|Message ||Western Hypocracy
If British authorities are so concerned about their education institutions being infiltrated by ``extremists'' then I suggest they stop Tony Blair, architect in chief of the illegal and violent 2003 Iraq invasion from speaking at colleges and universities across the UK and the world. His lies and fabrications caused the deaths, directly and indirectly, of thousands of Iraqis, British and Americans. While the survivors of his wars suffer in silence, this former British Prime Minister makes millions through his speaking engagements at educational institutions across the world with little or no sign of remorse for the suffering he caused. Nothing I see that suggests the British Muslim educators in question did anything illegal, let alone anywhere as remotely destructive as the twice elected British Prime Minister. Britain's interests would be served better if they questioned their own domestic and overseas policies instead of perennially whining on about ``extremist'' from their (mostly) law abiding immigrant communities. Blair's spitefully unapologetic role in the debacle of Iraq's invasion & occupation, his hypocritical backing of the Egyptian military overthrow of a legitimately elected government fuelled the rise of that "Islamic extremism" he now prattles on about. Taking the massively-discredited advice of someone whose actions brought about the very problems they now decry is the height of foolishness.
Blair is a ex-barrister, politician, gifted orator and a business man. He has revealed a ruthless streak with no guilt over killing innocent people en mass. This combination, along with a desire for personal gain and fame, make for a very dangerous mix. Blair is a WAR criminal who should be prosecuted for his crimes but instead he instigates more violence and bloodshed. Really how can a war criminal be a envoy of peace. If that is not a slap in the face for every innocent person who died as result of the war mongerer, then what is?
Tony Blair's speech seeking to rally global support for a confrontation with Islamic extremism generated a storm of reaction, most of it negative and much of it focusing on the messenger rather than the message.
It's not just Muslim extremism that's the problem, but Christian and Jewish extremism too. Also neo-Nazi extremism that the USA and EU are making use of in Ukraine. It's unbelievable that a man who was instrumental in the War of Aggression against Iraq was appointed as UN Middle East Peace Envoy! In his "peace envoy" role he's been banging the war drum for British/US/NATO bombing of Syria. Who does this man actually serve? The Americans, the British, Israel, or the UN? ...all of the above? ....or just himself? If Blair's crimes were committed by Putin or Assad, the 'international community' would be: a.) Counting the dead (e.g. Syria) b.) Comparing him to Hitler and demanding he be marched to the Hague to face charges of high war crimes! But when Blair and Bush do it, not a peep from anyone (apart from us angry citizens, George Galloway and a handful of independent journalist - e.g. John Pilger) Clearly the Western Elite have a different rule book to the rest of us. Shame on our media for not doing their job and reporting on the hypocrisy and double-standards.
International commentary should just ignore the lunatic. The more he talks the more insane he appears and therefore the less credible he becomes. The rest of us should just ignore him and put his comments in the "thanks but no thanks" suggestions pile. What is Blair's mission? Is it religious? Is it ideological? I mean, most people just shut the fuck up after the type of carnage his career unleashed, but he's just relentless. Thank God he doesn't;t have any power anymore. A very dangerous personality type. He genuinely is a case study for a psychopath. "One of the most common personality characteristics of the sociopath is their grandiose sense of self and entitlement. Sociopaths also often display a lack of remorse and most have a very manipulative personality covered by superficial charm. Sociopaths often use people as a means to getting what they want." It's a given Blair's a war criminal now he's on a religious crusade. His moral compass is fucked! Most politicians are psychopaths...read Dr Hares 10 point test. It's from Dr Hare..psychopathy test. It is believed that one person in 100 is a sociopath..I would imagine that it would probably be 90% of politicians are sociopaths/psychopaths...the title is interchangeable.
Meanwhile, a columnist on the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Anshel Pfeffer, tweeted: "The fascinating thing about Blair's speech today is that it could have been a Netanyahu speech, word-for-word, they share the same outlook. There's my answer.... "Blair and George W Bush are as responsible for radical Islam as any of its leaders. The war in Iraq caused the death of almost a million Muslims. It gave a reason for every radical in the Middle East to go to war against the west. Let's be honest - it's called genocide and mass murder. Events in Yugoslavia are the same. Countries and leaders who organized it must be punished by the real World Community. Blair is so utterly delusional and frankly thick that he is completely unaware that he [and Bush, Putin, Netanyahu and so on] are the mirror image of what he is railing against. He is an ignorant religious extremist, ultra nationalist and corporate whore seeking an endless war against slightly different religious extremists, ultra nationalists but dispossessed people. Just so that he can make money and feel important.
A columnist for the Saudi-owned al-Hayat daily, Jihad al-Khazen, said: "Blair and George W Bush are as responsible for radical Islam as any of its leaders. The war in Iraq caused the death of almost a million Muslims. It gave a reason for every radical in the Middle East to go to war against the west. In a nutshell. Before the Iraq invasion, Al Qaida were a bunch of cave dwellers who had just won the terrorist equivalent of the Euro Millions with their 9/11 attack. They were no more powerful than Bader-Meinhoff and fading. Now they control great swathes of geo-politically important real estate from North Africa to the Euphrates river. And Blair, with his stupid war-mongering is directly responsible for that. I don't know why this pathological, narcissistic moron still has a public platform.