8 Jul, 2016
The Chilcot report investigating the British government’s decision-making under former Prime Minister Tony Blair over the 2003 attack on Iraq will, over time, have a hugely positive impact on global travel & tourism. It has made a quantum-leap contribution to the global principles of good governance, transparency, accountability and the pursuit of truth. If the fundamental premise of the rule of law is that no-one is above the law, this report sets a shining example for the global public to hold leaders accountable anywhere and everywhere. When leaders live in omnipresent fear that their lies and deception will come back to haunt them, they will make decisions that genuinely contribute to global peace, safety, security and sustainability.
That can only be good for everyone, especially travel & tourism, which is the primary beneficiary when those principles are upheld and the primary casualty when they are violated.
The Chilcot report has implicated Mr. Blair in no uncertain terms. But he was only an accomplice in one of the most monstrous acts of state terrorism in history. The main masterminds and string-pullers were in the United States. The Chilcot report clearly identifies who they were. On Page 134 of Section 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000, is this sidebar:
The names I have highlighted in yellow are all part of the pro-Israel Jewish lobby, as accurately pinpointed by the late Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew in his memoirs. Mr. Lee was much too smart to have published this warning without any foundation. I claim to be arguably the only global journalist to have reported Mr. Lee’s assertion here https://www.travel-impact-newswire.com/2016/03/lee-kuan-yews-formula-for-tackling-the-cancer-of-global-terrorism/.
Mr. Lee is not the only prominent personality to have warned thus. Former head of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency Mohammed ElBaradei also wrote a book implicating Paul Wolfowitz and the Jewish lobby. Again, I reported on this book here: https://www.travel-impact-newswire.com/2012/02/elbaradeis-book-exposes-the-lies-and-liars-behind-the-war-in-iraq/.
More recently, I reported on a book very explicitly named “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them”, which discloses Mr. Wolfowitz’s outrageous response to a question from the author, a liberal Jewish journalist, when confronted about Saddam Hussein’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction. This dispatch can be found here: https://www.travel-impact-newswire.com/2016/06/lies-and-the-lying-liars-who-tell-them/.
It is also a matter of unequivocal public record that groups such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and numerous other pro-Israel Jewish lobby groups, media and think-tanks were primarily responsible for fomenting and promoting the Iraq war and a broader regime-change agenda across the Middle East. They were also at the forefront of calls for an attack on Iran.
At this point, I rest my case.
From here on, readers should do their own research about who was really responsible for the Iraq war and its monumental toll in human life and hugely destabilising impact on global affairs.
A good place to start would be to Google the enterprise fingered in the Chilcot report, “Project for a New American Century.” Very few of my readers would have heard about this shadowy grouping. They should be ready for an eye-opening shock. This Wikipedia website will help get things rolling https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.
Readers can also check out this website: http://pnac.info/
Exposing the lies and the lying liars who tell them is my journalistic responsibility. Here, I want to brag about another professional achievement. I was the only journalist in Thailand to write a series of columns in the Bangkok Post opposing the then looming Iraq war and the Lying Liars pushing for it. Meanwhile, the Bangkok Post’s own editorials were cheerleaders for exactly the opposite. One editorial even heaped “kudos” on Tony Blair. Here are some examples of the Post’s editorials:
In July 2012, my column was gagged by the Bangkok Post, which claims to be “The Newspaper You Can Trust.” I can reveal today that one of my former editors, Mr. Songpol Kaopatumtip, who was also edged out of the Bangkok Post, often told me that Israeli diplomats in Bangkok were constantly pushing him to gag the column. My journalism was also vehemently attacked in the newspaper’s Letters to the Editor, mainly by pro-Israeli, anti-Muslim Western expatriates. A check of the Bangkok Post archives will identify them.
A famous Sanskrit saying asserts, “Satyamev Jayate” (Truth Always Triumphs). Truthful, trustworthy leaders who do not fear accountability help make the world safer to live, travel and work. The Chilcot report is set to unleash a tsunami of truth. Readers will have enough evidence to challenge their own long-held beliefs and ask themselves, with a greater degree of scepticism: Who are the real liars? Who is really responsible for global problems?
The corner has only just been turned. There is still a long, long way to go. This editor will remain at the forefront of the Satyamev Jayate campaign. Unless I fall victim to a Mossad-organised “accident”, victory is a foregone conclusion