March 31, 2013

Tony Blair and George W. Bush

Tony Blair and George W. Bush

The third war criminal of the gang is Tony Blair, a con man whose phony smile is the envy of card sharks in Las Vegas. What troubles me about Blair is his ability to flit around the world in private jets giving speeches for a minimum of one hundred grand without a worry in the world that he will be picked up and flown to The Hague by the International Criminal Court as the war criminal that he is. Bush and Cheney are safe because Uncle Sam withdrew from the ICC Treaty, but Britain hasn”€™t, so why has Blair not been arrested? That’s an easy one to answer. There are rules for African war criminals and rules for Serb nationalists, and the rest don”€™t count. Bush, Cheney, and Blair belong behind bars for waging war against a sovereign nation that had absolutely no involvement with 9/11. They belong behind bars for having ordered the invasion of Iraq by using false evidence of Saddam’s WMD.

But I”€™m just whistling Dixie, as Bing Crosby used to say. None of the three criminals will ever face jail, which is a crime in itself.

About fifteen years ago I attended the 90th birthday party of Lord Shawcross in Sussex, England. His son William, a good friend, placed me near his father, who was the lead British prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials following the Nazi defeat. I asked the great man who was the most interesting person among the Allies and the Nazis during the yearlong trial. “€œHermann Göring by a long shot,”€ said his lordship. As Göring was never implicated in atrocities, I asked Shawcross why he got the death penalty. “€œFor waging aggressive war,”€ he answered. I then asked who was being more aggressive: the Allies bombing Dresden, Hamburg, and Berlin (killing an estimated half-million old men, women, and children), or Göring’s Luftwaffe bombing London and Coventry (killing an estimated 26,000 in four years). The good Lord was not best pleased with me, but such are the joys of having double standards.

Yes, dear readers, Ieng Sary”€”the Cheney to Pol Pot’s Bush”€”died in his bed two weeks ago. Pol Pot and Ieng Sary murdered more than a third of Cambodians and imprisoned and tortured an estimated two-thirds of the population. Sary was allowed to own two large houses and live it up until the end. The equivalent of Cambodian neocons made that possible. Our very own Fifth Columnist neocons”€”the Kristols, Abramses, Wolfowitzes, Perles, Feiths, and other such scummy types”€”are still being listened to by naïve Americans instead of being silenced for their criminal propagandizing leading up to war. Der Stürmer was shut down after the Nazi defeat. The Weekly Standard is still going. Go figure, as they say.



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