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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Blair: Flotilla 'helped'

It seems that quartet envoy Tony Blair has adopted his former sister-in-law Lauren Booth's (pictured in a Gaza grocery store in 2008) thinking on the utility of Gaza-bound 'flotillas' led by terrorists.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday that the recent Gaza flotilla incident probably helped expedite the easing of the blockade on the Strip.

In an interview with Owen Bennett-Jones for Newshour on the BBC World Service, the Middle East envoy for the Quartet was asked if he credited the flotilla activists with getting the blockade eased. Blair said Israel had been moving toward adopting a new approach to Gaza anyway, but conceded that the incident had “hugely accelerated” the process.

“Well I certainly think that what happened and the terrible incident over the flotilla has focused everybody’s mind,” Blair said. “I mean, it is true to say that the Israeli government, I think, were moving towards a different policy anyway, but of course what happened has hugely accelerated the idea, which frankly I’ve thought for a long time, which is that the only sensible basis on which to have this policy is a policy in which we protect Israel’s security, because in my view they have a complete and legitimate right to protect their security, but we improve the lives of people in Gaza,” he said.
What could go wrong?

By the way, Israel Radio reported today that the IDF has confirmed that it found spent ammunition cartridges on the deck of the Mavi Marmara that are not of a type used by the IDF - which implies that the IHH terrorists on the upper deck had and used live ammunition against the IDF naval commandos.


At 10:54 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Blair and his partner in crime Cherie, are the obamas of the UK.There are no words I can think of to express my revulsion of their continued existence!

At 1:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Blair was a teeny bit smarter than that. Does he realize that he's encouraging more flotillas?

At 5:06 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Don't look for that IDF finding to appear in the mass media any time soon.

Every one knows Israel is guilty! Case closed.

At 7:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is encouraging terrorism

blair is a fool

and i continue support taking both he and george bush to a war crimes tribunal over iraq


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