Tony Blair to be sacked as Middle East peace envoy for having 'no
US official says all sides regarded Tony Blair as a joke as peace envoy -
everyone but Israel rolled their eyes when he was mentioned.
AS RUMOURS of him stepping down as Middle East peace envoy build, insiders
claim Tony Blair has “no credibility” and is considered a “standing joke” at
whom all sides “just rolled their eyes.”
Blair took on the role of envoy for the so-called Quartet in 2007 after
stepping down as UK prime minister.
The Quartet is a peace process-oriented bloc composed of Russia, the United
Nations, the United States and the European Union.
It was formed in 2002 to address escalating conflicts in the Middle East.
Speaking on Blair's record in the role, a former US official told The
Telegraph that the former PM was widely held to be “a standing joke.”
“Frankly all sides just rolled their eyes at the mention of his name.” He
showed up, but was not effective. Honestly, when the Kerry negotiations were
going on, it was like he’d wait until Kerry was going to be in the region and
show up at the same time and then do press releases. It was sort of unseemly.
Of course people met with him – he’s the former British prime minister and head
of the Quartet – but beyond the media, there’s was really nothing much doing.”
The ongoing fallout
from the 2003 Iraq War – widely held to have contributed to
subsequent civil war and the rise of Islamic State – and Blair’s alleged
dalliance with a variety of authoritarian regimes have earned him considerable
He has been castigated
by human rights activists for advising Kazakh President Nursultan
Nazarban on how to manage criticism sustained in the wake of the 2011 massacre
of up to 100 striking oil workers in Zhanaozen.
More recently, his closeness
to the military-backed regime of Egypt's Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has
also been under the spotlight.
In November 2014, staff at global charity Save the Children were enraged
when Blair was awarded the organization’s Global Legacy Award.
Two hundred of them signed a letter condemning
the award as “morally reprehensible.”
In March, Justin Forsyth, CEO of Save the Children, said he was “very sorry”
to staff and members of the public who were offended by the decision, branding
the issue an “unnecessary distraction.”
Forsyth, a former aide to Blair, told the BBC’s Today program: “I know that
many of our supporters and volunteers were very upset and our staff, several of
our staff too, and I'm very sorry for that.”
Not everyone was critical of Blair's performance as envoy.
US President Barack Obama’s administration has said Blair is a “valued
partner in trying to bring peace to the Middle East.”
One official involved in the peace process conceded: “The Israelis didn’t
mind him, because he was heavily
tilted toward them, but the Palestinians
couldn’t stand him and most of the rest of the peace-making
community and other groups included, just rolled their eyes.”
Mr Blair has been under fire for some time, with three former British
ambassadors last year backing a campaign
for him to be sacked and accusing him of trying to “absolve himself”
of responsibility for the crisis in Iraq.
Isn't it a joke of the century that the
Monarchy's Representative for Mid East is a first class thief a liar a traitor
of the country and a genocide criminal and another of the same Political Party
runs the country is a sex scandalous idiot with Mardoc trade mark Rebbeca as
his Confidential Mistress. What a Monarchy indeed that both the blue-eyed boys
of the top of the Monarchy AUTHORITIES are criminals.
Trying to AUGMENT and fight out the terrorists
being themselves the most dangerous criminals in the world forum with their
friend Israel's PM Netanyahu the ZIONIST veteran terrorist leader. A worldwide ill
reputed indicted reputed veteran assassin and a genocide criminal.
This Israel leader fucks his wife in air flight,
kills innocents’ human beings on ground, and is in the habit to show his penis
to the Leaders of the World Community of Nations.
All these three Musketeers possess almost the same
characteristics. The most conspicuous is they are habituated in speaking continuous lies.