9/11 – Tony Blair’s response at TUC Conference
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“This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today. It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life and we, the democracies of this world, are going to have to come together to fight it together and eradicate this evil completely from our world.”
When the terrorist atrocities struck the USA on September 11th 2001, Tony Blair was attending the Trades Untion Congress meeting, and just about to speak. The horrific events changed all that for him.
Are the democracies of the world “coming together”? I’m yet to be convinced.
The video below shows the BBC’s coverage as it was happening. Scroll to 04:01 – 04:30 to hear Mr Blair’s most significant words on this. You might then understand better why he continues to believe this: