Another Memo Gets Underreported in the American Mainstream Media
The British Guardian reported on February 3, 2006:
"The memo seen by Prof Sands, author of Lawless World, reveals:
· Mr Bush told Mr Blair that the US was so worried about the failure to find hard evidence against Saddam that it thought of "flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft planes with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours". Mr Bush added: "If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach [of UN resolutions]". ( The media ALSO misrepresented to the American public the facts about what was called the "no-fly zone" The mainstream media had sold the U.S. government's version of events to the American people. The bottom line is the "no fly zones" were not set up by the UN, they were not sanctioned by the UN and they were not legal. Mainstream media has not made this clear to the public and has in fact misrepresented the "no fly zones" as UN sanctioned which is the lie US government officials have been pushing. Most often this misrepresentation was done by lies of omission and by reporting on the "no fly zones" as if they were perfectly legal when in fact they were not. See: The "No Fly Zones" and Journalistic Malpractice ) It should be pointed out that Bush is scheming to get Saddam to shoot at UN marked planes because Bush knows that Iraq shooting at American planes was legal since the American planes were illegally flying in the "no-fly zones" which were not legal. Mainstream Media is not willing to explain that to the public! )
· Mr Bush even expressed the hope that a defector would be extracted from Iraq and give a "public presentation about Saddam's WMD". He is also said to have referred Mr Blair to a "small possibility" that Saddam would be "assassinated".
· Mr Bush told the prime minister that he "thought it unlikely that there would be internecine warfare between the different religious and ethnic groups". Mr Blair did not demur, according to the book." - Blair-Bush deal before Iraq war revealed in secret memo
New Book Exposes More Lies that Mainstream Media
"In a case of yet another leaked memo in Britain, one of the United Kingdom's top international lawyers quotes minutes from a January 31, 2003 meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George Bush in an updated version of his book, "Lawless World", where it appears the two men made the decision to go to war regardless of what the United Nations decided about passing a second resolution that would have allowed the start of the war."