Arrest George Monbiot for his ‘Bounty’/Incitement to Murder Tony Blair

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    26th January, 2010

    Monbiot: “The fund will remain open for as long as Mr Blair lives, or until he is officially prosecuted. If it still contains money after his death or prosecution, the remainder will be donated to one or more organisations campaigning for international justice, or used to pursue other people responsible for the Iraq war.” (MY emphasis)

    So says this sweet little attempt to incite murder by the love ‘n’ peace man – George Monbiot

    “This site offers a reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen’s arrest of the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, for crimes against peace. Anyone attempting an arrest which meets the rules laid down here will be entitled to one quarter of the money collected at the time of his or her application.

    Money donated to this site will be used for no other purpose than to pay bounties for attempts to arrest Tony Blair.”

    “Bounties”? “Bounties”? Isn’t that word usually attached to these words –  “dead or alive”? Or is that thinking too lateral, but not literal? I am not convinced, Mr Monbiot.

    And here at The Guardian he describes his reasons why Blair should be killed… arrested.

    “Wanted: Tony Blair for war crimes. Arrest him and claim your reward

    Chilcot and the courts won’t do it, so it is up to us to show that we won’t let an illegal act of mass murder go unpunished”

    Read that again: “Chilcot and the courts won’t do it, so it is up to us …”

    If the courts won’t do it, why even arrest him? The courts “won’t do it”! You just said so, Monbiot! The Crown Prosecution Service will not put up a case against Tony Blair for “crimes against peace” because there isn’t one. You know it, Monbiot.

    YOU are inciting violence, perhaps even murder and you should be locked up.

    Your puerile website is designed to rouse the half-sane like yourself to feeling that they can/should/MUST take the law into their own hands, since “the courts won’t”.

    It is INCITEMENT TO KILL. Nothing less. And you, Monbiot, know it.

    My call to the authorities – arrest Monbiot now, and take down his hate-inspiring website.

    The commenters at his site are fairly evenly mixed. Some see him as a hero, almost as many as an idiot. But the points made by some paint a clear picture of what many of them want.  For instance the first one here below wants an extrajudicial approach.

    I have selected mostly the more sane comments, for the rest go to his Guardian article here.

    Read on down for a flavour of just what democracy is up against with these ranters as Mr Blair gives his “not a trial” Iraq Inquiry evidence this Friday.

    By the way, just so you know. I sent a comment to Monbiot’s dreadful Guardian article. It wasn’t heavy. I didn’t save it, as The Guardian doesn’t usually remove comments unless they use abusive language. Mine didn’t. Under the name “This Stinks” it has been deleted by the moderator. Why? Because I said something to this effect:

    “All those who agree that we are all ‘innocent until proven guilty’ should sign this petition – Ban Blair-Baiting.”

    So the removal of that comment says all we need to know about Mr Monbiot. It confirms the truth in the heading I use at this blog – “Innocent Until proven Tony Blair”.

    And THIS comment was considered worthy of removal? Atrocious behaviour.


    This is the 4th comment at Monbiot’s article:


    25 Jan 2010, 7:37PM

    I’d recommend an extra judicial approach.
    -far more likely to bring about a satisfactory result.


    25 Jan 2010, 7:47PM

    Given the reform to PACE by ahem one Tony Blair, a citizens arrest of Blair would be unlawful. See Police and Criminal Evidence Act s.24A (3) (b).

    Sorry to spoil your fun.

    Now, what you might have is a conspiracy with persons unknown to counsel or procure the unlawful arrest and false imprisonment of a named person, I think that that might not go down well in all quarters in all circumstances.


    25 Jan 2010, 7:48PM

    It’s a good job smugness isn’t a crime George.


    25 Jan 2010, 7:48PM

    It’s not that I don’t think that Blair is a war criminal. I’d stand and cheer with the best of them if he was dangling from a rope for his crime. However, he’s also a war criminal surrounded by well armed and well trained police officers with lots of backup no more than a few minutes away.

    The best that could happen, would be that the person attempting the arrest would be cuffed and detained for a few hours, it could also be a lot worse, even fatal.

    I don’t see why you can’t make the attempt yourself George, as it’s your idea. With the Guardian’s resources at your disposal, it shouldn’t be difficult for you to track him down and make the attempt yourself, rather than encouraging some other well meaning idiot to risk their lives.


    25 Jan 2010, 7:51PM

    Careful people: Blair threads are notorious for a high attrition rate amongst commenters (see JayReilly).

    I support George on this. It is of course merely a token gesture, but it’s important to instigate direct (legal) action, since there is little or no hope that anything will come of these inquiries.

    My only concern is that some nutter will assassinate Blair (not a problem) and this will then be turned into ‘the left’s’ fault by the right-wing media (problem).


    25 Jan 2010, 7:51PM

    Shocking stuff Mr Monbiot. You are encouraging vigilantism and harassment, surely this must be illegal? This is the most irresponsible thing I’ve ever heard of, bearing in mind that Blair travels with armed protection anywhere he goes.

    You may end up with blood on your hands.


    25 Jan 2010, 7:57PM

    Nice touch putting Blair’s schedule on the website. Incredibly sinister.


    25 Jan 2010, 7:59PM

    there’s no court to try him in, the arrests are “symbolic”, but nobody gets the reward until he faces a court of law…

    Am I the only one who sees a problem here?

    This seems like a call for vigilante action.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:07PM

    Great Blog George

    Brown handcuffed himself to the Iraq invasion this morning at the press conference

    He doesn’t seem to realise that is the end of his reputation.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:09PM

    Shocking stuff Mr Monbiot. You are encouraging vigilantism and harassment, surely this must be illegal? This is the most irresponsible thing I’ve ever heard of, bearing in mind that Blair travels with armed protection anywhere he goes.

    Not shocking at all – he is calling for a citizens arrest that’s all. Which is legal in the UK, or was last time I heard (see link below). And as you must be aware – it’s a symbolic gesture, as we all know full well, there is absolutely no way Blair will ever be indicted.
    Citizens arrest


    25 Jan 2010, 8:15PM


    25 Jan 2010, 8:09PM

    And as you must be aware – it’s a symbolic gesture, as we all know full well, there is absolutely no way Blair will ever be indicted.

    Well I’m no legal expert, but in that case, surely Blair will have a case against Monbiot for harassment? On his website it states: “The fund will remain open for as long as Mr Blair lives, or until he is officially prosecuted.”


    25 Jan 2010, 8:20PM

    MacGyver –

    What a depraved post that was. Blair initiates (like the Soviets, like Saddam, like Hitler) a gruesome war of aggression that ends up with a million dead and you’re talking about blood on Monbiot’s hands resulting from an arrest that will likely never happen, much to our discredit?

    I would actually like Blair’s blood on my hands, but civilisation intervenes and forces me to demand justice instead. That you weep for his blood and not the blood of a million Iraqis and British serviceman beyond count, that is ‘sinister’.

    freewoman –

    Terribly misguided. The point of international law is that no state can be trusted to be a responsible actor and that no territorial aggression can be seen as legitimate, altruistic, or beneficial. Once there is a dream actor, maybe Sweden Reloaded, or a strengthened UN, which can be a legitimate and fair body, then maybe you’ll have a point. But don’t tell me that the UK, which supported and funded a fascist covert war in Yemen mass death in East Timor, paramilitary slaughter in Colombia and, of course, Saddam during the period when he was ACTUALLY committing his worse crimes, should be allowed to rampage around the world fighting what are obviously resource wars dressed up as liberal interventions.

    Well done George.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:26PM

    Leftists want blood and they won’t get it.There is no legal precedent to try blair for “war crimes.” What war crimes legislation does Blair qualify for George?

    Say Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons, would the war still be criminal?

    The destruction and death toll itself is not evidence, nor could you ever prove Blair’s complicity in it. Did he design Operation Phantom Fury? Did he order the targeting of specific ethnic groups?

    The overwhelmingly majority of people killed in Iraq has been the result of sectarian violence, completely independent of US or British forces.

    The only fault you could pin on Blair is the occupation, which created a situation that led to violence.

    But really, that’s hardly criminal.

    International law is a cold war relic and no longer applies in conflicts that are not conventional.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:27PM

    George Monbiot

    I’d be interested to know if you can respond to my point on illegality/unlawfulness. This isn’t a simple question.

    Here’s a further complication – the “crime” occurred in Iraq not the UK arguably so its out of jurisdiction. And I imagine the current Iraqi government is actually quite happy about the war.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:31PM

    Instead of arresting Tony Blair, the people decided to vote for his Labour party three times, and reject the arguments, leaders, and philosophies of the anti-war parties. The anti-war parties were nowhere near a victory.

    Perhaps you should read that over and over again.

    The people voted three times.

    The fringe will take this article seriously though, as will extremely impressionable university students. It will also embolden terrorists in the UK.

    NIce work.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:33PM

    “And in lighter news, an unknown but remarkably smug man (believed to write for the guardian newspaper) was was shot this afternoon by the diplomatic protection team of the former prime minister Tony Blair during an attempted assault/\kidnapping….”


    25 Jan 2010, 8:36PM

    Mr Monbiot – go and lie down for half an hour until you are feeling better. As you well know this will lead precisely nowhere. Blair will tell the Inquiry what Campbell told the Inquiry namely that everything was done in the utmost good faith and while with the benefit of hindsight the planning for the aftermath of the invasion could have been better, well stuff happens. And the Inquiry members will nod gravely and say well perhaps cabinet co-ordination could have been better, lessons to be learned here. Now let’s all go home.

    International law? No international court would consider for one instant arresting the former head of government of a major democratic nation state and quite rightly so.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:38PM

    I’ve just checked the whois and remarkably is still available.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:40PM

    Mr Monbiot, you are nothing but a barrack room lawyer


    25 Jan 2010, 8:41PM

    I read the part of the site which dealt with the arrest and to be blunt I rather think that you’ve asked Afua to help you.

    To put it simply if a police officer is present you cannot make a ‘citizen’s arrest’

    24A Arrest without warrant: other persons

    (2) Where an indictable offence has been committed, a person other than a constable may arrest without a warrant?

    (a) anyone who is guilty of the offence;

    (b) anyone whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be guilty of it.

    (3) But the power of summary arrest conferred by subsection (1) or (2) is exercisable only if?

    (a) the person making the arrest has reasonable grounds for believing that for any of the reasons mentioned in subsection (4) it is necessary to arrest the person in question; and

    (b) it appears to the person making the arrest that it is not reasonably practicable for a constable to make it instead.

    (4) The reasons are to prevent the person in question?

    (a) causing physical injury to himself or any other person;

    (b) suffering physical injury;

    (c) causing loss of or damage to property; or

    (d) making off before a constable can assume responsibility for him.?

    So since you’re not going to satisfy any of ss (4) even if a police officer isn’t present it’s never going to be lawful.

    It’s the ‘I’m Harriet Harman, you know where to get me principle’ I would dress that up in latin but this is free advice.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:43PM

    I was hoping George would move on from ‘deniers’. After this article I will remember to be’careful what you wish for’. Apart from its sixth form style, shooting at fish in a barrel is pretty feeble. London is crawling with villains from all over the world who are guilty ( as proven in courts of law ) of murder. Where were you when Pinochet was here? If you encourage people to harass Blair it could lead to someone unhinged going further than your stunt asks for. Could you shrug it off or would you say he ‘deserved’ it ? Some would you know. Your recent articles are becoming shrill and almost desperate and if you are not careful you will rank alongside all those other authors who climb onto the nearest bandwagon of populist causes. If what you claim is true every minister who backed Blair is guilty, the opposition are guilty and in some respects those who voted him in three times also have some ‘blood’ on our hands. To try, as you do, to pin it all on one man and have that man persecuted ( for the sake of good ‘copy’ ) is akin to mob rule. If he has a case to answer, then let the law act, but its not up to people like you to start a witch hunt ( a Blair witch hunt ) over which you have no control.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:44PM


    Perhaps in your next article George you can explain why you haven’t tried to arrest the leaders responsible for mass murder in China, Burma, Zimbabwe,and the Balkans to name a few – or why you haven’t tried arresting any americans in office at the time

    As a matter of fact, I have.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:47PM

    Today Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as “Chemical Ali”, has been executed by hanging.

    Monbiot and those like him would have left him, and the rest of Saddam’s brutal, genocidal crew, in place indefinitely to gas, torture and murder the people of Iraq.

    Thankfully Mr Blair had the courage to put a stop to Saddam’s regime.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:51PM

    It just occurred to me that Blair is followed around by the secret service, no doubt armed. With real threats to Blairs life from Islamists, I think encouraging people to approach Blair to make a citizens arrest is a particularly foolish suggestion to make. Trigger happy police and all that goes with it. I think it would be wise if George took his site down before events get out of hand and for which he will regret.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:52PM

    Anyway Tony Blair didnt ‘take us to war’.

    Parliment did.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:53PM

    Oh dear Oh dear George,

    I think those drones will be after you now. Incitement to violence may be the charge – I can see FTAC revving the engine as I type.

    But the good news is that the rozzers will have 57 million potential suspects to deal with as they all try to claim their reward.


    25 Jan 2010, 8:55PM

    Mr Monbiot:
    If someone is shot by Blair’s armed protection in the course of attempting to claim the bounty you are offering, what legal sanction, if any, do you believe you should face?


    25 Jan 2010, 9:01PM


    Perhaps in your next article George you can explain why you haven’t tried to arrest the leaders responsible for mass murder in China, Burma, Zimbabwe,and the Balkans to name a few – or why you haven’t tried arresting any americans in office at the time

    As a matter of fact, I have.

    Well clearly being British hasn’t kept your attentions confined to UK politicians but come ON George, trying arrest Bolton at dinky little festival in the safe surroundings of the UK knowing perfectly well you’re making a gesture with no possible consequences to yourself.

    Not exactly Ghandi is it, just nice safe middle-class liberal grandstanding.

    I notice you don’t appear to have tried the same stunt actually IN the other countries I mentioned. (unless I missed it – and I somehow doubt your obvious sense of self-importance would have glossed over being arrested and beaten up in Zimbabwe for instance)

    Running a hate campaign on the internet against an ex-prime minister – wow – what courage, what strength of character, what nobility……

    George Monbiot – Cyber-Bullying to a Better Tomorrow……….


    25 Jan 2010, 9:02PM

    Let’s not forget. Monbiot is not Che Guevara. He is low life, bought and paid for, corporate scum.

    He is being paid for this pathetic self publicising nonsense, just like he was sponsored by Shell Oil to promote global warming crime. An enemy of the people if I ever saw one.


    25 Jan 2010, 9:07PM

    “But to suggest that nothing can be done vis-a-vis Blair because his entourage is armed and dangerous is defeatist nonsense”

    You never know, once the ‘justice’ pot reaches 2 or 3 million one of those paid heavies might be tempted to have a pop at arresting the murderer himself.
    I’d wager they have consciences too.


    25 Jan 2010, 9:08PM

    Yet again a foolish and deeply irresponsible article from Monbiot, pursuing his childish obsession with citizen’s arrests. As he knows perfectly well, no such arrest would be legal and would it itself constitute a criminal assault. As per his previous requests, this is presumably why he hasn’t got the guts to do it himself.

    For very good reasons, Blair is protected by security personnel who would react with appropriate force to anyone who attempted to attack him in this manner. You are treading a very fine legal thread here yourself.

    People should also be sceptical about the perceived merits of a body such as the International Criminal Court. The idea that such a court could ever be free of political influence is fanciful. It sounds good, but than again, so did the UNCHR and look at what a farce that is.


    25 Jan 2010, 9:12PM


    lets get him, up to half a million dead cannot go unpunished


    25 Jan 2010, 9:16PM

    Blair will never be prosecuted for any ‘war crimes’. Perhaps he should be but the fact is that it will never happen. The idea of a citizens arrest is truly ridiculous. Surely no one would be stupid enough to attempt it and if anyone does I assume George won’t be complaining when Blair’s security people open fire?


    25 Jan 2010, 9:32PM

    Boring, unjust, third-rate journalism (say something outrageous to get noticed). Illegal as well?

    George Monbiot is exhorting members of the public to commit an act of false imprisonment. As such, they would be breaking the law, as he is surely doing in so prompting them.

    If I remember right, we are not allowed, on CIF, to call for people to commit acts of violence or generally break the law. Surely these rules must apply to the writers, also? This article must be removed.


    25 Jan 2010, 9:36PM

    Go for it George.

    I’m willing to run the risk of you being shot.

    (Where’s the eating popcorn smiley)


    25 Jan 2010, 9:37PM

    I don’t get it George.

    You don’t need a website to perform a citizens arrest on Blair. Just do it.

    You don’t need to offer a reward. Judging by the bile and vitriol being spewed by some of the posters on here, I’m amazed they haven’t done it already.

    So why are you doing it this way George? Is it about international law and justice, as you understand it? Or is it about the promotion of George Monbiot? Are you too busy going to conversational Welsh classes to venture down to London?

    It’s not as if Blair leads a secret life. He lives very publicly. Why not go to a magistrates court and try and get an arrest warrant, instead of a website?

    At every stage, all I can come back to is that it’s not about law or justice. It’s about George Monbiot, the anti-brand of the radical right.


    25 Jan 2010, 9:38PM

    George Monbiot

    Nobody’s denying that the search for WMDs was a fiasco and that the invasion of Iraq was a disaster but to call Tony Blair a war criminal and the Iraq war an act of mass murder is plain stupid.

    Worse than that, it’s sign of moral bankruptcy to even consider the Iraq invasion as morally equivalent to real acts of mass murder such the holocaust, the ethnic cleansing of muslims in the Balkans or the genocide in Rwanda.

    However misguided they may have been, Blair and Bush had no intention of causing harm to any Iraqis. Nothing would have pleased them more than to see the Iraqi welcome them with flowers and not having to fire a shot (and I think they were deluded enough to believe this might happen). Clearly they’d be casualties, but they believed the humans costs would be outweighted by the benefits.

    Furthermore, their intentions were to rid the world of dangerous WMDs (which most people believed existed at the time) and to create a peaceful democracy in Iraq (which would have allowed them to lift the sanctions as well) Ludicrous? Perhaps, but this has nothing to do with real murderers such as Hitler and Pol Pot whose avowed goal was to exterminate.

    By all means let Blair be accountable for his incompetence but to call him a war criminal is absurd.

    In any case, parliament voted for the war so we’d have to arrest a majority of MPs as well. The whole thing is ridiculous.


    25 Jan 2010, 9:51PM

    This kind of charged discussion and assertion based on indulgent self-righteousness not backed by real evidence, is, sooner or later, going to lead to someone trying to assassinate Tony Blair, and it will be because the media cares more about creating an atmosphere of anger and fury than truth and reality.


    25 Jan 2010, 10:03PM

    The war in Iraq was both completely necessary and also successful, despite the pointless Sunni vesus Shiite slaughter in previous years. Iraq may now increase oil production to 12 million bpd by 2015, postponing peak oil by up to a decade and giving the world a chance to prepare and avoid devasting economic collapse and unimaginable socio-economic hardship. See the Hirsch report. This could not have happened under Saddam once he had invaded Kuwait. He showed himself as threat to the world’s life-support system; the oil fields of the Middle East. Having been cleared out of Kuwait and hemmed in, he was unlikely to be any better disposed to the West or Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. There was no option but to remove him, though the matter can’t be openly spoken of in those terms.

    Western governments are unwilling to discuss or acknowledge the role of fundamentals like energy supply in the formulation of international policy, yet any fool can see what has happened. George Bush and Tony Blair did the right thing in all our interests. History will look kindly on them. There is no international legal framework in which they can be judged.


    25 Jan 2010, 10:11PM


    If he wanted to take the nation to war because Saddam was a rotter, he should have said so, and listened to the wishes of the people.

    If you justify well-intentioned lying, you open the door to all kinds of madness. Checks and balances go out of the window, and a lunatic who thinks he has a direct line to God can bring catastrophe on the nation (and the world).

    Excellent point and I agree with you. I’m not here to defend Blair mindlessly. A enquiry is underway and if it transpires that Blair knowingly misled the nation regarding the existence of WMDs, then let him be accountable. But he’s no war criminal or mass murderer. To call him that cheapens those crimes.

    Let’s put it this way, if Blair is a war criminal then so is Truman, JFK, Nixon, De Gaulle…


    25 Jan 2010, 10:11PM

    Now the problem I have with all of this, as I think MorseCode mentioned above, is one of intent.
    I’m quite happy to believe and accept that Hitler sat around gleefully counting how many millions of Jews he’d exterminated. I’m sure Pol Pot used to whoop with joy at the deaths he’d caused. Likewise Mugabe. Likewise Stalin of his political opponents. Milosovich too, thinking about the Kosovo Albanians. Even Sadaam Hussein, gassing or torturing various unwanted sections of his population. I really can imagine them thinking ‘Tee hee hee, how many more can I kill?’
    And Monbiot, and most of you people, want me to lump Tony Blair in with these people. You say they’re equivalent. That Blair’s no better. And his ‘crime’ is as bad. That he somehow is personally responsible for the deaths of millions of people.
    I say you’ve completely lost the plot. Blair can go to the Hague the day you all go to a lunatic asylum. Utterly utterly insane…


    25 Jan 2010, 10:12PM

    What a prat you are George – thank goodness I dont pay to read this sort of smug rubbish.


    25 Jan 2010, 10:13PM

    George Monbiot, did you try to arrest Blair over the Kosovo war which had no UN mandate?

    Very bad luck today that a real war criminal has been hanged in Baghdad. Bad luck old boy.


    25 Jan 2010, 10:20PM –

    And, frankly, if someone does try this ridiculous stunt and ends up getting shot by security, Monbiot will be a million times more responsible for their death than Tony Blair is for David Kelly’s.


    26 Jan 2010, 7:34AM

    Good article George, shame he hasn’t been tried sooner.

    Although why do people keep screaming ‘vigilante justice’? It’s not that. George isn’t encouraging people to bring back his head on a piece of rusty iron, just to perform a citizens’ arrest. Which is a perfectly legal act.


    26 Jan 2010, 2:24AM

    The fund will remain open for as long as Mr Blair lives, or until he is officially prosecuted. If it still contains money after his death or prosecution,…

    [Emphasis mine]

    –I am speechless. Why is this not incitement to violence and why is the Guardian giving tacit support to such an illegal act? George, what would happen if some crazy person takes it into his head to kill Tony Blair and cite your website as the impetus for his action? Not only that, he also claims the “bounty” as his reward. I hope that if such a thing happens that you will be charged with complicity in the commission in a crime. You will probably say that you only called for his arrest but you wouldn’t get out of it so easily.

    The supreme irony would be that you would be in the same boat as Tony Blair–being found guilty (though he would not have had a trial) of a crime that you did not personally commit.

    BTW, you may have had a case if the majority of deaths in Iraq weren’t caused by other Muslims. Anyone to be prosecuted for the thousands killed in mosques, at the marketplace or for forcing Down syndrome kids and other innocents to strap bombs to their bodies and blow themselves up?


    26 Jan 2010, 9:37AM

    Visited site with eager anticipation.

    Scrolled down Blair’s itinerary.

    Saw no sign of ‘grassy knoll’ in vicinity of any location.

    Logged off – hugely disappointed.


    26 Jan 2010, 9:40AM

    Anyone else spot the irony in the author asking other people to carry out an act of aggression towards an individual, not sanctioned by the law, and based on speculation?


    26 Jan 2010, 9:41AM

    I have always found it interesting that those people, like George, who are insistent that this was an illegal war and profess a desire for peace are often the most vitriolic in their hatred of others. I’m afraid after his discredited shambles of an article about Copenhagen some time back nothing that this man writes can have any credence whatsoever. Send your tenner to the people of Haiti rather than following this peddler of hatred.


    26 Jan 2010, 9:43AM

    I’m going to start a website calling for George Moonbat to be arrested and detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act. This is perhaps the worst case of De-Clerambault’s-Syndrome we’ve seen in many a moon – sufferers do not usually call on others to join them in their stalking of the object of their obsessive devotion.


    26 Jan 2010, 9:44AM

    George better to have left a dictator alone than to intervene? Better to have him kill, oppress and torture, Better to leave him alone to destabilise the region, even if we can take him out. Better to go through the UN that stood by in Rwanda as 800.000 people were slaughtered, a UN that is incapable of en forcing the its own resolutions a UN that relies on the USA and UK to finance it. Maybe we can find a new dictator to replace Saddam and all will be right with the world once again. we live in an imperfect world, do we not?


    26 Jan 2010, 10:31AM

    This article has nothing to do with Blair or his guilt. He will not be arrested. What might happen is that some brainless twit will take up Monbiot’s offer and possibly be badly injured. Worse, he might do it purely for money.

    Not that I would believe that guilt is part of the emotional lexicon of anyone behind this charade. That is Guardian management and lawyers.


    Michael White’s question: Is it fair to blame Blair and Bush for continued violence in Iraq?

    His commenters answers: But of of course. (Well, at least he has published my comment there, pasted here in case!)

    No point reasoning with the unreasonable, Michael. They are the “WE ALL KNOWERS”.

    I expect most of them have sent their tenners to Monbiot in his attempt to (get someone else to) SORT OUT Mr Blair. Or what was it again? Oh, yes.

    Arrest. But of course.

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    4. margaret walters Says:

      He should be arrested but I Can’t see it happening

    5. Rob Says:

      Thank you for the link. I have duly donated a tenner.

      I suppose it is no more than one would expect from one who supports a profesisonal liar such as Blair, but what part of Monbiot’s condition number 2 “The attempt is non-violent and causes no injury to Mr Blair or those around him.” do you consider to be “an incitement to kill – nothing less”?

      Of course, you cheerfully published the office address of Anjem Choudary’s lawyer and encouraged your readers to “tell him what you think”, adding “For me he epitomises The Enemy Within”. No stipulations of non-violence from you. But then, you described Choudary as an “animal” whose right to remain in the country of his birth is in some mystical way less than your own, and happily supported a neo-nazi commenter who referred to him as “vermin”. So a little encouragement to go and break a lawyer’s windows, or maybe his bones – that’s perfectly acceptable to you. Suggesting that someone attempt a non-violent citizen’s arrest of someone with far more protection than Choudary’s lawyer – well, that is obviously incitement to murder.

      I used to think you were just a bit of a joke who thought Blair should be PM even though he had voluntarily resigned from representing his constituency the day after he was ousted as PM (itself a sign of the contempt he felt for the loyal Sedgefield voters to whom he owed everything). I suppose I should have known that someone who supports the installation of an unelected prime minister and impunity for fleeing war criminals would even reveal even more of those tendencies we associate with the far right. You’re not a joke any more, BlairSupporter, you’re a distinctly nasty smell who makes me ashamed to be British. I certainly won’t be posting any more links to your site.

      Now off you go and iron your amband ready for tonight’s barbecue. Its Holocaust Memorial Day, after all.

      • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

        You’re most welcome, Rob. A fool and his money are easily parted.

        Btw, don’t come the implied nonsense that you hadn’t noticed your fellow-fool Monbiot’s diatribe until you came here. WE ALL KNOW, as you lot say, that such as you LIVE to see the nails being hammered into Blair’s coffin daily. And the Guardian, like its fellow-traveller the Daily Mail Maul, is the place that gives away the nails. Shame they are less liberal with the truth.

        As to your question – “what part of…”

        As you have shown before, and clearly here with your comparative attitude to Choudary, you clearly fail to understand “INCITEMENT”. Monbiot’s article and site incites the easily-led, gullible, Blair-haters to take as a given that since the Chilcot Inquiry won’t “get” Blair, it is up to them. The fact that words meaning do not harm a hair on Blair’s head for instance, are thrown into the instructions for arrest, is a figleaf to cover the LIE. You don’t believe this?

        Why don’t you ask Monbiot? Would he really give a damn if some idiot signed up to his site, met Blair unprotected, got a little over-excited, and given the opportunity to cash in on “arresting” the former PM, pushed him and fractured his skull on the pavement?

        This kind of incident can easily kill. It happens all the time.

        In 1998, according to this government paper, 1650 people died as a result of a fall. That’s almost five people a day dying accidently from a fall.

        We don’t need a weapon or even intent to kill people. We just need a little “accident”.

        Your failure, and that of Monbiot to understand or worse to even care where this kind of incitement could (accidently) lead is criminal, imho. Anyone supporting him, hopefully, will be having their ISP and details logged and noted by the authorities, for future reference.

        As a more perceptive and astute commenter at Monbiot’s article says, quoting, I believe, Monbiot:

        Quote: ‘And as you must be aware – it’s a symbolic gesture, as we all know full well, there is absolutely no way Blair will ever be indicted.’

        Well I’m no legal expert, but in that case, surely Blair will have a case against Monbiot for harassment? On his website it states: “The fund will remain open for as long as Mr Blair lives, or until he is officially prosecuted.”

        Quite. And “for as long as Mr Blair lives”? Keeping such a threat hanging over anyone for, who knows, another 40+ years, gives ample opportunity for aforesaid little ‘accidents’.

        As for Choudary – yes, true. To me Choudary is THE ENEMY WITHIN. He says as much himself by proclaiming himself NOT British and out to fly the flag of Islam over Downing Street. Can’t recall that I published the address of his lawyer, but since I trust you to always tell me the truth (!?), I possibly did. Having no personal knowldge of this British-born traitor, I have no personal knowledge of his lawyer. I will have found it at the site of your fellow-traveller and associate in destroying Blair – THE DAIL MAIL … MAUL. What oddities you people are.

        As for this ignorant and sometimes hateful tripe of yours:

        I used to think you were just a bit of a joke who thought Blair should be PM even though he had voluntarily resigned from representing his constituency the day after he was ousted as PM (itself a sign of the contempt he felt for the loyal Sedgefield voters to whom he owed everything).

        WRONG. He resigned on June 27th 2007 as an MP – the same day as he stood down as PM. (For the record, he was ‘ousted’, though refusing to lie down and die, in September 2006.)

        Reference your remark below: I do not and never did support the installation of Brown. Though I for one DO understand that Prime Ministers are not actually elected by the voters under our system. You, clearly, as with a lot of other things, do NOT understand.

        I suppose I should have known that someone who supports the installation of an unelected prime minister and impunity for fleeing war criminals would even reveal even more of those tendencies we associate with the far right. You’re not a joke any more, BlairSupporter, you’re a distinctly nasty smell who makes me ashamed to be British. I certainly won’t be posting any more links to your site.

        To which ‘fleeing war criminal’ do you refer? Which one did the courts charge and find guilty recently? Must have missed that.

        It’s great to see we agree on one thing, anyway, Rob:

        you’re a distinctly nasty smell who makes me ashamed to be British.

        And to back that up – I quote you:

        Now off you go and iron your amband ready for tonight’s barbecue. Its Holocaust Memorial Day, after all.

        Your’e some piece of s*** work. You really are.

        Now go off and do your arresting. But mind no-one has a nasty accident.

    6. margaret walters Says:

      it’s getting worse something needs to be done about this website

      • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

        Margaret, as we know, lies can get half way round the world before the truth gets its boots on.

        The liars who KNOW IT ALL – those who never EVER helped the poor Iraqis for decades – deserve the kind of fate they wish for Blair. Arrest, questioning about their REAL motivation and loyalties, and then, since they will give the WRONG answers (AS WE ALL KNOW) they should be charged and then imprisoned. For life, preferably, to give us time to get this country back together again with ONLY people who care.

    7. Arrest George Monbiot for his incitement to murder Tony Blair « Julie's think tank Says:

      […] Thanks to BlairSupporter. This is a cross-post!!! See original site here […]

    8. Rob Says:

      Strange as it may seem, I hadn’t seen Monbiot’s piece before you linked it. I leave lying to professionals like you. I’m sorry to have underestimated Blar’s contempt for Parliament and mere voters. You want him as PM: don’t you think his being an MP might help there? Brown of course is one already, which is why I correctly described you as supporting an unelected PM. Nobody is ever going to elect Tone The Drone again as anything. But dream on: dream of a Blair coup, of a white, Muslim-free Britain, of a land where you and your pals can incite as much violence against “the enemy within” as you like, and where inconvenient opponents can be locked up, deported or exterminated like “vermin”. Dream on: my parents’ generation dealt with your kind 70-odd years ago. Mine and my children’s will happily repeat the process if you try again.

      • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

        That makes two of us, Rob. Professional liars, I meant, in case you wondered. I DO wish somebody would pay me for this “lying” business.

        I know Blair won’t be PM again. I explained at the site that I started this while he was still PM. Wishing and hoping, yes, I’ll admit to that.

        As for the rest of your rubbish about a Muslim-free Britain – ALL WRONG. Only Islamic-fundamentalist-free. Your parents’ generation understood when we were/are threatened and by whom. You don’t understand it. YOU willl be dealt with by your own children if you treat your own country and its history so lightly.

    9. Jason Miles Says:

      Give me the gun, I will live with the pain of taking Tony’s life, he should not be allowed to live after the mass murder he has committed.

      • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

        This kind of threat/offer from you, Mr Miles (once someone else – ALWAYS someone else, isn’t it?) gives you the weapon – shows what a danger Monbiot’s “Arrest Blair” business is. YOU as well as Monbiot should be under police investigation.

    10. Little Ole American Says:

      Monbiot is a loser. Fools follow him. I suspect Monbiot, Rob and Jason have never SERVED their country in any way, shape or form. Losers, all.

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