Thursday, September 14, 2006


Blair wrote in a pamphlet

It is certainly no secret that the majority of Europe's politicians remain angry at the US for further destabilising the Middle East through its aggressive, and increasingly deadly, 'War On Iraq' and giving its full backing to Israel in its brutal boming campaign across Lebanon.

But British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is now angrily trying to cajole Europeans MPs and PMs into forgiving the Bush Administration of its spectacular failures by blasting claims of "made anti-Americanism" at them, and warns of possible American isolationism.

"The danger is if (the US) decide to pull up the drawbridge and disengage. We need them involved,"
Blair wrote in a pamphlet released through a British think-tank yesterday.

"The strain of, frankly, anti-American feeling in parts of European politics is madness when set against the long-term interests of the world we believe in."

Blair's almost ceaseless backing of the actions of the United States in the Fourth World War has all but destroyed his political career, and forever tagged him as "Bush's poodle".

Like Bush, Blair has also seen his popularity plummet. Scandals over government mismanagement and allegations of sleaze have been piled onto relentless attacks on Blair over his neary uncritical stance on how the US is conducting itself in the war.

"The danger with America today is not that they are too much involved," Blair wrote.

"We want them engaged. The reality is that none of the problems that press in on us can be resolved or even contemplated without them."

"We need to construct an alliance of moderation that paints a future in which Muslim, Jew and Christian, Arab and Western, wealthy and developing nations can make progress in peace and harmony with each other."

Meanwhile, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, is talking up a looming "clash of civlisations" and said Europe and America must stand united against the looming reality of a nuclear Middle East. The potential was there, he said, for a "global catastrophe."

"A common Atlantic policy backed by moderate Arab states must become a top priority, no matter how pessimistic previous experience with such projects leaves one," Kissinger writes in the Washington Post.

"The debate sparked by the Iraq war over American rashness vs. European escapism is dwarfed by what the world now faces.

"Both sides of the Atlantic should put their best minds together on how to deal with the common danger of a wider war merging into a war of civilizations against the background of a
nuclear-armed Middle East."

Kissinger acknowledges that Israel failed in its main mission during the assault on Lebanon of smashing Hezbollah. That Israel could, and would do this, striking a decisive blow, was chief among the reasons why US Vice President, Dick Cheney, pushed for the stalling of a ceasefire.

"Hezbollah's next move is likely to be an attempt to dominate the Beirut government by intimidation and, using the prestige gained in the war, manipulating democratic procedures," Kissinger writes.

As he has done so many times in the past, Kissinger broke out his decades long dream of a united world order. The much derided and favoured topic of conspiracy theorists. The New World Order.

"We now know that we face the imperative of building a new world order or potential global catastrophe. It cannot be done alone by either side of the Atlantic. Is that realization sufficient to regenerate a common purpose?"