Thursday, January 01, 2015

Outrage as Blair aide who brokered deal that took us into Iraq war gets New Year Honours gong (even though Chilcot STILL hasn't reported) 

  • Sir David Manning helped Tony Blair forge secret pact with George Bush
  • The 65-year-old is made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order 
  • Honour comes as he faces prospect of criticism in delayed Chilcot report into 2003 war in Iraq
  • He was among 1,164 people recognised by today’s New Year’s Honours 
  • Fiona Woolf, who stood down from Government’s child abuse inquiry, becomes a dame
  • Cressida Dick, policewoman in charge when Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead, is made a CBE
Tony Blair’s key aide who helped him forge a secret pact with George Bush to wage war in Iraq receives a top honour today.
Sir David Manning, who was Mr Blair’s foreign policy adviser and is now an aide to Prince William, is made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
The honour comes as Sir David faces the prospect of stern criticism in the delayed Chilcot report into the 2003 war.


Eve of war: Sir David Manning (circled left) with then US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, President George Bush and Tony Blair in 2002
He was among 1,164 people recognised by today’s New Year’s Honours, but he is not the only controversial figure to feature in the list.
Fiona Woolf – who stood down from the Government’s child abuse inquiry – becomes a dame, and Cressida Dick, the policewoman in charge when Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead, is made a CBE.
Sir David was at Mr Blair’s side in the run-up to the Iraq War. He gave evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry of meetings he had attended, in which President Bush and the Labour prime minister drew up secret plans for the invasion nine months before the outbreak of war. 
Friends of Sir David, who went on to be British ambassador to the US, have expressed concern that Chilcot will savage him – as well as Mr Blair – in the long-awaited report.
The adviser attended crucial meetings between Mr Blair and Mr Bush in June 2002 and January 2003 as they plotted how to launch a war in the face of public opinion against it.
After the first of those meetings, in July 2002, he hand-delivered to Condoleezza Rice, then US Secretary of State, a personal letter from Mr Blair to Mr Bush – described by critics as offering a ‘blank cheque’ to the US president.
Sir David faces the prospect of stern criticism in the delayed Chilcot report into the 2003 war
Sir David faces the prospect of stern criticism in the delayed Chilcot report into the 2003 war
The letter has since ‘gone missing’ from the official presidential library, but is said to have begun with the words: ‘You know, George, whatever you decide to do, I’m with you.’
Sir David also wrote a now notorious secret memo after the January 2003 meeting which showed the US invasion of Iraq would definitely go ahead with or without UN support.
It was especially controversial because it discussed ways of provoking Saddam Hussein into a confrontation to justify war – and showed that Mr Blair was prepared to support the invasion regardless of whether or not UN inspectors discovered weapons of mass destruction.
Mr Blair had assured Parliament that the Iraqi leader would be given a final chance to disarm.
However, Sir David did tell Chilcot he thought Britain should not have gone to war without a second UN resolution and that weapons inspectors should have been ‘given longer’ to search for weapons of mass destruction. 
Former Lib Dem minister Norman Baker said: ‘We don’t yet know what the Chilcot report will say but it would seem generally sensible not to give out top honours to people who may or may not be criticised by it.’
Educated at Ardingly College and Oriel College, Oxford, Sir David, 65, was a career diplomat who served in Warsaw, Paris, Tel Aviv, Moscow and Nato headquarters before being personally selected by Tony Blair to replace Sir Christopher Meyer as British ambassador in Washington in 2003.
Sir David, who was originally knighted in 2008 for his diplomatic work, has now been elevated to the Royal Victorian Order after working unpaid for William, Kate and Harry’s household for more than five years.
He was appointed to the job in 2009, with his wealth of experience on the international stage, and accompanies them on overseas tours advising on foreign policy.
The Royal Victorian Order is given by the Queen to people who have served the monarchy in a personal way. It is bestowed independently of Number 10 Downing Street. Last night a caretaker at Sir David’s £6million Chelsea townhouse said he was out of the country and unavailable for comment.
Sir David attended crucial meetings between Mr Blair (right) and Mr Bush (left) in June 2002 and January 2003
Sir David attended crucial meetings between Mr Blair (right) and Mr Bush (left) in June 2002 and January 2003

NWN: Makes you wonder just who compiles these 'honours' doesn't it ? The Queen is as numb as they come apparently, so she definitely doesn't put them on the list. (We have used the word 'definitely' here, but in modern spelling it seems we ought to use the word 'defiantly'?. How the English language is being assaulted these days).

22 comments:

NWN ADMIN said...

According to this site Manning is a jewish person;

http://www.evi.com/q/facts_about__david_manning

Anonymous said...

Interview with Yorkshire NF activist and founder of the British People's Party Eddy Morrison. Eddy is the editor of Britain First, the NF's magazine and editor of the party website. David Baillie joins in.
The ATLANTIC AXIS with David Jones

Anonymous said...

Propaganda and the Promised Land – How the Zionist Media Lies.


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The Renewed Push For Deeper North American Integration.



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Anonymous said...

You've Been Told Wrong. Putin Never Lamented the End of Soviet Union


He regretted the loss of ties between former countrymen and the distress of millions of Russians who were left outside independent Russia

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Anonymous said...

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‘UK failing to properly address racism’


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Anonymous said...

Sir David, who was originally knighted in 2008 for his diplomatic work, has now been elevated to the Royal Victorian Order after working unpaid for William, Kate and Harry’s household for more than five years.

the rewards on offer for arse licking and cock sucking beyond the call of duty

Anonymous said...

Cost of living crunch means real wages have fallen by as much as 50% in six years in some parts of UK - and unions warn they may not recover until 2024

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Anonymous said...

Israel Kidnapped 3755 Children In Past Four Years, 1266 in 2014 Alone.


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Anonymous said...

Branded racists, bigots and homophobes at the age of THREE: How thousands of children are being blacklisted by schools for using innocuous playground taunts
Alleged offences by some 4,000 pupils were logged in just 13 council areas

Teachers keep a log of insults such as ‘doughnut’ and ‘fat bucket of KFC’
Even calling a pupil a ‘girl’ can be classified as abuse, it has been revealed
Records of a child’s ‘prejudice-related’ behaviour can be passed to next school
Campaigners warn practice could have consequences for any children labelled as bigots


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2893811/Branded-racists-bigots-homophobes-age-THREE-thousands-children-blacklisted-schools-using-innocuous-playground-taunts.html#ixzz3NcbuSn44

Anonymous said...

"SECRET COURT'S"

Treated worse than a dog: Grandmother freed after three days in jail for a hug reveals how she was bruised by police officers; deprived of sleep and access to her lawyer and not allowed to take her liver pills
Kathleen Danby, 72, was jailed for hugging her vulnerable granddaughter
She had to spend two nights in prison and a third in a police cell
Mrs Danby was brought into court yesterday in handcuffs
She claimed that she was deprived of sleep and bruised by police officers
The pensioner from Orkney, said he was also not allowed to take liver pills


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2893067/Treated-worse-dog-Grandmother-freed-three-days-jail-hug-reveals-bruised-police-officers-deprived-sleep-access-lawyer-not-allowed-liver-pills.html#ixzz3NcojPHvT

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WHAT WEAK MISFIT'S!

Deputy mayor in 'racism' storm after comparing flood prevention to a 'n***** in a woodpile' at council meeting
Ringwood Town Council were discussing alleviating flooding problems

Deputy mayor Michael Thierry spoke about the problem in nearby village
Compared the problem to a 'n***** in a woodpile' during the meeting
Other councillors muttered and gasped after he made the remark
Then apologises saying the comments was 'not intentional'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2892885/Deputy-mayor-racism-storm-comparing-flood-prevention-n-woodpile-council-meeting.html#ixzz3NcprY6Cn

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SEND EM BACK!

Now a SECOND migrant 'ghost ship' is on collision course with Italy: Military sent to intercept vessel with 450 people on board after being abandoned by smugglers

Rescue effort taking place to rescue 450 migrants on abandoned ship
Person on board informed the coastguard the crew had jumped ship
Vessel found drifting towards coast after crew abandoned it in rough seas
The ship is currently floating 40 miles off Capo di Leuca, on the tip of Italy
Comes just two days after 1,000 migrants were saved when coastguard boarded another ship sailing without a crew and stopped it from crashing


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2893970/Now-SECOND-migrant-ghost-ship-collision-course-Italy.html#ixzz3Nd78ChMA

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Ten Quick Facts You May Not Know About NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio.




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UN Seeks to Criminalize Free Speech, Citing “Human Rights”




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EU farce as British taxpayers hand over £1million EACH WEEK for children living outside UK.


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US military strategists are contemplating the threat of war to redraw the Middle East’s energy architecture around Israel.




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The Harvesting of Palestine. The Zionist Project Prevails?



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Israeli warplanes fly over Lebanon’s capital, south.



http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/01/391159/Israel-warplanes-fly-low-over-Beirut

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Netanyahu urges ICC to reject Palestinian upgrade bid.



http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/01/391167/ICC-must-reject-Palestine-bid-Bibi

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Prince Andrew named in US sex caseBreaking news
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