Sir Ian Blair: Liar

Sir Ian Liar
Never trust a copper

Britain’s senior police chief is to be investigated over complaints that he gave misleading information about the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, a Brazilian electrician wrongly suspected of being a suicide bomber.

The conduct of Sir Ian Blair, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and his staff, will be examined by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. It follows a complaint by Mr Menezes’s family who claimed that Sir Ian and the Met misled them and the public immediately after the shooting.

On the day of the shooting, Sir Ian told a news conference that, as far as he understood, the man shot dead was directly linked to the anti-terrorist operation after the failed attacks.

Scotland Yard was also quoted as saying that Mr Menezes’s “clothing and demeanour” added to suspicions that he was a suspected suicide bomber.
(Source: The Independent)

I’ve already ranted about how the police lied about Menezes, how they tried to cover up those lies and even arrested those exposing their cover-up.

More recently, liar-in-chief, Sir Ian “shoot first” Blair, has been spearheading the demands for long-term internment without trial. He appears to believe our lives and liberty are his for the taking.

Do you remember the day of the shooting? What a lovely media bullshit blizzard the Met police created. Oh, it was a swarthy Asian bloke in a heavy coat and rucksack, vaulting barriers and ignoring shouts to stop.

Only it wasn’t. It was actually a light-skinned Brazilian bloke, just trying to make his way across London. No coat, no bag, no barrier-leaping. The gap between the leaked reality and the falsified Met version, unquestioningly gobbled-up and repeated by our TV news, is enormous.

The Menezes family hit the nail on the head:

In a statement, the Menezes Family Campaign said: “Sir Ian Blair, as head of the Metropolitan Police, bears ultimate responsibility for the Menezes killing and that he deliberately tried to cover up what really happened after Jean’s death. We believe these ‘off the record’ briefings were attempts to mislead the public and cover up the fact that the police had killed an innocent man.”
(Source: The Independent)

It’s another lie in the great wall of lies that comprises the War On Terror. It’s another death where the killers remain free and the man ultimately responsible for their actions doesn’t even have the basic honour and decency to resign.

Another Republican Criminal

Randy “war profiteer scumbag liar” Cunningham

A Republican congressman pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy and tax charges – tearfully resigning from office, after admitting he took $2.4m (£1.7m) in bribes to steer defence contracts to co-conspirators.

Randy “Duke” Cunningham, 63, entered pleas in US District Court to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud, and tax evasion for under-reporting his income in 2004. Mr Cunningham, of California, answered “Yes, Your Honor” when asked by US District Judge Larry Burns if he had accepted bribes from someone in exchange for his performance of official duties.
(Source: The Independent)

These are the criminals who run America. Profiteering from war, passing defence contracts to their buddies in return for fat kickbacks, sending the children of their electorate off to die in foreign lands with not even a tear of remorse. The stinking corpses of their victims pile up around them and all the time they ignore the stench and keep counting their dollars.

“Duke” Cunningham just happens to have been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. But, right-wing Americans being the absolute fucking idiots they are, he’ll probably now become a hero. Hell, he’ll probably get institutes named after him like Ronald Reagan has.

After all, he seems far more intelligent and lucid than the current President. At least Cunningham can string a coherent sentence together, even if it’s mostly composed of obscenity and invective:

Before a group of elderly cancer patients in Alvarado Hospital, Mr. Cunningham made obscene remarks and gestures. After he said the defense budget was the lowest in 25 years, a member of the audience, Charles Cotton, a WW II veteran, commented that it was “not low enough.” The embarrassed audience was shocked when Mr. Cunningham replied by giving Mr. Cotton “the bird” finger gesture and said “f–k you.”

No wonder Cunningham thought defence budgets were too low – he probably wanted to buy himself yet another house:

Prosecutors said Mr Cunningham had taken bribes that enabled him to buy a mansion, a suburban Washington house, a yacht and a Rolls-Royce.
(Source: The Independent)

So, the next time you see Bush or Rice or Cheney or Rumsfeld on telly, any of the warmongering scum profiting from the murder of innocents, just remember the only difference between them and Randy “Duke” Cunningham is that they haven’t been caught.


Rentacops Murder Iraqis

A “trophy” video appearing to show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting Iraqi civilians has sparked two investigations after it was posted on the internet, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

The video has sparked concern that private security companies, which are not subject to any form of regulation either in Britain or in Iraq, could be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent Iraqis.

The video, which first appeared on a website that has been linked unofficially to Aegis Defence Services, contained four separate clips, in which security guards open fire with automatic rifles at civilian cars.

In one of the videoed attacks, a Mercedes is fired on at a distance of several hundred yards before it crashes in to a civilian taxi. In the last clip, a white civilian car is raked with machine gun fire as it approaches an unidentified security company vehicle. Bullets can be seen hitting the vehicle before it comes to a slow stop.
(Source: Common Dreams)

Every day now, I come across a story like this. More horror about yet another way innocent Iraqis are being murdered by their Western “liberators.” And none of it is ever shown on our TV news so, for most of the populace, the horror doesn’t exist. They just see Butcher Blair’s smarmy grin and hear his lies about “liberation” and “democracy” in Iraq.

Meanwhile, private security firms are murdering people with no consequence. Just slaughtering them in their cars and videoing the results to show off their prowess. The people carrying out these murders are our generation’s Nazis: they’re the concentration camp guards who joked as they raped and murdered millions of Jews.

The video first appeared on the website The website states: “This site does not belong to Aegis Defence Ltd, it belongs to the men on the ground who are the heart and soul of the company.” The clips have been removed.

The website also contains a message from Lt Col Spicer, which reads: “I am concerned about media interest in this site and I remind everyone of their contractual obligation not to speak to or assist the media without clearing it with the project management or Aegis London.

“Refrain from posting anything which is detrimental to the company since this could result in the loss or curtailment of our contract with resultant loss for everybody.”
(Source: Common Dreams)

Heart and soul of the company? Where do I start here? What kind of psychotic videos themselves murdering people and then sticks that proudly on a website? How fucked in the head do you have to be? And notice that the boss of Aegis, Spicer, is more concerned about his contracts and media profile than if his employees routinely murder people. Nice.

[Capt Adnan Tawfiq of the Iraqi Interior Ministry] said: “When the security companies kill people they just drive away and nothing is done. Sometimes we ring the companies concerned and they deny everything. The families don’t get any money or compensation. I would say we have had about 50-60 incidents of this kind.”

A spokesman for Aegis Defence Services, said: “There is nothing to indicate that these film clips are in any way connected to Aegis.”

Last night a spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “Aegis have assured us that there is nothing on the video to suggest that it has anything to do with their company. This is now a matter for the American authorities because Aegis is under contract to the United States.”
(Source: Common Dreams)

Once again, we murder Iraqis, pass the buck and nothing is done. Those innocents are dead and their killers get away with it, even after videoing their crimes and posting them on the internet.

What kind of hell have we created in Iraq?