Cut
Athletic Mic League – Whatchuknow
Louis Prima – Jump, Jive An’ Wail
Pedro The Lion – Foregone Conclusion
The Undertones – Jimmy Jimmy
Like A Tim – Afterburner
Belle And Sebastian – It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career
Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot
Michael Fakesch – We Got A Generator
The Fully Down – No Fate But What We Make For Ourselves
Proof – Bring It 2 Me Feat. Killa Khan
Weezer – Tired Of Sex
Li’l Cap’n Travis – Steady As She Goes
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Cex – Destination: Sexy
Anthony Newley – Bee-Bom
The Extra Glenns – All Rooms Cable AC Free Coffee
The Decemberists – July, July!
Devo – Girl U Want
Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man
P:Ano – After School Special
Tomato Weirdo – La Salle De Bain
Lemonheads, The – The Outdoor Type
Todd Rundgren – I Saw The Light