About James Thring

James Thring is a retired architect-planner concerned about the Middle East since Israel's 1967 War. He designed the first Cambridge Autonomous House in 1971 with a view to helping people isolated from public services, as in Palestine, and applied the technology to a plan for Saharan Libya in 1975. He also helped plan S.E. England and prepared scenarios for UK financial futures at the Department of the Environment. He advised companies like BA, BT and British Gas on likelihoods of future scenarios using Battelle's risk analysis model. In 1980 he was a Committee Member of Architects for Peace, seconded to Professions for World Disarmanent & Development where he created Planning for Peace and was then deputed to the World Constitution & Parliament Association where he applied his scenario modelling. After initiating the Ministry of Peace to unite the anti-war lobbies he co-founded Legal Action Against War to prosecute Blair et al. for War Crimes against Iraq. Whilst visiting Iraq and Palestine he compiled 'Crimes against the Palestinians' and wrote 'Peace with Iraq' to counter the 'dodgy dossier' and gave it to every MP in 2002. When Israel threatened to attack Iran in 2006 and 2012 he published 'Peace with Iran' but the launch in the House of Lords with Lord Ahmed was sabotaged by the Israeli lobby. He continues to lobby for diplomatic, peaceful solutions to conflicts mostly in the Middle East, gives opinions to tv and radio channels and writes to Ministers, influential figures and the media.

IMPEACHMENT OF TONY BLAIR

Ministry of Peace 
139 Vauxhall Street Vauxhall London SE11 5LL UK 00 44 (0)207 582 3734
e-mail: ministryofpeace@btinternet.com

 
th July 2016 our ref: GKS MoP@IRAQ Impeach Blair MPs 26May16

The Palace of Westminster
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.

Yours sincerely

Dr James B Thring, Convenor
and MPs:
Attached: Motion for Impeachment of Tony Blair in Parliament

The Ministry of Peace is a private initiative to promote peaceful solutions to conflict & injustice
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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.

SIGNED

Ministry of Peace mission statement

The Ministry of Peace was established in 2000 at the Bertrand Russell Peace Conference in Brussels. It was to replace the National Peace Council as a hub for coordinating the peace lobbies to build humanitarian, political, legal and financial cases against the war lobbies. It was also to arrogate the missing power of such a ministry to put a break on military interventions overseas. Peace groups in the UK however, do not readily coalesce and have left the MoP as a largely private initiative.
The object remains to pursue the aims by documenting the cases against war, as it did in 2003 by compiling ‘Peace with Iraq’ and in 2006 publishing ‘Peace with Iran’. These were circulated to all MPs, influential figures, diplomats and many media outlets. It sends strong messages to Ministers and the media suggesting diplomacy, justice and peaceful solutions to conflicts in Afghanistant, Libya, Syria and Ukraine. It has taken legal action via the UK High Court to stop the bombing of Iraq, to interdict the invasion and to prosecute Tony Blair et al. for the War Crimes. It then Petitioned the ICC to investigate these crimes. It Petitioned Her Majesty not to sign any more Orders in Council for wars not in defence of the UK.
One of its central concerns is to end the illegal and cruel occupation of Palestine and other Israeli crimes against these blockaded people. Those felonies are found to be a major cause of unrest and conflict in Muslim nations, as predicated in the US neo-Con report ‘Rebuilding America’s Defences’ (1999) where six Muslim nations were singled out for military occupation and where ‘the need for a new Pearl Harbour’ was expressed, prior to blaming ‘Islamic terrorists’ for ‘9-11’.

Crimes Against the Palestinians

Ministry of Peace

139 Vauxhall Street Vauxhall London SE11 5LL 0207 582 3734

ministryofpeace@btinternet.com

The Ministry of Peace produced a booklet outlining Israeli Crimes against the Palestinians in order to help achieve peace in the Holy Land through peaceful legal action.  It is starkly obvious from several visits to Palestine by the author that the Palestinian people are placid, tolerant, kind, hospitable and very long-suffering.   They are not aggressive, avaricious or arrogant and thus are easily oppressed by people who are.   Only a handful of their bravest Resistance have been driven to retaliate against this oppression and they have done so by the limited means at their disposal; stones, home-made rockets, occasional hostage-taking and by blowing themselves up.  They have no army, no effective security service and their occupiers, the Israeli Army, has taken the law unto itself so that Palestinians have no recourse to effective courts; army atrocities and those of Jewish squatters on the West Bank and in Jerusalem literally get away with murder.  Moreover, Palestinians have no ‘big brother’ providing them with billions of dollars worth of arms and equipment and no actionable voice at the UN.  So they suffer horrific injustices such as Israel’s military massacre of over 2,000 civilians, destroying homes, schools, hospitals, water, food and power supplies and much else in Gaza in 2014, 2012 and 2008-9.  Destroying and killing members of a national, religious or ethnic group, with  intent, is classed in law as Genocide.   There should be swift and effective international action to arrest those who gave the orders and subject them to trial at the International Court of Justice followed by incarceration for life.  The innumerable charges against Israeli high command, from forced sale of land starting in the 19th Century, through Jewish terrorist murders in the first half of the 20th, to full scale massacres like those in Shatilla refugee camp in the second half, and in Gaza in the 21st, are horrendous and often concealed.  It will take years of investigation and compilation to bring them to court.  And this process is made even more difficult, blocked at every turn by a well-oiled network of cowed and bribed Friends of Israel in all influential governments .  Never-the-less, legal action is a civilized path to just settlement, compensation and peace and should be vigorously supported by all Human Rights activists and independent Jurists and law-makers around the world.

The following list of headings of the booklet is intended to provide a flavour of the booklet:

ZIONIST CRIMES AGAINST THE PALESTINIANS

A: THE CRIMES IN PRINCIPLE

1: CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY:

Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, imprisonment

as part of widespread systematic attack against civilians’.

e.g: denying Right of Return to 4M Palestinians.

8 M Pal’s suffer: More than Jews in Germany

for 16 x as long – >100 yrs

began 1900’s: Jewish Terror gangs

slow Genocide – every day

+ 20 categories of criminal abuse:

2: WAR CRIMES:

Wilful killing, torture, causing great suffering, extensive destruction of property not justified by military necessity:

  • Toture at Aliya Prison reprted by BBC Stourton House demolitions,

Attacking or bombarding undefended villages or homes not military objectives’;

  • e.g: 1948, 1967, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1986….2008-9 ‘Cast Lead’

Transferring or unlawfully confining people or denying prisoners fair trial’;

  • About 3,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails without specific charges.

Transferring the occupying power’s own population into occupied territory;

  • 450,000 squatters now in W. Bank & E. Jerusalem

Declaring that no quarter will be given’.

  • Israeli Gen. during Intifada in 2006

Pillaging towns or places, even after assault’.

3: GENOCIDE:

Killing, causing serious bodily or mental harm, or inflicting conditions

with intent to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group’.

  • Everyday suffering of Palestinians

4: APARTHEID:

inhuman acts of one racial group to dominate or oppress another racial group’e.g: ‘Israeli Arabs treated worse than cattle’ (inhuman) – water, electric cut off. e.g: The Bantustans on the West Bank & Gaza

– Declaration of ‘Jewish-only’ State – Must have Jewish passport

5: BUILDING ILLEGAL SQUATTER SETTLEMENTS:

Jewish settlements on West Bank – declared illegal by ICJ, endorsed by US Presidents

6: BUILDING ILLEGAL WALL:

Israel’s Apartheid wall on largely Palestinian land – declared illegal by ICJ.

7: STEALING PALESTINIAN LAND & WATER:

  • Israel takes water from West Bank aquifers and sells it back at 5x price paid by Jews, who consume 7x as much

8: EMBEZZLING TAXES & AID

  • Israel taxes Palestinians but does not spend the money on their needs

  • Israel intercepts and confiscates overseas aid

B: THE MOTIVES

1: ETHNIC CLEANSING

2: PROTECTION FROM PERSECUTION

3: RELIGIOUS ARROGANCE

4: EXPANSION OF ISRAEL

5: GLOBAL HEGEMONY

C: THE PRIME CULPRITS

1: ZIONIST LEADERS

2: MOSSAD AGENTS

3: ISRAELI FORCES

D: CO-CONSPIRATORS

1: ZIONISTS IN UK GOVERNMENT

2: NEO-CONS IN US ADMINISTRATION

3: MEDIA MOGHULS

4: CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS

5: CONSCRIPTS

E: LEGAL ACTION

1: NATIONAL COURTS

2: ECHR

3: ICC

4: ICJ & UN

5: ARREST & INCARCERATION

6: SANCTIONS

G: GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS OF INACTION

1: ISOLATION OF SUPPORTERS (IRAN)

2: SANCTIONS ON INNOCENT PARTIES

3: ISRAELI WAR ON ISLAM

4: POVERTY & OPPRESSION

F: LESSONS

1: STRATEGY

2: DEFENCE

3: SUPPORT

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