Introduction by Michel Chossudovsky
Our thoughts today are with the people of Iraq, whose country was invaded twenty years on March 20, 2003. The destruction and loss of life is beyond description. More than a million deaths have been recorded.
It is important to analyze the political justification of the invasion of Iraq which was presented to public opinion. The evidence is overwhelming. The justification to wage war on Iraq was based on fake intelligence. War crimes committed at the highest levels of government.
The War narrative which unfolded with Colin Powell’s February 5, 2003 presentation to the UN Security Council was that Saddam possessed “Weapons of Mass Destruction”.
The intelligence Dossier presented by Colin Powell to the UNSC emanating from Tony Blair’s cabinet was fake, confirmed by Dr. Glen Rangwala
See our earlier article:
Colin Powell and the “The Sloppy Dossier”: Plagiarism and “Fake Intelligence” Used to Justify the 2003 War on Iraq: Copied and Pasted from the Internet into an “Official” British Intel Report
By, March 18, 2023
The Assassination of Dr. David Kelly
Another important event, which occurred in the wake of the invasion was the assassination of Weapons Inspector Dr. David Kelly.
Dr. David Kelly was Britain’s foremost expert on biological weapons, with direct access to WMD intelligence on Iraq. In the months leading up to his death, he had become increasingly skeptical regarding Iraq’s alleged WMDs. Dr. David Kelly was found dead on July 18th, 2003. The official position was that he had committed suicide as contained in the Lord Hutton report.
Lord Hutton was confronted by Drs. Stephen Frost, Christopher Burns-Cox and David Halpin, who courageously challenged the official narrative” presented by Lord Hutton on behalf of Tony Blair’s government.
See below the text of the medical doctors entitled “Response to Lord Hutton”.
According to Yassmeen Radif, Matt Roberts and Harry Zacharias in a comprehensive report:
“The basis for this war had been laid out in two distinct dossiers [September 24, 2002 and the February 3, 2003 Dossier]”
The latter was published 2 days prior to Colin Powell’s presentation to the UNSC.
“When he began to raise concerns about the integrity of these documents, he would find himself caught in a political storm. Four months later, Kelly was dead.”
March 2002: Prime Minister Tony Blair commissions an Intelligence Dossier about weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in four countries.
24 September, 2002. The intelligence dossier described as ‘Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Assessment of the British Government’ is completed. Dr. David Kelly was involved in this Dossier, providing a historical review of UNSCOM inspections and analysis of “Iraq’s concealment and deception”. He expressed reservations with the September 2002 draft Dossier prior to its release on September 24, 2002:
“Kelly believed that the wording was not incorrect, but had ‘a lot of spin on it‘”.
3 February 2003. A second Dossier entitled ‘Iraq – Its Infrastructure of Concealment, Deception and Intimidation’ was made public. It would appear that Dr. Kelly was not involved in the drafting of the February 3, 2003 version of the Intelligence Dossier.
5 February 2003. The intelligence Dossier on WMD released on February 3, 2003 was presented by Colin Powell to the UN Security Council.
20 March, 2003. The invasion and bombing of Iraq
22 May, 2003. David Kelly meets journalist Andrew Gilligan ( i.e. in the wake of the invasion which was completed in April 2003).
15 July 2003. David Kelly was invited to appear before the Foreign Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons pertaining to his meetings with BBC journalist Gilligan.
“…His evidence to the committee was that he had not said the things Gilligan had reported his source as saying, and members of the committee came to the conclusion that he had not been the source. Some of the questioning was very precise. The Labour MP Andrew MacKinlay, in particular, used a forceful tone in his cross-examination. … Kelly was deeply upset by his treatment before the Committee (Military History)
17th of July:
Kelly was working as usual at home in Oxfordshire. Media coverage of his public appearance two days before had led many of his friends to send him supportive emails, to which he was responding. …
At about 15:00, Kelly told his wife that he was going for a walk as he did every day. … His wife reported him missing shortly after midnight that night, and he was found early the next morning [18th of July 2023].” (Military History)
The evidence suggests that his alleged “Suicide” was staged.
See statements and analysis of Drs. Stephen Frost, Christopher Burns-Cox and David Halpin