George W. Bush, Tony Blair found guilty of war crimes … in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR — Former U.S. President George W. Bush and British ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair have been found guilty at a mock tribunal in Malaysia for committing “crimes against peace” during the Iraq war.
The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, part of an initiative by former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad — a fierce critic of the Iraq war — found the former leaders guilty Tuesday after a four-day hearing.
“The Tribunal deliberated over the case and decided unanimously that the first accused George Bush and second accused Blair have been found guilty of crimes against peace,” the tribunal said in a statement.
“Unlawful use of force threatens the world to return to a state of lawlessness. The acts of the accused were unlawful.”
Mahathir, who stepped down in 2003 after 22 years in power, unveiled plans for the tribunal in 2007 just before he condemned Bush and Blair as “child killers” and “war criminals” at the launch of an annual anti-war conference.
A seven-member panel chaired by former Malaysian Federal Court judge Abdul Kadir Sulaiman presided over the trial, which began last Saturday, and both Bush and Blair were tried in absentia.
“The evidence showed that the drums of wars were being beaten long before the invasion. The accused in their own memoirs have admitted their own intention to invade Iraq regardless of international law,” it said.
The verdict is purely symbolic as the tribunal has no enforcement powers.
The tribunal is also expected to later hear torture and war crimes charges against seven others, including former U.S. Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld and former Vice-President Dick Cheney.
Malaysia Airliner Missile Strike: Was it MH-17 or MH-370?
Posted by Harold Saive
Note: This article was revised on July 23 when newly discovered archive photos undermined the evidence showing wreckage of hijacked flight MH-370 (9M-MRO) was photographed at the crash scene.
Overlooked in all the intrigue about corpses in missing aircraft has been the US and international troops deployed to the Ukraine under Exercise Rapid Trident – a 12-Nation joint military exercise in the Ukraine coinciding with the alleged crash of MH-17.
How many times have government and military exercises turned into false flag events like 9/11, Sandy Hook, Boston Marathon Bombing and now, perhaps the alleged missile attack on MH-17?
Ukraine will play host, but the US military will call the shots, in an upcoming military exercise calledRapid Trident that will bring together some 1,300 international forces in Ukraine for a long-planned exercise.
Although the United States canceled Atlas Vision 2014, which was scheduled to take place in July in the northeastern Russian city of Chelyabinsk, the Pentagon says it will go ahead with plans for a multinational military exercise this summer in Ukraine.
To his credit, Youtuber, Dahboo77 saw it coming in April, 2014.
Atlas Vision is a bi-lateral U.S-Russian Ground Forces exercise. The exercise will consist of a battalion-level command post exercise/Computer Assisted exercise and a platoon-level field training exercise.
Interesting how the media will not tell you that Russia knows all about this operation. Even more interesting is Russia had planned to participate in one of these events – Atlas Vision – on their own soil. Meanwhile, we are left blogging to social media in the dark, while these publicly announced, highly visible, planned exercises have been what we should be looking for, first.
The starboard section of the fuselage contains important evidence about the configuration of the windows beneath the flag. Archive photos from 2014 show both aircraft were fitted with the metal “plug” aft of the flag rather than a transparent window. To be clear, this finding, alone does not serve as significant evidence that the aircraft in the photo is actually the hijacked MH-370/9M-MRO but is worth filing for future reference. Photos of each aircraft showing the metal plug configuration from are available: 9M-MRD Feb 8, 2014 and 9M-MRO Jan 4, 2014
“And that’s when they’re (The Pro-russian Separatists) not simply peddling conspiracy theories, which have become a kind of symbiotic feedback loop between state TV and the most inventive corners of the Internet. The best of the bunch is, of course, an elaborate one: MH17 is actually MH370, that Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared into the Indian Ocean. According to this theory, the plane didn’t disappear at all, “it was taken to an American military base, Diego-Garcia.”
Then it was taken to Holland. On the necessary day and hour, it flew out, bound for Malaysia, but inside were not live people, but corpses. The plane was flown not by real pilots; it was on autopilot. Or take-off (a complicated procedure) was executed by live pilots, who then ejected on parachutes. Then the plane flew automatically. In the necessary spot, it was blown up, without even using a surface-to-air missile. Instead the plane was packed with a bomb, just like the CIA did on 9/11.
The theory also notes that the passports of victims at the crash site all look brand new even though there was an explosion and a fire.”
Julia Ioffe – The New Republic
In order to pursue the theory that the aircraft was salted with cadavers, it makes little difference which plane was involved. We know that 9M-MRD was out of service for the flight MH-17 for a complete month prior to the crash, allowing possible opportunity for “modifications” in preparation for a staged event using fly-by-wire technology available in the B-777 aircraft. So far, the evidence for the window plug is verification that either aircraft could have been modified for use. (See EXHIBIT G)
Today we are told that the fate of Flight MH-370 is known, not yet identified debris has been spotted in what is called “the Southern Indian Ocean,” perhaps more appropriately described as “north of Antarctica.”
We also know that the 777/200 is a “fly by wire” aircraft with controls in place that allows the CIA to remotely pilot the plane “in case of emergency.” We were able to verify the design and implementation of this system through Boeing, Raytheon and commercial pilots.”
So Julia Ioffe’s dim-witted story that a pilot with a load of cadavers would need to parachute out of the aircraft is to characterize Russians as backward and stupid. Quick think Colbert rescued the moment to make it clear the story plot was taken from “Sherlock”, an English speaking, British crime drama.
“Michael Holmes of CNN shared an image on Twitter via his account @holmescnn of a section of what appears to be a Malaysia Airlines jetliner on a grassy field. The Malaysian flag is clearly depicted and the red and blue livery colours used by MAS are also shown.”
The source of the images, a man identifying himself as a tourist guide / traveller / photographer / former soldier from Slovenia, @MatevzNovak, has since posted more photos – taken by a Nadezhda Chernetskaya – of what he claims to be the crash site of Flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine. (TRNS)
Bogus Engine Debris at Alleged MH-17 Crash Site
Crash scene photos clearly reveals engine debris to be from a completely different engine and aircraft type.