UK, US knew Iraq had no WMDs before invasion

BBC's Panorama reveals fresh evidence that MI6 and CIA dismissed intelligence from Iraq's foreign minister Naji Sabri


I agree that the US and Britain did not invade Iraq because of their fear of wmd. the recent release of information indicate that the Bush administration felt the great need for their security is to create a reliable source of supply of crude oil in case the KSA falls apart as was apparent fromthe early signs of the Arab spring. KSA realize this and consider the new Iraq as a major threat to their existence and this may explain why KSA is so hostile to Iraq particularly given the nature of King Abdulla of KSA and his known views as a friend of Iraq and who worked actively to avoid the invasion of kuwait even allocating 1 bn $ as compensation to Iraq as asked by Iraq from kuwait in july 1991 which ultimately failed because of the hard headedness of both delegations.


Problem is that the rule of law has been broken by the US, UK and so-called coallision of the willing. If this world is to have any real chance for future integrity, those who took these decisions and actions MUST be tried and made accountable to international law. Same with Israel's belligerent and continuous disregard for the law.


The only reason the USA took Sadam Hussain out, is because he was about to undermine the petrodollar system, this is the system in which oil must be traded in US dollars. This way the dollar is set to remain the world's reserve currency.

Ghaddafi wanted to do the same thing....guess what happened...

Iran will do the same on their turn.... Guess what will happen...


Being dumb is one thing, being ignorant worse...

Dumb: before you post something, track first whether it is correct.
Oil with the Middle East is for the biggest part traded in USD, some in EUR.
All countries must SETTLE the bill in USD. No other way is allowed.
Saddam, Khadaffi and now Iran were working on trading oil in other currencies and/or gold which would increase the demand for USD.
This settlement with the Arab countries was made in return for military and other help and support in the region.
The artificial demand for USD sets it as the reserve currency and gives the USA power to print more and more to fund its deficits and in the mean time export the caused inflation.

If this is too difficult to grasp : google it. Even it is not your opinion, it is always good to read other views so you see the full picture.
(This relates to the ignorant part of my opening sentence)

Wait till the world is fed up with worthless USD and Saudi Arabia will announce settling outside USD is OK.

so_tired_of moronic_conspiracy_theories

Freddy - I am the manufacturer of tin foil hats and would be very pleased to send you the catalogue of our latest models. Let me know where to send and please be assured that our mailing system employs special arrangements to avoid revealing your name to the illuminati.


Petrol doesn't have to be traded in dollars - indeed, it is traded in many currencies - rather it is dollars that the oil-trading nations tend to favor as it is seen as stable and easily traded.

Blows that theory out of the water...


I am not an advocate of the war in Iraq but when I see the comments on WMD clearly people are misinformed or ignorant of events. What about the thousands of Iraqis that were killed by Sadam using WMD on his own people.
How can anyone say that they knew there were no WMD.
The mistake that was made was that after liberating Kuwait the allies should have continued to Baghdad and finished it there and then.

who you fooling

Sadam was an honorary member of detroit council and loved by the Americans and funded by the Americans when he was fighting Iran. The Kurds begged America to intervene when that war finished and Sadam started a civil war but it did not suit their purposes at the time to help. It suited better 10 plus years later when oil was more needed and the dollar need saving. Hence 90% of all construction work in Iraq now is related to oil and being done by American linked firms. There were no WMD involved in the civil war, as there were none in the northern Ireland conflict rocket launchers and sub machine guns ruin families lives but are not WMD.

Mike Jones

Of course there was no WMD that is why they went in. Qaddafi took the bait gave up his WMD program and see what happened to him. On the other hand no one will dare do anything to North Korea. Ever wondered why every tyrant wants a Nuke or WMD? Ever wondered why only 5 countries have a VETO or have a permanent sit on the UN Security Council? They just happen to have all the Nukes and WMD's.


Ummm....Pakistan, India and Israel are also nuclear powers, but don't have permanent seats on the UNSC. Try again.

Sad witness of human hypocrasy

And they blamed and insulted France for not accepting to be part of this mass murder? is ICC only for africans and arabs? When will families of killed soldiers and iraki innocent people be able to get those war criminals on trial?....... maybe never. They are still out there, travelling and getting big bugs for their lies. what a shame. And after they lecture people and nations about honesty, integrity, moral and democracy?

Arab Expat in UAE

You want the ICC to prosecute US and UK?


Brother, your sense of humor is killing me :)


Tell me something i don't know already.


But what about the thousands of lives lost due to the war with no basis. Who can compensate for that!.

Tony Blair & George Bush both should stand trial for their war on Iraq. As heads of two super powers they had the responsibility to explore all possible evidence. Since evidence was ignored they should be charged with pre-meditated mass murder and sentenced accordingly.


jingle bells, you wrote "who will come forward to file the case".....thats one can dare that....... all other countries are wagging dogs.......but we must remember there is a one almighty god sitting on the top......he will do justice........countries have risen in the past and went down into the annals of the history....only time will of judgement is there one can escape almighty's sight.....

wake up

procan do you really expect the world to believe that the any country in the world will stick their neck out for some one else out of humanity? doesn't your mind find it just the slightest bit suspicious how quickly forces were mobilised and sent to the gulf ? the whole iran 'threat' is hyped up to sell weapons. the countries that you have listed (apart from Russia) don't have have an imperialistic past i.e. they don't go around the world taking over other countries. unfortunately america is showing that it has this tendency. stop trying to perpetuate the lie and justify this illegal war. the truth is out.


@Sam, is it China or Russia ?


Trying to tell the world now !!!! You should have asked a simpleton on the streets of Baghdad & you would've got your answer. The most prosperous country in the medieval times been destroyed for some personal gain & pleasure, today it lies in ruins because of you. Funny part is movies like "The Hurt Locker" shows American marines getting killed or living the life in the desert trying to make peace and the world feels sorry for them. HA !!!! Actually they have made Iraq into "pieces".


The American Marines and British troops were just puppets, like the rest of us. They are not allowed to question why they are at war. As for the UK - it saw the biggest demonstration against the Iraq war that our country had ever seen in it's entire history. What difference did it make? None what so ever! Bush and Blair had their own agenda regardless of how many lives they were going to end. Democracy - ha! If voting actually made any difference at all - they would make it illegal!!!! I feel sorry for the people of Iraq, Britain and America that got dragged into this mess through 2 people's agendas Bush & Blair.


Is this New(s)??
They did know there was no WMD; in fact I don't think WMD was even part of the actual agenda.
Then again US does whatever it wants and the world can only watch!!!

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