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مُساهمةموضوع: Pre-war Iraq 'was no threat to UK'    الخميس 01 سبتمبر 2011, 12:36 am

Pre-war Iraq 'was no threat to UK'



Iraq posed no threat to the UK when then prime minister Tony Blair took Britain to war there, former MI5 boss Dame Eliza Manningham Buller has said.

The one-time security service boss has spoken out about the conflict previously, revealing the reservations she had about it at the time.But in a new interview, she told the Radio Times: "Iraq did not present a threat to the UK. The service advised that it was likely to increase the domestic threat and that it was a distraction from the pursuit of al Qaida. I understood the need to focus on Afghanistan. Iraq was a distraction."

Ms Manningham-Buller, whose three Reith Lectures begin this week on BBC Radio 4, said it was "for others to decide" whether the war was a mistake.But she added: "Intelligence isn't complete without the full picture and the full picture is all about doubt. Otherwise, you go the way of George Bush."She also described Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as "a horror" but appeared torn about military interventions like the current Nato foray into Libya.

"It's very difficult - do you just stand by and watch people being murdered?" she said.Asked about Britain's friendlier approach to Col Gaddafi in the recent past, she replied: "There was a point to cosying up to him, to get him to forfeit his stockpiles of WMD (weapons of mass destruction). It was the right thing to do. But yes, you do have to be aware of who you're dealing with."

Defending MI5 against suggestions that it could have prevented the July 7 terror attacks on London, she said: "In intelligence, you can know of someone, without knowing exactly what they are going to do. The next time there is an attack, the same could be true - though I hope it won't be."And in a bleak warning about future British bombings, she said: "I assume there will be. This isn't a 'war' you win in a military sense, and you can't anticipate everything."

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The Press Association.


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Blair told Iraq posed no threat



Britain’s former spy boss has given her strongest condemnation yet of Tony Blair’s ­decision to go to war in Iraq, saying he was told it posed no threat to the UK.Ex-MI5 chief Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller said she warned the then Prime Minister military action would put Britain at risk.

“Iraq did not present a threat to the UK. The service advised it was likely to increase the domestic threat,” she told the Radio Times.“It was a distraction from the pursuit of al-Qaeda.“I understood the need to focus on Afghanistan. Iraq was a distraction.”

But she said it was “up to others” to decide if it was the wrong thing to do.She also confessed to being torn over whether Nato should be in Libya – but said Britain was right to “cosy up” to Gaddafi in recent years.“There was a point... to get him to forfeit his stockpiles of WMD,” she said.

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The Traitor of Baghdad



On the 15th February 2011, the Guardian reported that Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, code-named 'Curveball' by U.S. intelligence officials, admitted to fabricating knowledge of Saddam Hussein's alleged biological weapons program. Despite clear warnings from CIA officials, the Bush administration and the British Labour Government used Al-Janabi's information in public statements and official reports which resulted in military force against Iraq.

The Guardian reported on 2nd April 2004, that Mr. Janabi is the cousin of a close aide to
Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress and now a senior Iraqi government official, who also played an instrumental role in the “disinformation” campaign designed to force the United States and Britain to authorize the invasion of Iraq. The 2006 US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the INC corroborates this.

The Guardian noted that, according to the Los Angeles Times, UN weapons inspectors specifically asked Mr. Chalabi to find evidence of mobile biological weapons production facilities inside of Iraq, which has now left many questioning wherever “Curveball” was either directed or encouraged by Ahmed Chalabi, to present
false information and precipitate the illegal invasion.

Deception is a second nature to Ahmed Chalabi, a convicted embezzler who was sentenced to twenty four years hard labour by the central criminal court in Jordan, for having brought down the
Petra Bank but escaping the kingdom, Chalabi fled to the West, where opposing Saddam Hussain became more prestigious and later established himself as a “joint director” of the INDICT Campaign, alongside the former chairperson of Britain’s then ruling Labour Party, Ann Clwyd MP.

A warrant was also issued in 2004, for the arrest of
Salem Chalabi, the man who headed the tribunal of Saddam Hussain, where it was claimed the nephew of Ahmed Chalabi was also suspected of involvement, in the murder of a senior Iraqi civil servant.

Like his uncle, Salem Chalabi is reported to have worked on various projects, including helping to draw up suggestions for a post-Saddam constitution, before the 2003 war was even waged and it was only after Saddam Hussein was overthrown by the US/UK, Salem Chalabi - like his uncle - returned to Baghdad and was soon playing a key role in the country's so-called “reconstruction“.

Ahmed Chalabi, who was being paid roughly around $340,000 per month by the Pentagon “for intelligence“, had this cut off after allegations emerged that he was also
spying for the Iranians. It was alleged that Chalabi told Iranian intelligence officials in Baghdad, that he had been informed the US had broken Iranian communications codes and were reading the internal documents of Tehran's ministry of intelligence and security.

Even though Chalabi admitted that he had met Iranian officials frequently as part of his political functions, he went on to accuse George Tenet, then head of the CIA, of fabricating the information as a smear campaign against him.

A not so strange conclusion to draw for anyone with sociopathic tendencies, especially when David Kay, the former chief weapons inspector in Iraq was to later state: "the reason George Tenet and the top of the (CIA) agency came over to the argument that Iraq had W.M.D. was that they really knew the US vice president had come to that conclusion anyway, They had been getting information from Chalabi for years."

While it is estimated that over one million people have died inside of Iraq, as a result of the “lies” told by Al-Janabi aka “Curveball”, according to the UNHCR, millions more have been displaced and over five million children have also been left as orphans. The racially degenerate “Curveball”, has also showed no remorse for his actions either, as he and his children appear “proud” of the fact that they were the reasons Iraq now has “democracy."

Human Rights Watch recently reported that torture in Iraqi prisons continues under the authority of elite military units reporting to Al-Janabi’s “Democratic” Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Meanwhile, thousands of men and women have also lost their lives, with countless others suffering from the wounds of war in both Britain and America, just so eight years after Bush and Blair launched the invasion of Iraq, Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi could say, “maybe I was right, maybe I was not right“, while clearly admitting to be the cause behind the increasing numbers of veteran suicides, homelessness, cases of substance abuse and domestic violence.

Hussein Al-alak is a British based journalist and is chairman of the Iraq Solidarity Campaign UK. This article has also been published on Totally Hussein & The London Progressive Journal.
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