They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Tony Blair's values and his support for Al-Sisi

Tony Blair's contribution to regional peace over the years is difficult to locate within a résumé rich in unnecessary war, strategy blunders, crimes against humanity, and the ultimate sacrifice of thousands. His professed desire for an 'open-minded' society in Egypt whilst backing the Al-Sisi presidency-in-waiting as the force to bring it about is 'pure Blair'.
"We should support those people in the region who want the open-minded society and the modern economy. That means we support the government here in Egypt,"- 2014
You want the open society, the modern economy, the  eggs, the beans, a few French fries and a glass of extremely lite democracy with that perhaps?  And if you don't like it no need to tip. Just keep your mouth shut or the dessert will be arrest or a bullet in the head. This society is going to be open, with you or without you.  
 Tony Blair made clear the war on terror comes before democratic rights today as he urged the West to do more to boost "moderate" Arab states - 2006
Al Qaeda's foremost 21st century recruiting sergeant has, not for the first time, shown his true colors.
This is a man who embraces Gulf sponsors of salafist jihadism, whilst maintaining a hostile and uncompromising position towards Islamist political engagement - such as that of the Muslim Brotherhood. Blair's inconsistencies, contradictions and neuroses are documented across the internet. No amount of reputation management can change that.

Rabba Square victims of Al-Sisi's open-minded society

'Our values will win it! - more classic comedy Blair (2006)

"We will not win the battle against this global extremism unless we win it at the level of values as much as force, unless we show we are even-handed, fair and just in our application of those values to the world." He said this "unconventional" war must be won through these values."This war can't be won in a conventional way, it can only be won by showing that our values are stronger, better and more just, more fair than the alternatives," he said.