Brainwashed Blair shows true colour
Tony Blair shuttled to the Middle East in order to escape the sleazy image created by cash for honours and the abandonment of the serious fraud investigation into the Saudi arms deal as well as in order to demonstrate his undiminished importance as a statesman after he has been once more belittled, this time in a Chatham House study, as the junior lackey to Bush without any influence on American policy. In return he was merely derided as having been brainwashed and irrelevant as a power broker, remarks which must carry a particular hurtful sting since the were made by the vice-president of the very government US and UK troops installed in Iraq and are sacrificing their soldiers to protect.
Whilst most of the mantra urging so-called moderates to unite for peace in the Middle East is the usual predictable garbage we've come to expect from our prime minister posing as peace-maker and power-broker in the half a century old Israel-Palestine conflict, his speech given to businessmen in Dubai deserve closer inspection. After the apparent contradiction of inviting Iran and Syria to help the US and UK out of their quagmire in Iraq whilst at the same time threatening them, Blair finally laid the cards on the table with a clear indication of whom we have been fighting this war for all along. This is what he said when describing the government of Iran as a strategic threat:
"They seek to pin us back in Lebanon, in Iraq and in Palestine. Our response should be to expose what they are doing, build the alliances to prevent it and pin them back across the whole of the region."
Now we all know that the British have troops in Iraq and that the prime minister must try to safeguard their interests, however impossible a task this seems to become. But that the British are fighting a war in Lebanon and Palestine is definitely news. Hence, when Blair talks about "us" being pinned back in the Lebanon and in Palestine, he can only mean the Israelis, and thus for the first time has admitted that British foreign policy is shaped for their benefit. Iran is a strategic threat because her government has dared to attach the Zionist apartheid regime head on in spite of making the usual excuses before asking for some polite restraint.
That the US administration has been hostage to Zionist interests for a long time is common knowledge. Now for the first time the British prime minister has put on record that the same applies to Whitehall. We shouldn't be surprised, of course, if we look where the money is: Blair's buddy and financer, and special envoy to the