Houston, We have a problem….It is obvious that the real Tony Blair has been kidnapped and the guy living at #10 Downing St is a plant..maybe from the NY Times. First yesterday’s surprise announcement that he’s reducing forces in Iraq because the job in the south is done (Hey Tony how bout giving us a hand in Bagdad?
Today he praises Abbas’ commitment to peace. As we used to say in Brooklyn, “HEY TONY, WHADAHECK U TINKING?” OVER 100 Rockets–most from his Fatah organization. Suicide Bombings ! Public speeches calling for Killing of Israelis. Abbas’ Commitment to Peace? “JOO LOSE YUR MABALLS OR SOMTIN? FUGGEDDABOUTIT!!! “
Blair praises Abbas’s commitment to Mideast peaceAssociated Press, THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 21, 2007British Prime Minister Tony Blair met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday and praised him for being committed to peace in the Middle East. At a news conference after their meeting, Blair said the overall goal of long-stalled international talks was to ensure a secure Israel and an independent, sovereign and viable state of Palestine.
“Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of negotiation and talking over the formation of the national unity government. And it’s important, as I said to President Abbas, that that conforms to the principals laid down” by the so-called Quartet of Middle East peacemakers, Blair said. Blair predicted a difficult time in future negotiations, “but I have no doubt that the president is sincerely and completely committed to this,” Blair said. “I would like to pay tribute to the president’s vigor and determination in moving this forward.”
Abbas said the Palestinians were committed to rejecting violence, to international law and to meeting all agreements reached previously with Israel. “We are really concerned about getting the kind of peace that is based on a two-state solution – Israel and Palestine – which live in security and peace side by side,” Abbas said. Blair spoke earlier Wednesday by telephone with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a spokesman at Downing St. said, without providing any details. Before his meeting with Abbas, Blair told the House of Commons on Wednesday that bringing democracy and justice to the Middle East was the best way to guarantee the future security of the West.
He told the British lawmakers he planned to tell Abbas there was a “total determination to use the new opportunity to create the chance for peace.” Blair said that establishing a proper Palestinian state was essential “for the sake of Israel as well as for all we want to achieve in the Middle East.” A meeting of the Quartet peacemakers also was taking place in Berlin on Wednesday. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was briefing the other Quartet members – the European Union, the United Nations and Russia – on the results of her three-way summit Monday with Abbas and Olmert. Monday’s talks ended with no new agreements beyond a pledge to keep talking.