When War Criminals are Rewarded for Killing People: Tony Blair Awarded the “Liberty Medal”
When war becomes peace.
When killing is presented as a humanitarian endeavor.
When war criminals are rewarded for killing people.
When killing is justified in the name of democracy. When killing people is equated with to “bringing liberty” to those you have killed.
A known war criminal is rewarded for his contributions to peace and constitutional democracy. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is to be awarded a $100,000 Liberty medal by the National Constitutional Center in Washington, DC.
This award is granted to Tony Blair for “bringing liberty to people around the world”.
Another known war criminal, former president Bill Clinton will present the award to Tony Blair in September.
Clinton stated that: “It was a privilege to work with my friend Tony Blair to help end 30 years of sectarian violence and broker a lasting peace in Northern Ireland, to stop the killing in and mass exodus from Kosovo, and to develop policies that would improve living conditions for people in both our countries.” (quoted in The Guardian, 1 July 2010)
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Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research. He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. He has served as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has acted as a consultant for several international organizations. He is the author of eleven books including The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003), America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005), The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century (2009) (Editor), Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011), The Globalization of War, America's Long War against Humanity (2015). He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. In 2014, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit of the Republic of Serbia for his writings on NATO's war of aggression against Yugoslavia. He can be reached at [email protected]
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