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MUST READ - The war in Iraq was not a blunder or a mistake. It was a crime

Tony Blair is damned. We have seen establishment whitewashes in the past: from Bloody Sunday to Hillsborough, officialdom has repeatedly conspired to smother truth in the interests of the powerful. But not this time. The Chilcot inquiry was becoming a satirical byword for taking farcically long to execute a task; but Sir John will surely go down in history for delivering the most comprehensively devastating verdict on any modern prime minister.

Those of us who marched against the Iraq calamity can feel no vindication, only misery that we failed to prevent a disaster that robbed hundreds of thousands of lives – those of 179 British soldiers among them – and which injured, traumatised and displaced millions of people: a disaster that bred extremism on a catastrophic scale.

One legacy of Chilcot should be to encourage us to be bolder in challenging authority, in being sceptical of official claims, in standing firm against an aggressive agenda spun by the media. Lessons must be learned, the war’s supporters will now declare. Don’t let them get away with it. The lessons were obvious to many of us before the bombs started falling.

For what Chilcot has done is illustrate that assertions from the anti-war movement were not conspiracy theories, or far-fetched, wild-eyed claims. “Increasingly, we appear to have a government who are looking for a pretext for war rather than its avoidance,” declared the anti-war Labour MP Alan Simpson weeks before the invasion. And indeed, as Chilcot revealed, Blair had told George W Bush in July 2002: “I will be with you, whatever.”

When did questioning Dr. David Kelly's death become kooky?

I need an answer

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of war criminals got away with way more than

Oscar Pistorius - they haven't even been charged for anything.

Do not be distracted - oh and fugg Oscar Pistorius and the sympathetic judge.

The Reagan revolution is over

Scalia is dead; Fox is disintegrating before our eyes and all the beans will soon be spilling. The world knows neo-liberalism is 1% bullshit and Don the Con has stolen the party thanks to Rush and talk radio promoting bullshit and hatred 24/7. Gym pro Ryan is in a no win situation trying to play nice.

ReTHUGs believe in nothing but power and wealth by any means.

It's fugging delish watching them crash and burn!!!!

Psssssssssssssssst Sam Querrey just won the

3rd set. Can he repeat and come from behind twice?

So now who killed Dr. David Kelly


David Kelly: The threat from Saddam
Here we reprint Dr David Kelly's article, written days before the Iraq war, in which he assessed the threat from Saddam.
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Drustan de Búrca ‏@svejky 2m2 minutes ago

Indeed it seems likely that Dr David Kelly died for providing strong evidence against the war BEFORE it happened
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moochcassidy ‏@moochcassidy 4m4 minutes ago

The betrayal of Dr David Kelly, 10 years on http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10192271/The-betrayal-of-Dr-David-Kelly-10-years-on.html … #Chilcot #AlistairCampbell
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Devutopia ‏@D_Raval 5m5 minutes ago

#Chilcot - Dr David Kelly, the forgotten hero who helped to expose the lies of the "sexed up" case for war
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t o m ‏@td_rules 6m6 minutes ago

t o m Retweeted Open Labour

I would add Dr David Kelly, Charles Kennedy and the 179 to this.

t o m added,
Open Labour @OpenLabour
Today as the Chilcot report is published, we remember Robin Cook. https://m.
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Dr Rita Pal ‏@dr_rita39 6m6 minutes ago

Dr David Kelly stands vindicated by the #IraqInquiry . The British Government still conceals his documents. #Iraq
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Anita Hunt (lissnup) ‏@lissnup 11m11 minutes ago

Anita Hunt (lissnup) Retweeted Jonathan Harden

RIP Dr David Kelly
How they abused his name in previous inquiries makes my skin crawl.

Anita Hunt (lissnup) added,
Jonathan Harden @jonatharden
"Here we reprint Dr David Kelly's article, written days before the Iraq war..." http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/aug/31/huttonreport.iraq?CMP=share_btn_tw … #Chilcot #ChilcotReport
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Hope Davidson ‏@Ahopedavidson 14m14 minutes ago

Spare a thought for Dr David Kelly today #Chilcot http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10192271/The-betrayal-of-Dr-David-Kelly-10-years-on.html
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Rav Vadgama Verified account ‏@TVRav 16m16 minutes ago

My immediate thoughts - 150k Iraqis died for what? British service personal died for what? Dr David Kelly died for what? #Chilcot
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Peter Harden ‏@hardenuppete 23m23 minutes ago

Don't forget the inquest and medical docs into the death of Dr David Kelly have been sealed and kept secret for 70 years #ChilcotReport
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David Joseph Brady ‏@ClaphamPingu 23m23 minutes ago

We must remember Dr David Kelly. A man of honour and integrity, swimming against the tide of flotsam. #ChilcotReport
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LFA Soccer Schools ‏@LFASoccerSchool 28m28 minutes ago

Remember him today. Dr David Kelly - convenient death of scientist remains unresolved for me. #Chilcot http://gu.com/p/3hcv3/stw
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Working Class Pleb ‏@Marvscouncil 30m30 minutes ago

Dr David Kelly
Millions of Iraqis
Millions in the UK
Were all lied to...

Watching Chilcot live on BBC

A Scathing condemnation of their lack of judgement


Super Typhoon Nepartak takes aim at Taiwan

Residents of Taiwan are turning worried eyes eastwards, where Super Typhoon Nepartak is steaming towards them after putting on a phenomenal display of rapid intensification. Nepartak went from a tropical storm with 70 mph winds on Monday afternoon to a Category 4 super typhoon with 150 mph winds in just 24 hours, as estimated by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The typhoon took advantage of light wind shear of 5 - 10 knots and extremely warm ocean waters of 31°C (88°F) to fuel its rapid intensification. Unusually warm waters extended to great depth below the storm, creating some of the highest oceanic heat content readings we see for a tropical cyclone--near 150 kJ/cm**2 (Figure 2). Satellite loops from NOAA/SSED and NOAA/RAMMB show a mighty storm with a large area of heavy thunderstorms with cold cloud tops reaching high into the atmosphere, surrounding a 15-mile diameter eye. The storm has taken on an annular appearance, with very little in the way of spiral banding. These type of storms are more resistant to weakening than typical tropical cyclones. The Japanese Meteorological Agency estimated that Nepartak had a central pressure of 925 mb at 2:45 pm EDT Tuesday.

Were I running the election campaign in Florida, the theme woud be simple

Video of the algae bloom with people covering their noses, others canceling trips and a simple statement 'Vote out those stinking ReTHUGs'!

Obama is tearing Trump a new one

This is hilarious -damn I'm going to miss him
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