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Magda Hassan
04-06-2009, 01:23 PM
This is bad news. That pathetic excuse for a human being should disappear from public life forever. He has caused enough damage.

http://www.focus-fen.net/?id=n176645

Focus News Agency
April 5, 2009

Blair steps up fight to be crowned first 'President of EU'

-Mr Brown has accepted that his old rival should be in pole position for the appointment, on the basis that Britain needs to have a key figure in the architecture of the "new world order".


London - Tony Blair has emerged as the leading candidate to become the first permanent president of the European Union after Gordon Brown gave his grudging blessing to the plan. The former prime minister has stepped up his campaign for the job, which he wants to use to build a bridge between Europe and the new Obama administration. His return to the global stage would be a shock to his critics over the Iraq war and dismay many in Europe.

But The Independent on Sunday has learnt that Mr Brown has accepted that his old rival should be in pole position for the appointment, on the basis that Britain needs to have a key figure in the architecture of the "new world order".

A senior British official said: "He [Brown] will have to swallow hard to sit down in meetings once again with Blair. But he accepts that there needs to be someone from the UK in the new global architecture. There is no opposition to the plan. Things have moved on, people have moved on."

Other European leaders are also broadly supportive because they want a high-profile figure to represent the 27-nation bloc in the new alliance with the US administration.

Mr Blair remains a popular figure in the US.

After initially trying to block Mr Blair as a possible candidate last year, the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has thrown his weight behind the former prime minister.

As the eyes of the world were on London's G20 summit last Wednesday, Mr Blair held private talks with the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso in Brussels. The talks focused on his work as Middle East envoy to the quartet of world powers, but it is almost certain that the two men discussed his candidacy. The former premier also visited Sweden last week, where he shared a platform with Bill Clinton at a climate change conference.

The presidency job is dependant on Ireland voting "yes" to the Lisbon Treaty, which creates the position. The Irish referendum will take place in the autumn.

But Mr Blair's plans could still be scuppered if Angela Merkel loses the German general election in September. She is thought to have a strong desire for the job in the event of defeat.

Britain has already thrown its weight behind Mr Barroso to serve a second term as Commission President. His re-appointment would also strengthen the chances of a British name for the new job.

Mr Blair will have spent two years in the Middle East role by July, giving him a legitimate opportunity to claim he has devoted enough time to the job.

But critics will say Mr Blair has failed to make any significant breakthrough. There is also little chance of progress towards the two-state solution under the new hardline Israeli government led by Binyamin Netanyahu.In a sign that Mr Blair's mind is on an exit from the Middle East, he said in Brussels: "I think the next six months will be completely critical in determining whether this process will move forward or whether it will slip back. I do believe that if there is not significant progress in the year 2009, the peace process will be in very great jeopardy, because there are decisions that have to be taken."

Myra Bronstein
04-07-2009, 04:08 AM
He was a good little soldier and he's being promoted.

Peter Presland
04-07-2009, 07:58 AM
This was first seriously mooted in February last year. Then the whole permanent Presidency thing was shelved because the uppity Irish went and voted 'NO' to the new constitution (No one else was allowed a vote of course since the earlier original had been voted down by the French and such an outcome could not be risked again). Anyway, full ratification now being well and truly underway - with Irish somewhat sidelined - it's back on the agenda again.

I did a brief blog on it last year HERE (http://sabretache.blogspot.com/search/label/Blair), along with a few others on Blair. The man really is a ghastly creepy con-artist who has mastered the sine-qua-non art of any aspiring Elite-Serving politician - that of deception/fraud - eliciting trust whilst systematically betraying it. He has lately taken to lecturing the great unwashed on theology, of all things, following his embrace of Roman Catholicism - it really is puke-inducing stuff. He is one of very few 'celebrities' that I simply CANNOT bear to watch or listen to for fear of either being sick or smashing the set. The fact that he is - quite genuinely - held in high esteem by so many people makes me despair for the future of the human race - 'Peace Envoy' to the Middle East ??? !!! - Christ the man is a bloody war criminal. Talk about a looking glass world.

There was an EU petition started last year which is still active and which is probably worth signing. It's linked from my blogpost.

Magda Hassan
04-07-2009, 12:29 PM
Peter, I can see we are of like minds on this creature. I too want to be sick or throw something every time his smarmy sanctimonious face appears. I cannot see why he is held in such high esteem when he should be held in custody and contempt. At least in Catholic land there is a place made for people just like him and I hope he rots in hell forever. No one deserves it more. Well, may be one or two but not many. He is truly vile.

As for the Lisbon treaty I am still trying to see why it was that the Irish got a vote at all. Why was that Peter? I can see that they didn't vote correctly and it will likely be rammed down their throats but why the option or at least facade of choice? EU politics isn't always on my radar as I don't live there. Seems to me anyway that the EU is dead in the water and they just want to be NATOland.

Peter Presland
04-07-2009, 02:34 PM
Magda

As I understand it there was indeed a lot of arm-twisting by the European Commission Goons to try to prevent a referendum in Ireland. However, it appears that the Irish Constitution itself won the day in that it was accepted that ratification of the Lisbon Treaty would require an Irish Constitutional amendment and ANY such amendment requires a referendum. All the main Irish political parties campaigned for a 'YES' vote but were snubbed.

So - they're just going to have to keep at it until they vote the RIGHT way eh? It's what passes for 'Democracy' in Euroland these days and it stinks to high heaven.

Damien Lloyd
04-08-2009, 05:27 PM
Probably the worst thing I've ever done in my life was vote for him in '97 (in my defence I was 20 years old, and sick to tears after a lifetime of Tory rule)

Magda Hassan
04-09-2009, 12:05 AM
Ah ha! So you're the one :burnout:

I'm sure that there were millions who did the same Damien. The old good cop bad cop routine. Blair had such a huge majority when he took over. He could have done anything he wanted and he did nothing for the people of the UK. Just like Obama will do nothing for the people of the US. Just delivered them to indentured servitude for all eternity.

David Guyatt
04-10-2009, 08:31 AM
Blair should fuck off! and die in pitiful shame somewhere.

Peter Presland
04-10-2009, 11:07 AM
Blair should fuck off! and die in pitiful shame somewhere.

But he won't. His creepy, grinning visage and sanctimonious, self-promoting, road-to-hell-paved-with-his 'honest-to-God' good-intentions, hectoring, whining, 'I'm a regular kinda guy', me,me,me,me voice will continue to plague us. A sort of divine retribution for having voted him into office in three successive general elections. We get the 'Leaders' we deserve you see.

Peter Presland
07-16-2009, 11:03 AM
I need to enter some caveats before coming to the point of this post.

Back in 1977 at the tender age of 16, William Hague made a much celebrated speech to the Tory Party Conderence. I remember it vividly because, for my sins and in my then ambitious credulous naivety, I too made a speech to that conference. It was on 'defence' and, unlike the then unruly flaxen-haired Hague, I am embarrassed :embarassed: - not to say ashamed :stupido: - to recall its contents.

For reasons obvious to most members of this forum, I no longer have any truck with Mainstream Party politics but, largely because of that event, I have followed William Hague's progress quite closely. As a House of Commons Dispatch Box performer, he really is rather good and can be very entertaining indeed.

This clip is a hilarious demolition of both Gordon Brown and Tony Blair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Cj1b-rp1E&feature=player_embedded) over the latter's proposed nomination for EU President (once the Irish have been made to vote the right way of course). He is a true master of humorous ridicule demolition jobs.

Enjoy :):):)

Magda Hassan
07-16-2009, 11:42 AM
I need to enter some caveats before coming to the point of this post.

Back in 1977 at the tender age of 16, William Hague made a much celebrated speech to the Tory Party Conderence. I remember it vividly because, for my sins and in my then ambitious credulous naivety, I too made a speech to that conference. It was on 'defence' and, unlike the then unruly flaxen-haired Hague, I am embarrassed :embarassed: - not to say ashamed :stupido: - to recall its contents.

For reasons obvious to most members of this forum, I no longer have any truck with Mainstream Party politics but, largely because of that event, I have followed William Hague's progress quite closely. As a House of Commons Dispatch Box performer, he really is rather good and can be very entertaining indeed.

This clip is a hilarious demolition of both Gordon Brown and Tony Blair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Cj1b-rp1E&feature=player_embedded) over the latter's proposed nomination for EU President (once the Irish have been made to vote the right way of course). He is a true master of humorous ridicule demolition jobs.

Enjoy :):):)
Thank you Peter. Great theater! He really is very good.
As for your speech at the party conference, well...as Thomas Beecham said, "Try everything once, except folk dancing and incest." :tee:
At least you moved on. William and friends are still there.

Dawn Meredith
07-18-2009, 02:15 PM
Peter, I can see we are of like minds on this creature. I too want to be sick or throw something every time his smarmy sanctimonious face appears. I cannot see why he is held in such high esteem when he should be held in custody and contempt. At least in Catholic land there is a place made for people just like him and I hope he rots in hell forever. No one deserves it more. Well, may be one or two but not many. He is truly vile.

As for the Lisbon treaty I am still trying to see why it was that the Irish got a vote at all. Why was that Peter? I can see that they didn't vote correctly and it will likely be rammed down their throats but why the option or at least facade of choice? EU politics isn't always on my radar as I don't live there. Seems to me anyway that the EU is dead in the water and they just want to be NATOland.


I can hazard a guess why he's held in high esteem: Ever since JFK the powers that be know the sheeple go for good looking candidates. Now in the case of JFK we got a real hero who was murdered for trying to uphold the Constitution, achieve peace, end secret societies, etc. BUT much of the general public is not aware of the specifics that we here take for granted re JFK. What the powers that be remember is that during the debates JFK looked good and Nixon looked worse than bad, the five o'clock shadow, the non -stop sweating, his evil look in general. So I think a favorite trick of the NWO since has been to make sure we get good looking leaders. Just my Sat. morning musings here...
Dawn
ps Of course we still ended up with old Tricky Dick but that is for the same reason we ended up with Johnson: the bastards killed another Kennedy!

Peter Presland
10-14-2009, 05:46 PM
From the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8307267.stm)

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has endorsed Tony Blair as his preferred candidate to be president of the European Union.
Mr Blair had "the right credentials" and should get the job as soon as "legally and politically possible", he wrote to Italian newspaper Il Foglio.
Mr Berlusconi also said changes to the way the EU is run would leave a "great political legacy" for Europe.
Mr Blair, UK prime minister until 2007, is currently a Middle East peace envoy.
The presidency would be created under the terms of the Lisbon Treaty, which still has to be ratified by the Czech Republic.
'Strength of character'
There has long been speculation that Mr Blair would apply but he has not confirmed his intentions.
EU heads of government will choose who gets the post.
Mr Berlusconi has previously described Mr Blair as having the "ideal personality" for the job.
In his letter to Il Foglio, he says: "Tony Blair has all the right credentials for becoming the first president of the European Council in the terms enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty, and to be appointed to that post as soon as it is legally and politically possible to give the go-ahead to the implementation of the clause renewing the union's governance."
In July the then Europe minister Baroness Kinnock said the UK would support Mr Blair, adding that he had the "strength of character" and "status" to be a success.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy had backed Mr Blair, but senior sources told the BBC last year that he had changed his mind following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
'Streamline'
The precise role of the EU president has not been laid out.
But he or she is expected to chair EU summits, take on some of the functions of the current presidency of the Council of the European Union - held on a rotating six-month basis by EU heads of government - and represent the EU on common foreign and security policy.
The EU Treaty would also expand the policy areas subject to "qualified majority voting" - rather than allowing all 27 member states a veto - and establish an EU high representative for foreign affairs.
Supporters say such moves would "streamline" EU decision-making, but opponents argue they would make the institution less accountable and democratic, while undermining the countries' national sovereignty.
Former Spanish prime minister Felipe Gonzalez, a socialist, is seen as a potential rival to Mr Blair, as is Jean-Claude Juncker, the veteran centre-right Luxembourg prime minister.
The terms of the treaty - including the presidency - had been expected to be implemented by January this year, but Irish voters threw it out in a referendum last year.
A second referendum earlier this month backed the changes.
The Polish government ratified the treaty at the weekend, but Czech president Vaclav Klaus has said he will not sign unless his country is granted an opt-out from the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Magda Hassan
10-29-2009, 10:56 AM
Oh, yes! Bring it on!

Arresting Blair (http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2009/10/26/arresting-blair/)

Posted October 26, 2009
His bid for the EU presidency gives us the best chance we’ll ever have.

By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian, 26th October 2009
Tony Blair’s bid to become president of the European Union has united the left in revulsion. His enemies argue that he divided Europe by launching an illegal war; he kept the UK out of the eurozone and the Schengen agreement; he is contemptuous of democracy (surely a qualification?); greases up to wealth and power and lets the poor go to hell. He is ruthless, mendacious, slippery and shameless. But never mind all that. I’m backing Blair.
It’s not his undoubted powers of persuasion that have swayed me, nor the motorcade factor which clinched it for David Miliband, who claims that no one else could stop the traffic in Beijing or Washington or Moscow(1 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/oct/25/miliband-supports-blair-eu-presidency))). I have a different interest. You could argue that I’m placing other considerations above the good of the EU. You’d be right, but this hardly distinguishes me from the rest of Blair’s supporters. I contend that his presidency could do more for world peace than any appointment since the Second World War.
Blair has the distinction, which is a source of national pride in some quarters, of being one of the two greatest living mass murderers. That he commissioned a crime of aggression (waging an unprovoked war, described by the Nuremberg Tribunal as “the supreme international crime”(2 (http://www.truthout.org/article/aggressive-war-supreme-international-crime))) looks incontestable. I will explain the case in a moment. This crime has caused the deaths, depending on whose estimate you believe, of between 100,000 and one million people(3 (http://www.iraqbodycount.org/),4 (http://www.opinion.co.uk/Newsroom_details.aspx?NewsId=88)). As there was no legal justification, these people were murdered. But no one has been brought to justice.
Within the UK, there is no means of prosecuting Mr Blair. In 2006 the law lords decided that the international crime of aggression has not been incorporated into domestic law(5 (http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/uk/cases/UKHL/2006/16.html&query=Jones+and+et+and+al&method=boolean)). But elsewhere in the world it has been. In 2006 the professor of international law Philippe Sands warned that “Margaret Thatcher avoids certain countries as a result of the sinking of the Belgrano, and Blair would be advised to do likewise.”(6 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2006/feb/14/highereducationprofile.highereducation))
Has he? I don’t know. Blair’s diary and most of his meetings are private. He has no need to travel to countries where he might encounter a little legal difficulty. So he goes about his business untroubled. He seldom faces protests, let alone investigating magistrates. His only punishment for the crime of aggression so far is a multimillion-pound book deal, massive speaking fees, posh directorships and an appointment as Middle East peace envoy, which must rank with Henry Kissinger’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize as the supreme crime against satire.
I have spent the past three days trying to discover, from legal experts all over Europe, where the crime of aggression can be prosecuted. The only certain answer is that the situation is unclear. Everyone agrees that within the EU two states, Estonia and Latvia, have incorporated it into domestic law. In most of the others the law remains to be tested. In 2005 the German federal administrative court ruled in favour of an army major who had refused to obey an order in case it implicated him in the Iraq war. The court’s justification was that the war was a crime of aggression(7 (http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/iraq-s27.shtml)). A study of the constitutions of western European nations in 1988 found that if there’s a conflict most of them would place customary international law above domestic law, suggesting that a prosecution is possible(8). President Blair would also be obliged to travel to countries outside the EU, including the other states of the former Soviet Union, many of which have now incorporated the crime of aggression. He would have little control over his appointments, and everyone would know when he was coming.
It’s just possible that an investigating magistrate, like Baltasar Garzon, the Spanish judge who issued a warrant for the arrest of General Pinochet, would set the police on him. But our best chance of putting pressure on reluctant authorities lies in a citizen’s arrest. To stimulate this process, I will put up the first £100 of a bounty (to which, if he gets the job, I will ask readers to subscribe) payable to the first person to attempt a non-violent arrest of President Blair. It shouldn’t be hard to raise several thousand pounds. I will help set up a network of national arrest committees, exchanging information and preparing for the great man’s visits. President Blair would have no hiding place: we will be with him wherever he goes.
Here is the case against him. The Downing Street memo, a record of a meeting in July 2002, reveals that Sir Richard Dearlove, director of the UK’s foreign intelligence service MI6, told Blair that in Washington “Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.”(9 (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article387374.ece)) The foreign secretary (Jack Straw) then told Mr Blair that “the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbours, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran.” He suggested that “we should work up a plan” to produce “legal justification for the use of force.” The Attorney-General told the prime minister that there were only “three possible legal bases” for launching a war: “self-defence, humanitarian intervention, or UNSC [Security Council] authorisation. The first and second could not be the base in this case.” Bush and Blair failed to obtain Security Council authorisation.
This short memo, which should be learnt by heart by every citizen of the United Kingdom, reveals that Blair knew that the decision to attack Iraq had already been made; that it preceded the justification, which was being retrofitted to an act of aggression; that the only legal reasons for an attack didn’t apply, and that the war couldn’t be launched without UN authorisation.
The legal status of Bush’s decision had already been explained to Mr Blair. In March 2002, as another leaked memo shows, Jack Straw had reminded him of the conditions required to launch a legal war: “i) There must be an armed attack upon a State or such an attack must be imminent; ii) The use of force must be necessary and other means to reverse/avert the attack must be unavailable; iii) The acts in self-defence must be proportionate and strictly confined to the object of stopping the attack.”(10 (http://downingstreetmemo.com/iraqlegalbacktext.html)) Straw explained that the development or possession of weapons of mass destruction “does not in itself amount to an armed attack; what would be needed would be clear evidence of an imminent attack.” A third memo, from the Cabinet Office, explained that “there is no greater threat now than in recent years that Saddam will use WMD … A legal justification for invasion would be needed. Subject to Law Officers’ advice, none currently exists.”(11 (http://downingstreetmemo.com/iraqoptions.html))
It’s just a matter of getting him in front of a judge. The crazy plan to make this mass murderer president could be the chance that many of us have been waiting for.
www.monbiot.com
References:
1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/oct/25/miliband-supports-blair-eu-presidency
2. Marjorie Cohn, professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 9th November 2004. Aggressive War: Supreme International Crime. http://www.truthout.org/article/aggressive-war-supreme-international-crime
3. Iraq Body Count - http://www.iraqbodycount.org (http://www.iraqbodycount.org/) - estimates around 100,000.
4. Opinion Research Business estimates around one million. (January 2008. Update on Iraqi Casualty Data). http://www.opinion.co.uk/Newsroom_details.aspx?NewsId=88
5. House of Lords, 29th March 2006. R v. Jones and Milling. [2006] UKHL 16.
http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/uk/cases/UKHL/2006/16.html&query=Jones+and+et+and+al&method=boolean
6. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2006/feb/14/highereducationprofile.highereducation
7. Justus Leicht, 27th September 2005. German court declares Iraq war violated international law.
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/iraq-s27.shtml
8. Wildhaber and Breitenmoser, 1988. The Relationship Between Customary International Law and Municipal Law in Western European Countries 48 ZaoRV. I have not been able to obtain this study, so this reference is secondhand.
9. Matthew Rycroft, 23rd July 2002. Published in the Sunday Times as: The secret Downing Street memo. 1st May 2005. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article387374.ece
10. Jack Straw’s office, 8th March 2005. Memo to Tony Blair. http://downingstreetmemo.com/iraqlegalbacktext.html
11. Overseas and Defence Secretariat Cabinet Office, 8th March 2002. Iraq: Options Paper. http://downingstreetmemo.com/iraqoptions.html