2003 War on Iraq

Britain’s sports stars at the service of war propaganda

 
 
Britain’s sports stars at the service of war propaganda
 
 
 
[propaganda alert]
 
compiled by Cem Ertür
 
11 November 2011
 
 
 
 
  
 
2011 Poppy Appeal poster features British tennis star Andy Murray

MI5 told Blair Iraq was no threat to UK

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8728371/MI5-told-Blair-Iraq-was-no-threat-to-UK.html

Britain faced no threat from Iraq when Tony Blair decided to take the country to war, the head of MI5 at the time of the invasion has declared.

Baroness Manningham-Buller disclosed that she had warned the then Labour Prime Minister that the UK would be at greater risk of terrorist attacks if he pursued military action against Saddam Hussein’s regime.

The former director general of the domestic security service, who retired in 2007, described the Iraq conflict as a “distraction” from efforts to tackle al Qaida and warned that more terrorist attacks on British soil seemed likely.

Her comments, in an interview to mark the start of her three Reith Lectures, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this week, represent the most outspoken criticisms to date of the 2003 conflict by such a senior figure in the intelligence services.

Mr Blair, and his former communications director, Alastair Campbell, have faced repeated criticism over the Labour government’s public case for military action.

British Government's September 2002 dossier on Iraq [cartoon]

The Independent, 14 May 2011

 

 

 

The Independent, 13 May 2011

 

 

 

source: Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Assessment of the British Government, 24 September 2002
http://www.archive2.official-documents.co.uk/document/reps/iraq/iraqdossier.pdf
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UK: Bombers who killed a policeman in Northern Ireland may have used explosives from Libya

Daily Telegraph, 4 April 2011

 

 

 

Sunday Times, 3 April 2011

 

 

 

Wall Street Journal Europe, 5 April 2011

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UK: Bombers who killed a policeman in Northern Ireland may have used explosives from Libya

 

The wars on Iraq and Libya: Front pages from 2003 and 2011

Los Angeles Times, 20 March 2003 and 20 March 2011

Los Angeles Times, 20 March 2003 and Los Angeles Times, 20 March 2011









New York Times, 20 March 2003 and 20 March 2011

New York Times, 20 March 2003 and New York Times 20 March 2011









Daily Telegraph, 21 March 2003 and Sunday Telegraph, 20 March 2011

Daily Telegraph, 21 March 2003 and Sunday Telegraph, 20 March 2011