Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tony Blair, JP Morgan, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Iraq War

On May 28, while giving evidence to the Leverson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press following the News International phone hacking scandal, Tony Blair was accused by a protester of receiving payoffs from JP Morgan for his role in launching the Iraq war (20 seconds into the video).

On the face of it the charge may seem bizarre, but JP Morgan, the Iraq War, and Tony Blair are not without connections. They are connected by way of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Tony Blair is a member of the CFR.

The CFR serves as a most influential think tank to the US Department of State.

The CFR has been a staunch promoter of the NeoCon program of wars for global empire.

Representatives of JP Morgan organized the creation of the CFR in 1917, as the nominally independent American satellite of the Rhodes-Milner Round Table group, a secret organization intent on the creation of a global empire to perpetuate and extend Anglo-Saxon culture and control:

Tony Blair was a key enabler of the Iraq war, which he says he would have pursued even in the absence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

So is it so far-fetched to claim that JP Morgan paid Tony Blair millions in directors fees as a reward for his role in launching the Iraq War?

Blair stated at the Leverson Inquiry that he at no time discussed Iraq with JP Morgan. But why would that have been necessary? Blair played his role in launching the Iraq war, the payoffment followed.

That is how the money power exercises influence in politics. To make the payment in advance of performance or to make it contingent upon a prior agreement would be a criminal offense.Doing it the other way around is perfectly legal, just as effective and standard practise.

See also:
Tony Blair personally earning millions from Iraq war contacts

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