WAS LABOUR LEADER JOHN SMITH KILLED? ~ OPC Global article (edited)
The Afghan War and the invasion of Iraq ( grounded in research from people like Dr Kelly ), only became feasible politically with the election of Tony Blair as Britain’s Prime Minister; and people say that Tony Blair only became Prime Minister because he was “lucky”.
”One is left stunned by the ‘lucky coincidences’ that surround Tony Blair. Above all, Tony Blair owes his success in British politics to one key event, the EXTREMELY TIMELY sudden demise of John Smith, whose death cleared the path for Blair to become first leader of the Labour Party and then Prime Minister shortly afterwards.
Did a coup take place on 11th May 1994, so obviously in front of our eyes that we could not see it ?
If Dr Kelly, the weapons expert, was murdered to cover up the invasion of Iraq, then is there not a reasonable possibility that John Smith might also have been murdered ?
The night before he died John Smith was attending a dinner at a hotel in London’s exclusive Park Lane where the guests were champagne socialists, paying £500 a head. In such an environment, slipping something into his drink that would have caused a heart attack would have been easy.
Could the murder have been committed by the security services ? Consider the situation at the time. John Major had continued backing the intervention in Iraq as he had no option, but afterwards, in Bosnia and Rwanda, he just ignored problems and ran away.
Furthermore, the sex and fraud scandals that were racking Major’s Tory Government made a Labour Government in the future a near certainty, and John Smith had no interest or connection with either Israel or with the Bush camp. Indeed, as Industry Minister in the Labour Government of Jim Callaghan up until 1979, he had been less than helpful to the American multinationals.
At the time the US President was George Bush Senior, who probably had ideas about the future regarding Iraq but could not completely “take out” Saddam without British backing to do it.
There was clearly a very, very powerful vested interest in removing John Smith and putting a tame leader in power for both the US and Israel.
Smith had had a heart attack before, but the question arises, was that a natural one or also an attempt on his life ? He had by that time appointed Blair to be, in effect, his deputy, and Blair had shown himself to be potentially popular.
Finally, would it not have been a very comfortable deal ? Bush’s cronies in the CIA bump up Blair if he agrees to sell the UK down the river to the Bush camp in the future – which is precisely what he did !
St. Bartholomew’s Hospital is a seven minute walk from the Barbican. The records show that John Smith had a ‘mysterious’ second heart attack whilst in the ambulance, which arrived not immediately, but almost 40 minutes after the phone call. Despite attempts to discover who the staff were in the ambulance and what drugs, if any, were administered, the whole matter is covered by secrecy.”
Other than Labour Party Headquarters being named after him, John Smith, the Prime Minister in waiting, is now largely forgotten.
Extracts from John Smith’s R.H. Tawney memorial lecture, March 1993, entitled “Reclaiming the ground”
“Let us not deny the tide of opinion, which I believe is beginning to flow towards a recognition of the value of society and away from the destructive individualism of so much of modem Conservatism … Arid at a time when the moral values of our society are coming under increasing strain, we could be taking the first steps in a social revolution by encouraging, through conviction and example, a return to the standards of integrity and honour our society deserves.”
“We must never be afraid of saying that we will adopt a policy because it is, quite simply, the right thing to do.”
“Despite the considerable electoral disappointments that many parties of the Left have experienced in Western democratic societies throughout the 1980s, there remains strong public acceptance for many of the principles and achievements of democratic socialism. I am thinking in particular about the National Health Service in Britain and the framework of social and employment rights that are widely supported in most countries in Western Europe.”
“Real freedom depends on the interdependence of the individual and society, and why this idea – which has long remained at the centre of democratic socialist thinking – retains Its intellectual force and its capacity for popular appeal.”
“The flaws in the doctrines of the radical right are becoming more widely appreciated and more easily exposed than ever before. Their vision of humanity consists of individuals as decision-making units concerned exclusively with their own self-interest, making transactions in a marketplace. It is a theory that makes very ambitious moral and economic claims, for example, that it alone preserves freedom and promotes prosperity. I believe however that it is a doctrine based on an absurd caricature of human behaviour, which grossly misunderstands the nature of freedom, and seriously ignores the value of society – even to the extent of denying its very existence.”
“The fundamental flaw in the individualism of the classical writers, and their modem counterparts in today’s Conservative Party, is, I believe, their assumption that human beings conduct their lives on the basis of self-interested decisions taken in radical isolation from others. This thesis grotesquely ignores the intrinsically social nature of human beings and fails to recognize the capabilities that all people have to act in response to commitments and beliefs that clearly transcend any narrow calculation of personal advantage.”
“Providing perhaps unexpected support for this line of argument is none other than Adam Smith who, in the Theory of Moral Sentiments, wrote: ‘How selfish so ever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness to be necessary to him’. The fact that this insight of Smith’s Is difficult to reconcile with his later and more famous study of economics has caused many of his recent followers to overlook his earlier work. Just as they also tend to ignore his support for public investment in infrastructure, in education and the arts, which are hidden gems of intervention that can be found alongside his thesis of the invisible hand in the Wealth of Nations.”
“Markets do not enjoy the total supremacy that is envisaged for them by neo-classical economics. Market systems, whilst remaining an effective and useful means of enabling choice and distribution of myriad goods and services, exist alongside and are embedded in other social and political institutions which also contribute to human welfare, and which themselves shape and modify the way markets actually work.”
“What R.H. Tawney realised was that meaningful freedom depended on real ability. That for millions of people citizenship was empty and valueless if squalor and deprivation were the reality of a society only theoretically free. What was needed was positive liberty – the freedom to achieve that is gained through education, health care, housing, and employment. An infrastructure of freedom that would require collective provision of basic needs through an enabling State. It is this richer conception of freedom for the individual in society that is the moral basis of democratic socialism.”
“The undermining of local government (which is part of the deliberate down-grading of all alternative power systems to the central State) means that communities are being weakened by having no means to advance their own ambitions and to tackle their own problems in their own way.”
I urge a renaissance of local government in the context of a more pluralistic and diverse society. It is why I believe that devolving power from an over-centralised Westminster and Whitehall to Scotland, Wales and the regions of England is a necessary part of the refurbishment of our democracy. Democracy has to be a vital and constantly refreshing element on our socialism.”
“There is no good reason why Britain should not have emulated the achievements of the Scandinavian countries which, profoundly influenced by their social democratic tradition, have set standards which in recent years our country has fallen well below.”
“There is so much of good that can be done if we seize the opportunities which the modem world makes available.
Instead of carrying the miserable burden of mass unemployment, we could be investing In new technology and in new skills.
Instead of witnessing the crumbling of our education system and the fracturing of our health service, we could be building high-quality public services which provide security and opportunity for every family in the land.
Instead of allowing our society to become diminished by the violence and dishonesty of crime, we could be building strong communities which provide protection for every citizen.
Instead of savagely increasing unfair taxes which will further damage so many lives, we could be investing in people, investing in infrastructure, investing in manufacturing Industry.
There is so much we could do. There is so much that needs to be done.”
Why John Smith’s death was such a tragedy
Was John Smith murdered?
John Smith’s untimely death was extremely convenient for Tony Blair, but a tragedy for the Labour Party, the United Kingdom, and Iraq.
Tony Benn ”was threatened with assassination in the event of his ever assuming the leadership of an elected Labour government.” ( see video below )
It is evident that the British Establishment, the Monarchy, and the Army are more than willing to by-pass ”democracy” in order to hold on to all their power – if necessary.