While many may be quick to write this off as yet another public confrontation between a notoriously corrupt politician and the angry citizenry, the accusations made against Blair regarding being paid-off for the Iraq War by JP Morgan warrants investigation.
In 2008, while British troops were still occupying Iraq, Blair secured an “advisory” position at JP Morgan. According to the Daily Telegraph
he would, “earn around £2 million a year in his part-time role as adviser to the Wall Street bank JP Morgan without ever having to go into the office.” The inexplicable amount of money confounded members of the British Parliament, including MP Ian Gibson who stated, “What does he know about banking anyway? What use is he to JP Morgan other than a face and a mouth?” The Telegraph also notes that JP Morgan did indeed play a key role in the despoiling of conquered Iraq, “appointed to operate a US-created bank in Iraq to manage billions of dollars in imports and exports from the oil-rich nation.”
With this in mind, we must consider again the accusations leveled against Blair this week, to which Blair responded, “can I just say, actually, on the record, what he said about Iraq and JP Morgan is completely and totally untrue. I’ve never had a discussion with them about that, or any relationship between them…”
JP Morgan, as one of the largest banks on earth, has played a key role in every major US and British War since World War I, not only financing them, but arranging the procurement of supplies and armament contracts, and as stated by the Telegraph in regards to the Iraq War, managing the pillaging of national resources after a targeted nation’s institutions have been destroyed. And since WWI the bankers at JP Morgan have had direct lines to senior government representatives on both sides of the Atlantic.
Blair’s denial of receiving funds from JP Morgan for the Iraq War is one matter, but for Blair to deny any consorting at all with JP Morgan as Prime Minister of England before launching a major war, a war JP Morgan played an active, participatory role in, contradicts 100 years of documented history, not to mention common sense.
While an inquiry official demanded an investigation into how a protester gained access to a secured courtroom, an investigation should instead be launched to determine to what degree Tony Blair has just lied in regards to his involvement with JP Morgan, the inexplicably large sums of cash he received for an “advisory” position, and how they may relate to the Iraq War.