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About Felicity Arbuthnot

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Yemen - Court Battle Exposes UK-Saudi Arms Deals And Humanitarian Tragedy

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 30th Jul 2017
On Monday 10th July, a ruling was handed down by London’s High Court, which should, in a sane world, exclude the UK government ever again judging other nations' leaders' human rights records or passing judgement on their possession or use of weapons.... [read more]

Iraq: Will Tony Blair Finally Stand Trial for His Part in the “Supreme International Crime”?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 16th Jul 2017
Perhaps, at last, justice may have a chance, one which might set a precedent and also deter any politician or leader from embarking on the “supreme international crime”, ever again. Here’s fervently hoping.... [read more]
 

London Bridge Attack – Hypocrisy, Double Standards and Double Dealing

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 9th Jun 2017
When she spoke after Manchester’s tragedy: “May’s speech did not address allegations that in 2011, while she was Home Secretary, Libyan Islamists previously under surveillance in Britain were given back their passports and helped by the government to fly to Libya to fight Muammar Gadaffi’s administration.... [read more]

Mosul’s “Liberation”: Another Fallujah, Dresden - or Hiroshima?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 3rd Jun 2017
"In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli." (Howard Zinn, 1922-2010)... [read more]

Syria: Trump’s Tomahawks, Double Standards - Using Chemical and Radioactive Weapons for Profit?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 27th May 2017
In a nauseating irony, exposed by the Palmer Report, Trump may have profited from the deaths he caused.... [read more]
 

Donald Trump and Theresa May - Partners in Planning Armageddon?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 17th May 2017
Prime Minister May’s endlessly repeated mantra “Brexit means Brexit” (Britain leaving the European Union) takes on a whole new meaning: she is prepared to trigger the UK departing the planet.... [read more]

Eminent Psychiatrists Express Deep Concern at President’s “dangerousness”, “instability”, and “unpredictability.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 30th Apr 2017
The insane threats also come from a man who achieved five draft deferments during the Vietnam war, thus has no knowledge even of what one bullet can do, let alone the vapourising monstrosities he seems to think he has divine power to unleash on a whim.... [read more]

“Making America Great Again”, by Reducing the Word to Ashes?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 23rd Apr 2017
Without the slightest proof produced by the US that such a test was attempted, yet alone a nuclear one, Donald Trump’s language and that of his fiefdom have been on the level of a bar room brawl rather than statesmanlike... [read more]
 

Westminster Attack – Courage, Cowardice and Double Standards

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 7th Apr 2017
Theresa May, the Prime Minister, was rushed into a car 40 yards from the gates outside Parliament where shots were fired minutes after the incident occurred. What a contrast to President Bashar Al Assad and his wife, who with their children, have never fled terrorist attacks on their country ongoing since March 2011, terrorist attacks which include entirely illegal, massive bombings by UK and US air power.... [read more]

Syria, the UK and Funding the “Moderate armed opposition”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 16th Oct 2016
The British government has spent “over £100 million” since 2012, “working closely with a range of actors” to “find a political solution to the conflict and prepare to rebuild the country in the post Assad era.” ... [read more]

The Betrayal of Syria - US, France and Britain’s UN Ambassadors at the United Nations

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 30th Sep 2016
“An ambassador is a … gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” (Attributed to Sir Henry Wotton, 1568-1639)... [read more]
 

Libya, David Cameron’s “Iraq”? Damning Report Shreds Another War Monger

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 23rd Sep 2016
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron is consistent in just one thing - jumping ship when the going gets tough... [read more]

Twenty-Four Hours in Yemen: UN, US, UK Devastation, Complicity and Double Standards

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 16th Sep 2016
“Let me ask you one question. Is your money that good? Will it buy you forgiveness? Do you think that it could?” ... [read more]

Death in Yemen - UK Arms Sales to Saudi and the “Proper Use” of Illegal Weapons

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 3rd Sep 2016
Amnesty has been pressing the British government on Saudi Arabia’s use of outlawed weapons, only to be told sanguinely that UK Ministers have been provided with “assurances” by Saudi Arabia “of their proper use.” Work that one out: “proper use” of illegal weapons.... [read more]
 

Insanity Rules - Pentagon Personnel Illegally in Syria Accuse Syrian Air Force of being “Foreign Military Aircraft.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 27th Aug 2016
One can only conclude that the US Administration, Pentagon and the entire State apparatus have collectively lost every last shred of sanity.... [read more]

UK – How a Book on Art and Culture Draws Suspicion of Terrorism

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 20th Aug 2016
The UK it seems has joined the US in its government developing a collective form of acute paranoia... [read more]

The Criminality of American and British Illegal Immigrants in Syria

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 13th Aug 2016
The illegals are UK Special Forces in Syria to assist the “moderate” head chopping, hand chopping, child-decapitating “rebels.”... [read more]
 

Turkey’s Attempted Coup - Cui Bono?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 5th Aug 2016
“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” (J. Edgar Hoover, Elks Magazine, August 1956).... [read more]

Tony Blair’s Political Epitaph and Looming War Crimes Trial? Part 1 of 3

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 23rd Jul 2016
The banners and placards outside London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre reflected an anger undiminished since maybe two million people marched against the war in the city on 15th February 2003... [read more]

The ICC Will Not Prosecute Tony Blair - Others Are Planning To

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 3rd Jul 2016
The ICC will examine the Chilcot Inquiry Report for evidence of abuse and torture by British soldiers but have ruled out putting Tony Blair on trial for war crimes... [read more]
 

UK: The Iraq Inquiry, A Government U-Turn and an “Apology” from Tony Blair

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 14th Jun 2016
“It’s really 19th century behavior in the 21st century. You don’t just invade another country on phony pretexts in order to assert your interests.” (John Kerry, “Meet the Press, 2nd March 2014)... [read more]

Is the UK’s Iraq Inquiry Set to “Savage” Tony Blair?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 4th Jun 2016
It seems no radio, television news or current affairs programme is without Blair giving his opinion on the upcoming UK referendum on whether to stay in the European Union... [read more]

Is the UK’s Iraq Inquiry Set to “savage” Tony Blair?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 26th May 2016
Charles Anthony Lynton Blair is beyond all shame. No matter how widely the guilt is spread, he was Captain of the No 10 Downing Street ship, and thus should shoulder commensurate blame.... [read more]
 

Iraq - US Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 1st May 2016
“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” (Albert Camus 1913-1960).... [read more]

Iraq - Fallujah’s Residents Starving, Murdered, Besieged by US Backed Government Forces and ISIS

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 1st May 2016
It is hard to imagine that anything worse could befall Fallujah after the war crimes and criminal assaults by the US military in 2004... [read more]

European Union Throws Greece and Refugees to the Sharks

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 8th Apr 2016
"Hypocrisy, the most protected of vices." Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673)... [read more]
 

Iraq Invasion - Anniversary of The Biggest Terrorist Attack in Modern History?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 2nd Apr 2016
Since terrorism is again in the news, it is timely to revisit one of the biggest acts of terrorism in modern history - the illegal invasion and destruction - ongoing - of Iraq... [read more]

Iraq’s Greatest Danger Yet: Collapse of: “The most dangerous dam in the world.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 8th Mar 2016
It is hard to believe anything more catastrophic could befall Iraq. Now though comes a truly apocalyptic warning - that Mosul itself, Baji, Tikrit, ancient Samarra could be engulfed in a flood of literally biblical proportions... [read more]

Iraq: US, UK Fabricated WMD Threat

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 3rd Mar 2016
The scorched earth onslaught of 2003 and subsequent years of bombings brought further radioactive pollution in orders of magnitude. The US is now bombing again.... [read more]
 

Yemen: The slaughter continues

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 12th Feb 2016
UK Parliamentary Committee Calls for Halt to Arms Sales, Moots International Inquiry into Alleged International Law Abuses... [read more]

Yemen’s Plight and Britain’s “creative clout” - Arms Sales and Advice on Killing

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 29th Jan 2016
In spite of the UN stating that civilians are being disproportionately killed in Yemen, arms sales rose to over one billion pounds... [read more]

UK - Drone Strike Assassinates Prime Minister Cameron’s “Transparency” Mandate

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 23rd Jan 2016
David Cameron has made “transparency” a mantra. In May 2010 he vowed to rip off the: “cloak of secrecy” around government... [read more]
 

Britain and Saudi Arabia - Collusion in Barbarism

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 15th Jan 2016
Last September, Saudi was elected Chair of the UN Human Rights Council with Britain’s collusion... [read more]

Iraq Atrocities - The UK’s “Independent” Inquiry

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 9th Jan 2016
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair should be in the Hague alongside his cohorts... [read more]

David Cameron’s Christmas Crusade - More Killing

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 24th Dec 2015
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and his Cabinet Ministers are rigidly consistent in one thing - their inconsistency... [read more]
 

Illegal Slaughter – Cameron’s Syria Equals Blair’s Iraq?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Mon 14th Dec 2015
A recent ITV poll showed 89.32% of British people are against bombing Syria... [read more]

Bombing Yemen, Munitions Sales to Saudi Arabia - Britain’s “Robust Arms Export Control Regime.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 4th Dec 2015
Since March this year, bombing raids and a blockade of ports imposed by the Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Gulf states have crippled much of Yemen... [read more]

Iraq – Did Tony Blair’s Regime Order Legal Advice of Illegality “Burned”?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 13th Nov 2015
Given the ongoing revelations on the extent of Tony Blair’s duplicitous collusion in the illegal bombing and invasion of Iraq, it seems the “bunker busters” and Cruise missiles are finally coming home to roost... [read more]
 

Mislead: “to give false or misleading information to” (Collins Dictionary)

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 25th Oct 2015
How wrong, devious and duplicitous can one man be? For how long can he now avoid justice?... [read more]

US Wars: Russia’s Fantasy “Stray Missiles” - America’s Real Ones

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 20th Oct 2015
"Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terrorism." (Barack Obama 15th February 2013)... [read more]

Syria: Russian Intervention Exposes Coalition Lies

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 10th Oct 2015
How speedily the lies of the “international community” in general, and those of the US and UK in particular, about the Syrian situation are unraveling since the participation of Russia... [read more]
 

Petition to UK Parliament: Arrest Tony Blair for War Crimes in the Middle East. A few reasons why

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 1st Oct 2015
Tony Blair’s assertions in Parliament in 2002 were integral in the excuse for the illegal invasion and ongoing bloodbath now also engulfing Syria... [read more]

UN Farce: Saudi Arabia to Head Human Rights Council

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 24th Sep 2015
The UN has appointed Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council to head (or should that be “behead”) an influential human rights panel... [read more]

Syria: The Murder of Dr Khaled al-Assad, The Guardian of Palmyra

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 9th Sep 2015
When a new Syria one day confronts the impossible task of rebuilding itself, one elderly academic’s quiet resistance will provide a stark example of dauntlessness and civilization amidst the rubble of its bleakest hour... [read more]
 

Iraq Inquiry – Five Year, £10 Million Whitewash of Blair Regime?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 26th Aug 2015
Bereaved UK families who lost sons and daughters in the illegal invasion of Iraq have now threatened legal action against Sir John Chilcot... [read more]

British Government Racism – Europe’s Shame?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 14th Aug 2015
Britain’s top “diplomat” has accused migrants of threatening Europe’s “standard of living.”... [read more]

Syria: America’s “Inherent Resolve” to Destroy Another Sovereign Nation

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 29th Jul 2015
The US led “coalitions” of recent years have, it seems, moved on from destroying towns, now entire sovereign nations are laid to waste... [read more]
 

Gaza: The hijacking of The Marianne by “The Pirates of the Mediterranean”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 1st Jul 2015
In the early hours of the morning of 29th June, three Israeli Navy ships intercepted and hijacked a Swedish flagged ship... [read more]

The Shameful Tragedy of Tariq Aziz. A Metaphor for the “New Iraq.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 25th Jun 2015
As with everything to do with “The New Iraq”, the death of the country’s former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Tariq Aziz, 79, was announced with a lie... [read more]

Tariq Aziz’s Son: “Time is not on our side.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 24th Apr 2015
24th April 2015, Twelfth Anniversary of a US Travesty of Justice... [read more]
 

Preaching rebirth and home; practicing death abroad

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 14th Apr 2015
England’s Easter was the culmination of recent events which have brought the would-be great and good to their knees - and knee deep in hypocrisy... [read more]

Iraq: The Destruction of Nineveh’s History – Murdering Mesopotamia

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 14th Mar 2015
March 19th commemorates the twelfth anniversary of the beginning of the destruction of Iraq... [read more]

Tony Blair’s Save the Children Award: An Inadequate Apology

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 5th Mar 2015
On the evening of 19th November 2014, the charity Save the Children "recognized" Tony Blair - whose government enjoined in the ending of the fledgling lives of children on an industrial scale in Afghanistan and Iraq - with their “Global Legacy Award.”... [read more]
 

Libya Lies - Rape as a Weapon of War - Made in the USA?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 20th Feb 2015
The US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, and Foreign Affairs advisor, Samantha Power, are credited with helping persuade President Obama to intervene in Libya... [read more]

Iraq’s Children: Ever Expendable - From Madeleine Albright to “Save the Children.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 11th Feb 2015
By 2010, seven years in to an unending war, over a quarter of Iraqi children suffered from Post Traumatic Stress disorder... [read more]

Iraq Invasion: The “Six Wise Men” Tony Blair Ignored

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 5th Feb 2015
“Nothing justifies killing of innocent people.” Tony Blair, CNN, 15th January 2015... [read more]
 

Uday Al-Zaidy: The Face of Liberated Iraq

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 4th Feb 2015
On 10th January the Brussells Tribunal circulated, internationally, an urgent Appeal for the release of the prominent Iraqi journalist and human rights campaigner Mr Uday Al-Zaidy... [read more]

Three Minutes to Midnight

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 23rd Jan 2015
The threat is serious, the time short... [read more]

Uday Al-Zaidy – Another Life in the Balance in “The New Iraq”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 21st Jan 2015
Uday Al-Zaidi symbolizes all condemned to the nightmare of Iraq’s jails secret and overt in the “New Iraq.”... [read more]
 

Tony Blair, Infanticide Endorser Rewarded by Save The Children

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 25th Nov 2014
When the Orwellianly name “Middle East Peace Envoy” Tony Blair was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by GQ Magazine in September for “his tireless charitable work” there was widespread disbelief... [read more]

Gaza: Middle East “Peace Envoy” Tony Blair Parties as Gaza Burns

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 5th Aug 2014
The Fourth Geneva Convention is specific in prohibiting attacks on civilian hospitals, medical transport and of course designates collective punishment a war crime... [read more]

Israel: International Anger Mounts

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 25th Jul 2014
“The situation involving Palestine 
and Israel is an undeclared war, in which the aggressor, Israel, has 
destroyed the Palestinian economy, robbed people of their land, 
unilaterally changed borders, and unilaterally built a wall of exclusion 
to keep Palestinians out of their land... [read more]
 

Iraq: US and Israel Plan Destruction of the Nation State

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Mon 21st Jul 2014
The Yinon plan is an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli regional superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states... [read more]

Iraq: US: Insurgents Have Chemical and Nuclear Material – “Minimal Risk.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 17th Jul 2014
On 11th and 12th June, ISIS gained control of the Al Muthanna former chemical weapons complex where, in the 1980s, Iraq developed weapons believed to be on par with, then, the US and the former Soviet Union... [read more]

“Operation Protective Edge”: Is Israel Planning Gaza’s “Final Solution”?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Fri 11th Jul 2014
Yet another massive assault on Palestine is underway. Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Conventions is unequivocal: collective punishment is a war crime.... [read more]
 

Has the US-UK War for Oil Detonated the “New Iraq”?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 21st Jun 2014
Flames are rising from Iraq's largest oil refinery at Baiji, the result of mortar attacks by the varying forces sweeping towards the capital city. Felicity Arbuthnot describes the latest tragedy to befall Iraq... [read more]

Iraq: The Chilcot Inquiry – British Government Blocks Transparency

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 5th Jun 2014
Amidst howls of “whitewash” from media commentators and interested observers of all political hues, it seems the findings of the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war are finally to be published by the end of this year... [read more]

Syria and Ukraine: Two Elections, Diplomatic Shenanigans, Double Standards and Insurgents

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 20th May 2014
Thursday 15th May marked Nakba Day, Yawm an-Nakba, “Day of Catastrophe”: the onset of the displacement of perhaps 800,000 Palestinians... [read more]
 

President Obama Receives “Ambassador for Humanity” Award (Not Satire)

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 14th May 2014
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” (Voltaire, 1694-1778).... [read more]

Ukraine: US Ambassador to Moscow’s 2008 Cable: “Nyet, Means Nyet – Russia’s NATO Engagement’s Red Line.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Tue 13th May 2014
Headlines in the mainstream Western media, and Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague, obediently echo White House propaganda... [read more]

Iraq: Sixty Nine Days In Fallujah General Hospital Emergency Department

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Thu 8th May 2014
Felicity Arbuthnot writes about the ongoing massacre in Fallujah, Iraq, as government forces continue to attack the city... [read more]
 

UK: Prime Minister Finds God, Bans Bishops, Priests, the Poor – and Crutches

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 3rd May 2014
When Prime Minister David Cameron pulls a stunt, or indeed, announces a “ground breaking” new policy, it is pretty well guaranteed to back fire. Indeed, his coalition government policy U-turns are heading for encyclopaedic... [read more]

Iraq: General Mark Kimmitt’s Easter Day Mistruths and “The Sound of Freedom.”

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sat 26th Apr 2014
In 2003, a month into the invasion, Easter Day fell on the same day as this year, 20th April, as Iraqis of all denominations and none, died, were incarcerated, tortured, found with their heads drilled or no heads, thrown on garbage piles... [read more]

Tony Blair, George W. Bush and David Cameron: Hijacking God?

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 13th Apr 2014
There must be something in the water at Number 10 Downing Street, writes Felicity Arbuthnot... [read more]
 

“If Stones Could Weep”: Syria, Blair’s Plans and an Archbishop’s Son

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Wed 9th Apr 2014
Not only is Middle East “Peace Envoy”, Catholic convert and Butcher of Baghdad, Tony Blair gunning for mass destruction in Syria, he has recruited the son of an Archbishop to help him... [read more]

Ukraine and Crimea - an Illegal Putsch and a Democratic Referendum

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Sun 6th Apr 2014
Felicity Arbuthnot discusses the outcome of the Crimean referendum in view of rampant propaganda being hysterically stirred from Washington and Whitehall... [read more]

The US and Britain’s Paedophile Colony

by Felicity Arbuthnot

Mon 17th Mar 2014
On February 25th, Iraq’s Cabinet approved a draft law lowering the age of legal marriage for females to nine years old... [read more]