Tuesday 20 March 2018

Tony Blair – the Harold Shipman of politics

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair
Chelsea Ferguson

Far be it from me to blow my own trumpet. But nobody else will, so here goes: "The whole conflagration across the Middle East is being portrayed as some fantastically inspiring uprising against tyranny and despots everywhere. There is, however, just one problem – nobody knows who these supposed freedom fighters actually are ... So it will be interesting to see how all the cheerleaders in the media feel in a year's time when the whole region has turned into one giant Saudi Arabia."

That was written in April, 2011.

I may have been wrong to state that the obvious dangers posed by these 'freedom fighters' would become clear to those who bought into the myth within 12 months. But that's the fault of those who stubbornly hung on to the fallacy that the 'rebel alliance' were the good guys, even as they were warning that as soon as they took control of the entire region, they would export their savage caliphate to the rest of the civilised world.

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