Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Conspiracy theory, Tony Blair, and the Iraq War

For those of us puzzled about British Prime Minister Tony Blair's motivations for joining the Iraq War, conspiracy theory now has an answer: "Jews and Freemasons controlled war on Iraq, says No 10 adviser." The British newspaper the Telegraph reports that the adviser in question is one Ahmad (born Martin) Thomson, a lawyer and convert to Islam who wrote a 1994 book, The Next World Order, claiming that the Holocaust never happened among many other offensive remarks. The liberal blogger Billmon has more, including a quotation from Thomson's book.