UK Chilcot Inquiry: Iraq War Was Illegal. Unanimous Legal Opinion of Foreign Office Lawyers

What everybody with two braincells to rub together already knew before Bush and Blair took us to war in Iraq is now confirmed by the conclusion of the Chilcot Inquiry: The War on Iraq was illegal!

The problem is what are we going to do about it since one of the main protagonists in the lead up to war Blair is now a much valued bankster asset going about his business of making loads of money setting up “dictators” to be killed and countries to be looted.

Too bad for the  million Iraqi’s who died and the millions who fled their country and the other millions who were displaced inside of Iraq.

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The UK Cameron government is blocking publication of their “official” report on Iraq war until perhaps 2014 or later, according to the UK’s most popular newspaper website.

Perhaps this delay is in part because the Blair government was advised before the war by all 27 attorneys in their Foreign Affairs Office that war on Iraq was unlawful. That would mean armed attack on Iraq would be an unlawful War of Aggression, with identical criminal implication on US armed attack on Iraq.

Unlawful war requires US military to refuse all war orders and arrest those who issue them (more documentation here).

Public understanding that current wars “on terror” are not even close to lawful would end these wars. War law forbids all armed attack unless under attack by another nation’s government.

As I wrote in 2010:

All the lawyers in the UK’s Foreign Affairs Department concluded the US/UK invasion of Iraq was an unlawful War of Aggression. Their expert advice is the most qualified to make that legal determination; all 27 of them were in agreement. This powerful judgment of unlawful war follows the Dutch government’s recent unanimous report and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s clear statements.

This stunning information was disclosed at the UK Chilcot inquiry by the testimony of Foreign Affairs leading legal advisor, Sir Michael Wood, who added that the reply from Prime Minister Tony Blair’s office to his legal department’s professional work was chastisement for putting their unanimous legal opinion in writing.

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One thought on “UK Chilcot Inquiry: Iraq War Was Illegal. Unanimous Legal Opinion of Foreign Office Lawyers

  1. This is so FRUSTRATING! We KNOW the war is illegal!!! From day ONE. Godammit. All this killing . all this directly consequential MURDER and PAIN these miserable hacks brought into the world. what now for justice? for TRUTH? Like LIBOR and HSBC and Wachovia and 911 and 7/7 and god knows whatever other disgusting acts of aggression these dogs of war leave untouched ‘behind’ them ….. whats going to happen?
    That is the question. WHO can recognize the SIZE of this outrage and commit it to trial?

    There must be a separate reality where BUSH/BLAIR et al get to PLAY all day long, safe from Laws that would have anyone I know behind bars or strung like Saddam from a hemp rope.

    (Sorted, also only the first comment is moderated so enjoy!)

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