Ministry of Peace
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th July 2016 our ref: GKS MoP@IRAQ Impeach Blair MPs 26May16
The Palace of Westminster
LONDON SW1A 0AA
Dear Member of the Palace of Westminster
IMPEACHMENT OF TONY BLAIR
The 2003 invasion of Iraq, following a cruel 13-year siege which had already killed 450,000 children by 1995 plus untold numbers of old and infirm, killed another c.100,000 Iraqi civilians. Probably about one million Iraqis have died since from dU poisoning, brutal occupation and civil unrest. It also cost our armed services 179 lives. With the occupation, it cost taxpayers over £9B. And far from protecting the ‘West’ from attack it increased the risk by exacerbating Middle East turmoil and resentment.
Tony Blair is accountable for this as he misled Parliament; conspired to falsify evidence; made secret, unconditional agreements with President Bush to overthrow Saddam Hussain; withdrew the proposed 2nd UN Resolution to authorize war after over-hearing it would be defeated; and he knew civilians would be killed. He thus stands charged with conspiring with a foreign power to initiate a War of Aggression involving War Crimes, damaging the UK’s legal and moral standing, treacherously misleading Parliament, undermining the Crown Prerogative and misappropriating funds thereby.
To atone for these felonies, to show compassion for the Iraqi people and to discourage further such high crimes and misdemeanours, we urge you to support Impeachment. The Chilcot Inquiry provided substantial evidence for this. The Motion calling for Impeachment in the next Session of Parliament requires your signature and is attached.
Whilst the International Criminal Court is the appropriate court for criminal prosecution it is known that it is reluctant to investigate claims against powerful Heads of States. An endorsement of the charges by Members of the UK Parliament is necessary to overcome this hurdle.
Dr James B Thring, Convenor
Attached: Motion for Impeachment of Tony Blair in Parliament
The Ministry of Peace is a private initiative to promote peaceful solutions to conflict & injustice
IMPEACHMENT OF TONY BLAIR
THIS HOUSE DEMANDS THAT FORMER PRIME MINISTER MR ANTHONY BLAIR BE IMPEACHED FOR DISPOSING HM FORCES IN TO UNLAWFULYL INVADE THE SOVEREIGN STATE OF IRAQ IN 2003 WITHOUT UN SECURITY COUNCIL APPROVAL OR OVERSIGHT BY A MILITARY STAFF COMMITTEE; WITHOUT SINCERE DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS TO RESOLVE THE PERCEIVED THREAT; WITHOUT CHECKING STORIES ABOUT SADDAM HUSSEIN’S ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES; WITHOUT ADEQUATE PLANS FOR THE AFTERMATH AND WITHOUT FULLY APPRAISING PARLIAMENT OF THE TRUE VALIDITY OF CLAIMS THAT IRAQ HAD WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION OR WAS DEVELOPING THEM OR THAT THEY POSED A SEVERE AND IMMINENT THREAT TO THE UK AND THE ‘WEST’.
HE THEREFORE STANDS CHARGED WITH CONSPIRING WITH A FOREIGN POWER, NAMELY THE USA, TO PUT HER MAJESTY’S FORCES IN HARM’S WAY FOR A CAUSE NOT IN DEFENCE OF THE UK, WHICH IS AN ABUSE OF THE ROYAL PREROGATIVE.
HE THEREBY STANDS ACCUSED OF CULPABILITY IN THE DEATHS OF 179 OF HER MAJESTY’S SERVICE PERSONNEL AND INJURIES TO OVER ONE THOUSAND.
HE ALSO STANDS CULPABLE FOR THE DEATHS OF OVER 100,000 IRAQI PEOPLE KILLED IN THE INVASION AND 500,000 KILLED IN THE SUBSEQUENT OCCUPATION AS WELL AS INJURIES TO UNTOLD NUMBERS.
HE THEREBY STANDS ACCUSED OF INCITING THE RISE OF RETRIBUTION AND TERRORISM NOW RAVAGING THE REGION.
IN ALL THIS HE HAS BROUGHT DOWN THE REPUTATION OF THIS PLACE, THE MOTHER OF PARLIAMENTS AND THAT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.
HE SHOULD THEREFORE BE CONDEMNED AS PERSONA NON GRATA AND HELD BY BLACK ROD TO AWAIT CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS FROM VICTIMS’ RELATIONS AND THOSE CONCERNED TO UPHOLD INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL LAW AND RESTORE JUSTICE AND PEACE FOR THE IRAQI PEOPLE.