The war criminal or the anti-terrorist hero: guess which one the Queen has honoured?

Two years ago one of the few outstanding heroes of the war against terrorism was murdered – not by Islamic State, Al Qaeda or any such group but by a US drone strike at Baghdad’s International Airport.

General Qassem Soleimani and his colleague, Iraqi anti-terrorist commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, had been the most successful leaders of the war to exterminate ISIL – Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

If anyone doubted that takfiri groups such as ISIL serve the interests of International Zionism, this assassination carried out on the orders of Donald Trump in consultation with his Israeli ally Benjamin Netanyahu, surely confirmed it.

During recent days a series of events across the region have commemorated the martyrdom of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Here in London, with truly sick irony, the second anniversary of these murders was marked instead by an announcement from Buckingham Palace that the Queen was honouring Tony Blair by making him a Knight of the Garter, an order dating back to the 14th century.

This gesture might already have backfired, as it has sparked a surge of outrage even from some Britons who had begun to forget the war crimes of twenty years ago. A public petition to rescind the honour has already reached close to 500,000 signatures – readers can sign the petition here.

UPDATE: A breaking news story that will feature in tomorrow’s Daily Mail will surely add to the pressure against Blair’s ‘honour’. According to Geoff Hoon – former Defence Secretary and once a key Blair ally – he was ordered to burn a secret memo advising that the Iraq war could be illegal.

Read the full story at the Daily Mail website.

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