"What we need" continued Blair, "is another hundred years, at least, of futile negotiations going nowhere, while Israel appropriates all Palestinian land and finally persuades the Palestinians to bugger off somewhere else."
Well actually not.
But for a quid, he would surely have said that. For a couple of quid, he'd have believed it too.
So much for the US/EU/UN/Russia's Middle-East Peace Envoy.
Elsewhere, the New Statesman asks "Why is Blair the peace envoy so desperate for war with Iran?" to which the answer should be obvious. Israel will not be content until it dominates the whole of the Middle East,thereby dominating the globe through it control over the World's largest hydrocarbon reserves and among the most important trade routes.
For once, I find myself in agreement with Craig Murray who applauds the Palestinian application to the UN for statehood as, if nothing else, an effective device for exposing US hypocrisy.
Patrick Buchanan asks Is the Window Closing on Israel?, which sounds like a reasonable question, but probably is not. Rather, it appears that by means of its control of puppets throughout the West, Israel is in a position to bring the whole World down before anyone has a chance to close any windows on it.
Confirming that the money window on the American taxpayer's pocket remains open, JePo reports: US budget cuts won't affect military aid to Israel.
Meantime, Muslim nations demand Israel open its nuke program to IAEA viewing.
Now that's a window that will remain firmly shut.
But it's time to give those Palis some stick for their temerity in demanding recognition by the UN, says Jewish supremacist Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
And Obarmy assures America's rabid Zionists: Whatever Israel may do:
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of the state of Israel.Or something to that effect.
And if you were wondering how subservient the Canadian Government is to Israel:
It supports illegal Jewish settlements on Palestinian land despite a greater number of Canadians supporting Palestinian statehood than voted for the government of Stephen Harper. Yep, the Israel lobby really does have Harpy by the balls.
But in Israel itself, 70 percent of the people polled in a recent Hebrew University survey agreed that "Israel should accept the decision if the UN recognizes a Palestinian state," thus confirming that, wherever it is to be found, democratic government is a blatant fraud: a device for the manipulation of the people by a hidden plutocratic elite that treats the people, Jewish or gentile, as mere cattle to be used, abused and trashed at will without the slightest regard for their opinions, beliefs, wishes or needs.
POSTSCRIPT: Tony Blair's Israeli affair?