Saturday 2nd of December 2023

more from the master of disaster .....

‘President Bush planned to bomb Arab TV station al-Jazeera in friendly Qatar, a "Top Secret" No 10 memo reveals.  


But he was talked out of it at a White House summit by Tony Blair, who said it would provoke a worldwide backlash.  


A source said: "There's no doubt what Bush wanted, and no doubt Blair didn't want him to do it." Al-Jazeera is accused by the US of fuelling the Iraqi insurgency. The attack would have led to a massacre of innocents on the territory of a key ally, enraged the Middle East and almost certainly have sparked bloody retaliation.’  


Bush Plot To Bomb His Arab Ally





intel, murder & torture .....

Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff, Colonel Wilkerson, discusses what he calls a "White House cabal", led by Dick Cheney & Donald Rumsfeld; pre-war intelligence & Powell's February 2003 speech before the United Nations; the "memory lapse" by General Peter Pace, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff & much more. 


How A White House 'Cabal' Hijacked US Foreign Policy

silent witness .....

‘Following a week in which TV and newspapers reported the US military’s illegal use of chemical weapons in Iraq, and the employment by the US-backed Iraqi government of torture chambers and paramilitary death squads(1), one might be forgiven for thinking that the media is carrying out the essential task of relaying the information necessary for us to be able to assess our government’s policies.  


In fact, it is the media’s near total failure to report on the bloodshed caused by our side in the ongoing conflict that keeps many current US-UK government officials in their jobs, if not out of the International Criminal Court on charges of committing war crimes.  


The reality is that gruesome atrocities continue to be committed by the occupying powers in Iraq, and that these pass with little or no mention in the mainstream media on either side of the Atlantic.  


As such the media are accessories to these crimes, standing as they do between the criminals and accountability.’  


Sleepwalking Through Slaughter: On The Western Media's Concealment Of Crimes Against Humanity





open government .....

‘The attorney general last night threatened newspapers with the Official Secrets Act if they revealed the contents of a document allegedly relating to a dispute between Tony Blair and George Bush over the conduct of military operations in Iraq.  


It is believed to be the first time the Blair government has threatened newspapers in this way. Though it has obtained court injunctions against newspapers, the government has never prosecuted editors for publishing the contents of leaked documents, including highly sensitive ones about the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.  


The attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, last night referred editors to newspaper reports yesterday that described the contents of a memo purporting to be at the centre of charges against two men under the secrets act.’ 


Legal Gag On Bush-Blair War Row