8th June 2012
TALKING TO ASSAD. STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS
In October 2001 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had rebuffed Tony Blair in a public press conference when Blair had the audacity to ask Assad to help in the fight against terrorism after 9/11.Afterwards Blair said to Alastair Campbell, “It could have been worse, he could have taken out a gun and shot me.”
It may have been meant in a light-hearted way, but seeing what Assad does to his own people and how no death seems to faze him, there might have been more truth in this than Campbell thought or even than Blair meant.
In the light of the ongoing Leveson Inquiry into media behaviour it is also worth noting this remark -
“TB … said it had actually been quite comic to stand there having been promised the guy was going to be supportive and then watch him deliver an attack totally lapped up by our lot.”
Who said Tony Blair got great press until AFTER the Iraq invasion of 2003?
Assad seems to know a lot about killing.
Warning! Graphic. Dead child.
Oh sorry, my mistake. This has nothing to do with the Syrian President. It’s all Obama’s fault – More Syrian Blood on Obama’s Hands
[Who the HELL is Stephen Lendman? Answer - a prize pillock. Translated for my American readers - the enemy within.]
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Excerpt from BBC site’s ‘Syria Profile': “2001 November – British PM Tony Blair visits to try shore up support for the campaign against terror. He and President Assad fail to agree on a definition of terrorism.”
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