Skip to comments.G8 SUMMIT Blair accuses Iran, Syria of causing Middle East crisis
Posted on 07/15/2006 11:45:44 PM PDT by FairOpinion
SAINT PETERSBURG (AFX) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair for the first time accused Iran and Syria of causing the latest crisis in the Middle East.
Speaking after a bilateral meeting with US President George Bush, Blair said the two states wanted to 'inflate' tensions in the region.
'The fact is, there are those in that region, notably Iran and Syria, who don't want this process of democratisation and peace and negotiations to succeed,' he said.
All week Blair has been refusing to get into what he calls the 'blame game' while Bush has been openly critical of the links between Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and Syrian and Iran.
But following his meeting with Bush as part of the G8 leaders' summit here, his line hardened considerably.
In return, Bush made a small concession, saying that while Israel 'every right to defend itself' against attack it should be 'mindful of the consequences.'
Bush said the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah 'started this'.
'One of the interesting things about this recent flare-up is that it helps clarify a root cause of instability in the Middle East and that's Hezbollah, Hezbollah's relationship with Syria, Hezbollah's relationship with Iran and Syria's relationship with Iran.'
'Therefore in order to solve this problem it's really important for the world to address the root cause.'
'Remember Hezbollah started this by capturing two Israeli soldiers and firing rockets into Israel.'
The two men met against a backdrop of more Israeli attacks against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon in retaliation for the kidnap of of three of its soldiers and rockets being fired into the Jewish state.
He is our best friend in the War on Terror.
Thank God there are a few leaders who are real men in this world.
Let us see how many speak up for Israel at the G8, and let us see how many cower in fear of the Islamic Cults.
High marks to Tony Blair for showing leadership and guts.
I can't say the same for Chirac (if you haven't already read Amir Taheri's "Why Paris is Burning?" - I recommend it).
Also, one of the better things PM Blair did was to demote Jack Straw (In Iran, apparently, he is/was referred to as Ayatollah Straw).
I guess the pope has decided to condemn Israel. Why isn't he condemning Hizbollah?
Here they both are at the G8 Conference. For more images click here
Interesting stand by Blair ping!
That image of the rider on a white horse is an interesting choice. Forgive me, I don't own TV so this is the first time I've seen it.
Tony Blair is a strong and wise leader. The world will miss him greatly when he retires in a year.
Thank you for sharing your prediction with me! God bless you!
It's about time Europe starts viewing syria and especially iran for what they are: terrorists states aligned against western civilization. Click here on globalsecurity.org for a quick read on how iran has deployed it's Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps throughout the middle east and africa.
Infiltrated countries include Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates; through Hezbollah in Lebanon, Iraq and Kurdistan, Jordan and Palestine; through the Islamic Jihad in Egypt, Turkey, Chechnya and in Caucasia.
Unfortunately he seems to be the only one.
Everybody knows about AlQueda, now that it is about dead. How many Americans know about Hizbollah?
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