The Guardian originally ran an interview with former IAEA chief and Nobel prize recipient Mohammed El Baradei, wherein El Baradei suggests that the million-plus innocent dead in Iraq is a war crime based on lies smoke-screening resource wars.
“I would hope that the lessons of Iraq, both in London and in the US, have started to sink in,” he said.
“Sure, there are dictators, but are you ready every time you want to get rid of a dictator to sacrifice a million innocent civilians? All the indications coming out of [the Chilcot inquiry] are that Iraq was not really about weapons of mass destruction but rather about regime change, and I keep asking the same question – where do you find this regime change in international law? And if it is a violation of international law, who is accountable for that?”
“Western policy towards this part of the world has been a total failure, in my view. It has not been based on dialogue, understanding, supporting civil society and empowering people, but rather it’s been based on supporting authoritarian systems as long as the oil keeps pumping.”