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Bush, Blair convicted for Iraq war

2011-11-22 19:14

Kuala Lumpur  - A tribunal formed by Malaysia's former leader has convicted former President George W Bush and Britain's ex-prime minister Tony Blair at a symbolic trial for "crimes against peace" in Iraq.

Malaysia's outspoken former leader Mahathir Mohamad founded a peace organisation that set up the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal specifically for trying Bush and Blair.

Mahathir's son, Mukhriz Mahathir, said international judges and lawyers convicted the men on Tuesday for crimes against peace over the 2003 Iraq invasion. It plans to hear symbolic war crimes charges against them later.

Malaysian activists say they sent information about the charges to Bush and Blair but received no response.

Comments
  • phathuchicos - 2011-11-22 19:29

    finally...justice served. all countries should demand the arrest of this two culprits who nearly brought the world to world war 3.

      goyougoodthing - 2011-11-22 19:47

      I do agree, they are war mongers for greed and profit. Nothing more.

      Malcolm - 2011-11-22 19:51

      They should also be awarded accolades for preventing 3rd World war being ignited in Africa. Greed, Poverty, Corruption, Appauling Governance, violent conflict are some of the things they have been trying to alleviate.

      Getafix - 2011-11-22 20:00

      Based on the terrorist attacks in Britain and in America at the same time, I have to agree, The inside job theory sticks out like a Ferrari amongst Fiats.

      John - 2011-11-22 20:50

      @goyougoodthing - The war in the middle east has cost the USA $ 4.7 trillion, and it is rising. How can it be for their own greed ? This war has cost the USA dearly. They could never recoup what they have lost - even if they took all of Iraq's oil for the next 50 years. Think....

      Mthuthuzeli - 2011-11-23 00:54

      War is a racket. Its profits for weapons manufactures who provide donations for political campaigns to have their man elected.

  • Farouk - 2011-11-22 21:50

    nitesh u rather go to india and see what torture is being perpetrated by ur people. Go and ask south african women like nurses working in saudi about how well respected and looked after they are. U need to be lashed because your mouth needs to be bleached. The law of the country does not have to be approved of by ignorant people like you because unlike here crime,rape ,murder and domestic violence is minute there.And only pigs support wars against innocent people like iraqis and afgaans,

  • Transkie Sun - 2011-11-22 23:00

    Only to save face. This was discussed years ago. Wait a few years. All the protesting and corporate greed and heads of state going down like it is. It only to pass international laws. New world order excuse

  • Zion - 2011-11-23 06:00

    While we may not agree with the modus operandi what Bush and Blair did WAS a crime against mankind on the grounds that Weapons of mass destruction was and has been never found> That excuse caused thousands of deaths and is the direct cause of the alienation between Eastern and Western civilizations. Blair in particular has, by his own hand, become one of the greatest criminals of this century.

      Ziyaad - 2011-11-23 08:09

      Well said Sir!

      Dirk - 2011-11-23 09:35

      How many times should I say this? There was WMDs in Iraq, but was removed to Syria just prior to the US invasion. This is widely known in the international intelligence community, both friend and foe of the US- its just not expedient for the foes to acknowledge it. Even the locations are known.

  • Ziyaad - 2011-11-23 08:04

    I think all of you are being judgemental. Look at the facts regarding the "war" on Iraq. What sanctioned the war? Weapons of Mass destruction...which were initially supplied by the US during the Gulf War. Did Iraq launch an attack on either the US or Iraq....No! Do not make this a religious issue as it is a humanitarian issue. The Russel Tribunal of Palestine just took place and it was based on crimes against humanity and not a religious issue. Why just condemn the "islamic" world for not having a healthy social environement. Look at the world in general. USA accounts for 80% of the worlds pornography, a country with one of the highest divorce rates, etc. Many Americans felt strongly against George Bush's war on Iraq. Billions of dollars spent on a war when it could have been spent on creating jobs within America to rebuild the nation. Everyone has their own religion and we should respect that.

  • ludlowdj - 2011-11-23 09:42

    About time although the American sheeple will still believe that Bush isn't their Antichrist, and that pearl harbour and 9/11 weren't actively allowed by US forces under direct orders of the white house.

  • tuckelly - 2011-11-23 23:02

    Thank you to the malaysia peopel for there corage we must stand togather and bring this two terriss to justes

      Nibiru - 2011-12-03 13:06

      I am sure you meant poepel

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