Tony Blair: Return of the warmonger

Tony Blair: He might look tight-lipped but when he opens his mouth, he's dangerous. [Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA.]

Tony Blair: He might look tight-lipped but when he opens his mouth, he’s dangerous. [Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA.]

How kind of Tony Blair to come back and remind us why so many British people believe him to be a war criminal.

He has reappeared to demand a ground war against the organisation This Blog describes as Daesh.

Clearly the UK isn’t upsetting enough Syrian and Iraqi civilians, so they aren’t being radicalised against this country fast enough for Mr Blair’s liking.

If you don’t understand what I mean, cast your mind back to the International Cycle of Hate (or Stupidity, depending on your worldview), mentioned on This Blog last November.

Here it is:

[Image: Miki Henderson.]

[Image: Miki Henderson.]

Like David Cameron last year, Tony Blair wants to step up attacks on Middle Eastern targets. In a ground war, this is more likely to mean civilian deaths.

The next step is for the survivors to start hating the West, and for some of them to be radicalised and become the next generation of extremists.

Then we sell arms to them.

Tony Blair knows this.

So, either he wants UK arms manufacturers to make another fortune selling, to extremists, arms and ammunition that will be used against the UK, or he just wants to kill people from the Middle East.

The threat of Daesh won’t be solved by military might because it will simply evolve into something else.

Let’s hope this is Blair’s last hurrah before the Chilcot report is published, and that his word will be less influential afterwards.

Tony Blair has called for a “proper ground war” against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The former British prime minister said it was not possible to defeat the group through air strikes alone.

He said it had to be tackled before [the group] could make further inroads in Libya.

He said “proper ground war” was needed to defeat the group, which could include British troops in a support role.

“There is no way of defeating these people without defeating them on the ground. Air strikes are not going to defeat Isis, they have got to be tackled on the ground,” he said.

That did not necessarily mean British troops doing the fighting, argued Mr Blair, who suggested “our forces could be in support”.

Source: Tony Blair: Ground war needed to defeat IS militants – BBC News


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15 thoughts on “Tony Blair: Return of the warmonger

  1. mrmarcpc

    This greedy turd is guilty of murder, like his chimp sidekick Bush jr, both are responsible for many deaths and getting nice and fat from it, no one should ever listen to a word this toad ever says again!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      No, he’s still British. I think he was supposed to be an ambassador for peace in the Middle East, though. For the UN?

  2. jeffrey davies

    couldnt we not send the politicians in first that sort things out ouch jeff3

  3. Roy Beiley

    He should be the first man out of the first helicopter to be involved in an invasion of Libya.

  4. Kenneth Billis

    What worries me about him popping up like a good Tory and warmongering again is that somehow it just might mean that between him and Chilcot a thorough whitewashing has taken place?

  5. Giri Arulampalam

    Tony Blair’s first term of office(1997-2002) was one of the best era for (especially)the low paid, the disabled & the vulnerable.Signing of EU Social Chapter (by Blair) changed many lives.(Statutory Minimum Wage, Working Time Reguations, Maternity Pay etc raised British Standards in the workplace)

      1. Phil Woodford

        His foreign policy has no bearing on his eceptional domestic legacy as the most progressive PM since Attlee.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        Tell that to the NHS trusts in England that are breaking under the weight of PFI payments.

  6. Mr David Anthony Penson

    Anybody who can not see through this freak of nature by now, clearly needs an urgent IQ test, are you considering sending your own sons to fight this ground war you speak of Mr Blair ?
    No I thought not.

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