was speaking at St Andrews, Scotland. It was shortly before the
Scottish referendum on whether to remain part of the UK (or not).
However today its relevance is because of the Chilcot inquiry (which
is investigating whether there were any weapons of mass destruction
in Iraq prior to Tony Blair and the US invasion).
behind the Iraq war according to Craig Murray -
The former UK
"I worked for the British foreign
office. I became a British ambassador. I was a British diplomat for
It was only six months after that I
discovered that in the country where I was ambassador we and the
Americans were shipping people in order for them to be tortured and
some were tortured to death. Now as you may imagine my world view
About a month later we invaded Iraq against the
will of the security council. Not just without permission of the
security council, but in the full knowledge that if it had gone to
the security council we would have been voted down.
as a British diplomat saw all the internal memos that went through
that decision. I used to be the head of the FCO unit that monitored
Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. I know for certain I can tell you
they knew there weren't any. It wasn't a mistake. It was a
..I've seen it on the inside. It's almost always
about control of resources.
...The system stinks.
Westminster stinks. British Government is deeply, deeply immoral.
They don't care how many people they kill abroad if it advances
..[Britain is] a rogue state. A state prepared to go
to war to make a few people wealthy."