The Wonderful World of Tony Blair

Channel 4 Dispatches…approx 22 viewing days left.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/4od#3235402

Since resigning in June 2007, Tony Blair has financially enriched himself more than any previous ex-prime minister. Reporter Peter Oborne reveals some of the sources of his new-found wealth, much of which comes from the Middle East.

On the day Tony Blair resigned as Prime Minister, he was appointed the official representative Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. By January 2009 he had set up Tony Blair Associates – his international consultancy – which handles multi-million-pound contracts in the Middle East. It is so secretive we don’t know all the locations in which they do business.

Dispatches shows that at the same time as Blair is visiting Middle East leaders in his Quartet role he is receiving vast sums from some of them. If Blair represented the UK government, the EU, the IMF, the UN or the World Bank, this would not be permitted.

He would also have to declare his financial interests and be absolutely transparent about his financial dealings. But no such stringent rules govern the Quartet envoy.

However, he could opt to abide by the rules and principles of public life. They were introduced by John Major, and Tony Blair endorsed and strengthened them for all holders of public office – but chooses not to himself.

THE VIDEO WITHIN VT LINK NOT ALLOWED IN THE UK.

The Wonderful World of Tony Blair

Controversial Deals of Tony Blair as Businessman and Middle Envoy

Tony Blairs’ role as a Peace Envoy in the Middle East draws International Curiosity.

Since resigning in June 2007, Tony Blair has financially enriched himself more than any previous ex-prime minister. Reporter Peter Oborne reveals some of the sources of his new-found wealth, much of which comes from the Middle East.

On the day Tony Blair resigned as Prime Minister, he was appointed the official representative Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. By January 2009 he had set up Tony Blair Associates (TBA) – his international consultancy – which handles multi-million-pound contracts in the Middle East. It is so secretive we don’t know all the locations in which they do business.

Dispatches shows that at the same time as Blair is visiting Middle East leaders in his Quartet role he is receiving vast sums from some of them. If Blair represented the UK government, the EU, the IMF, the UN or the World Bank, this would not be permitted.

THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE QUARTET
He would also have to declare his financial interests and be absolutely transparent about his financial dealings. But no such stringent rules govern the Quartet envoy.

However, he could opt to abide by the rules and principles of public life. They were introduced by John Major, and Tony Blair endorsed and strengthened them for all holders of public office – but chooses not to himself.

Channel 4 Investigation:

Youtube blocked due to copyright blah blah

Viewers in the UK will need to go here to view the show.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/4od

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CICERO QUOTE APT FOR TODAYS WESTMINSTERS OCCUPANTS..

Debbie
September 30, 2011 – 8:43 pm
Tony Blair a Charlatan…lacking any scintilla of humanity

When he first came to power, young, vigorous, intelligent, compassionate, it was actually possible to feel optimistic.

I recall Tony Blair a la Barack Obama, possessed great oratorial skills! We know now ofcourse, it seems ridiculous that it wasn’t obvious at the start. But, such was his effortless skill as a dissembler, it was impossible to tell.

What a clever politician he is. When he drove Britain into war in Iraq against the will of the people he faced a tricky Party Conference. He responded with a superb brainstorming speech, appealing to the hearts of the delegates with his “Africa is a scar on the conscience of the world” and the need to end the misery in “slums of Gaza”. It was a helluva performance, the delegates rose to applaud with a tear in the eye, he had fooled them all, and the killing in Iraq could go on.

There was, I believe, a seminal moment in his premiership, which came a few months earlier than that speech. He was in Japan , and on camera an aide came over and whispered in his ear that Dr. David Kelly (WMD expert) was dead..Blair physically blanched, he almost staggered, his face for a moment took on a haunted look. Dr. Kelly, was the world’s leading expert on the status of Saddam Hussein’s WMD programme. He knew there were none, and had started to talk to journalists about it. He had to be silenced, so he was murdered, then his body dumped in the woods where he was later found.

Look at the evidence given at the Hutton cover-up; I mean inquiry. Not the Hutton Report, which was half a gallon of finest British establishment whitewash, but the actual evidence given at the inquiry. At that moment in Japan, the last bit of his soul died. One doesn’t have to be a ‘wild conspiracy theorist’ to recognize that. He is a hollow man. Driven by greed pure and simple.

Blair has step by pre-determined step dissolved the division between the political state and the corporate state in Britain entirely. The British two party system is now the American one party system and his task is done.

There isn’t a corporate boardroom in the world that wouldn’t be honored to have his snout in their trough, following in the footsteps of Kissinger as the next generation of amoral robber barons.

Reply Johnny Punish
September 30, 2011 – 12:10 pm
Blair? Peace? Nah….who cares about that when you can rape and pillage without consequence. Bravo!

Reply Bink
September 30, 2011 – 1:55 pm
Good show Gord. Thanks for the link

Reply rgalton
September 30, 2011 – 1:56 pm
Bought and Paid For by Israel, just like his old friend Bill.

Reply 60sstreetpunk
September 30, 2011 – 3:02 pm
Good video- how can Palestinians get anywhere when Israeli settlers burn their olive groves and crops , and this is endless cycle. And how can Palestinians achieve anything when they deal with impassive, abrasive Israelis. Blair shows up and Israel does nothing (as expected). As Palestinian expert pointed out: when Palestinians get businesses going all can be destroyed in one day by Israeli cruelty in the forms of destruction by the usual- bombs, bullets,etc. Follow the money. Is there any real law in this area for people who are not Israeli??

Reply Skulz Fontaine
September 30, 2011 – 3:09 pm
So, being a war criminal and a smarmy parasite turns out is highly profitable? Justice on this Island Earth is dead.

Reply adeUK
October 1, 2011 – 1:38 am
Youtube blocked due to copyright blah blah

Viewers in the UK will need to go here to view the show.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/4od

Reply adeUK
October 1, 2011 – 1:49 am
Never has a quotation been more appropriate.

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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dirt
October 1, 2011 – 10:04 pm
Cicero, always top 3 last meal guest.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/09/30/the-wonderful-world-of-tony-blair/

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