In his 2003 memo on the legality of the Iraq war, Goldsmith, then attorney general, appeared to concede the key point of those now seeking his prosecution. “Aggression is a crime under customary international law which automatically forms part of domestic law,” he wrote.
advocate Nasser Hashem, and his partners in London, will register the criminal case in October at the International Criminal Court and British courts.They decided to take legal action against after the publication of Chilcot’s report in July which was commissioned by former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2009.Hashem told the newspaper that Blair had falsely and unfoundedly told the House of Commons that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and biological weapons before the war was launched.
Your bombers and cruise missiles hit Baghdad two thousand times on March 21. Hospitals later said that the injured came at a rate of over a hundred an hour. Untold numbers of people died on that day, as Baghdad rattled from the Bab al-Moatham, with its great institutions of learning, to the quiet residential streets of al-Saydiya. The ground shook beneath the feet of the city’s people, as bombs fell from the sky like hail. In the three weeks of this bombing campaign, your aircraft dropped more cluster bombs than it did in six months of the bombing in Afghanistan.
According to The New York Times, Layla al-Attar and her husband were “found dead under the debris” after one of the 23 US cruise missiles launched by former president Bill Clinton “blasted craters as deep as 30 feet in Al Manour, an exclusive residential area.”Clinton claimed he had ordered the bombing of Baghdad to foil an alleged Iraqi plot to assassinate former president George H.W. Bush, who was on his way to visit Kuwait for a gala postwar victory celebration. The death plot was a CIA ruse and was never confirmed by any named source.
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Bombshell document shows Blair preparing to act as spin doctor for Bush, who was told ‘the UK will follow our lead’Publicly, Blair still claimed to be looking for diplomatic solution – in direct contrast to email revelationsNew light was shed on Bush-Blair relations by material disclosed by Hillary Clinton at the order of the U.S. courts
The order is a victory for the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit against the government in 2004 seeking the release of the photographs. “The photos are crucial to the public record,” ACLU deputy legal director Jameel Jaffer said in a news release. “They’re the best evidence of what took place in the military’s detention centers, and their disclosure would help the public better understand the implications of some of the Bush administration’s policies.”
Iraqis are claiming they shot down a US Helicopter in the Al-Bagdadi region in Anbar Province last week. The reason for shooting the helicopter, according to FARS and, apparently, high-ranking Iraqi officials, was that the helicopter was carrying weapons to ISIS.