JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TONY BLAIR RIGHTLY ACCUSED OF BIAS IN MIDEAST DEALINGS – BLAIR’S NATURE EXAMINED – ONCE AGAIN THE SILLINESS OF ANCIENT CLAIMS TO ISRAEL   Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN IN THE TELEGRAPH

 

Tony Blair’s chief bias is to greed beyond all ethical, and even mentally-sound, boundaries.

That motivates him in everything.

He helped America kill piles of innocent people so that he could retire with sinecures coming out of his ears from grateful neo-cons in America and Israel.

He took a job with the Quartet so he could get an extra salary and a limo and champagne and deference, but he is such a coward he on at least one occasion refused even to land in the region.

He deliberately kept his mumbo-jumbo beliefs secret while prime minister – although people might have guessed from his friendship with the world’s first certified-moron president, Bush – and then, in his retirement, he converted to Catholicism so that he could cavort with the Pope and Cardinals in their Gucci slippers.

Tony Blair is, apart from being just a ridiculous excuse for a human being, always on the side of power and wealth, and that would of course predispose him to Israel versus the Palestinians, who are in no position to give him anything.

Thus, too, the secret trips to Libya to warmly greet Gaddafi.

And recall the way he squandered money on his wife’s appearance when he was prime minister. A ridiculous man of course is likely to have a ridiculous wife, and he does in the woman who was photographed yawning in the Queen’s presence, snorts here and there like Charles Laughton playing Quasimodo, and appeared in her bed dress in front of Downing Street to yell like the proverbial fish-wife at reporters. Imagine a woman of any good sense accepting $7,000 haircuts? (or was it pounds?)

Tony Blair is the prime minister from Monty Python, and that isn’t an exaggeration in the least.

I believe his insatiable greed is a psychological response to people’s natural inclination to laugh at his and his wife’s foibles and pretences, but it makes him utterly useless as a statesman or even a public man.

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“Legitimate claim to Judea and Samaria”?

Good God, anywhere else such childish nonsense would be laughed away by the entire world.

Israel has no “legitimate claims” to anything, not even, strictly speaking, its 1967 borders.

It manipulated European politicians and forced its way into the region, using terror along a good deal of the way.

The world, after the Holocaust, was in a mood to accept Israel, spurious historical claims or not.

But the world is not in a mood to accept this nonsense about Greater Israel which is nothing but a formula in the modern world for endless war and oppression.

Basing anything in world affairs or diplomacy on ancient writings, and a single group’s religious ones at that, is a very bad joke. It truly is akin to quoting Nostradamus on world affairs or the paranoid insanity of the Book of Revelations.

If ancient books are valid deeds, then Greece owns a good part of Turkey from the Trojan War.

The Phoenicians lived in what is called Israel before there was an Israel. The Egyptians did too for a while. The Iraqis ruled for a while. The Greeks. Then there were the Romans.

Try sorting that mess of possible claims. Simply insane and a formula for war.

By the way, the Palestinians are almost certainly the actual descendants of ancient Israel. Rome followed the practice of allowing residents to stay in its conquests so long as they were loyal to Rome. Of course, in the intervening 2,000 years, they’ve undergone many changes, including religion and language.

What a bitter irony, a polyglot people from Europe – Germany, Russia, and Spain – the modern Ashkenazi and Sephardi who formed Zionism and lead Israel – kick the actual descendents of ancient Israel out of their homes and farms to fill them with migrants from Europe and America.

 

 

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