Ya' Gotta Love Tony Blair - He's PISSED at Iran
This does not seem to bode well for the west's future relations with this "other" Gulf country, and Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair was not amused. Not amused at all. According to the Herald Sun, he (PM Blair) said Iran was making a "very big mistake" if it thought the world would ignore such comments because it was distracted by other events.
Describing his "revulsion," and in terms reminiscent of the early build-up to the war on Iraq, a visibly angry Mr. Blair indicated that European countries would be holding talks with the US and other allies about a possible response.
"To anybody in Europe knowing our history, when we hear statements like that made about Israel it makes us feel very angry, it's just completely wrong," he said. "And it indicates and underlines, I am afraid, how much some of those places need reform themselves."Mr Blair made no direct reference to military action, which Britain had previously always insisted was not on the agenda - but made this fairly clear inference:
"Ask yourself: A state like that, with an attitude like that, having a nuclear weapon?" (You GO Tony!)Apparently even the United Nations is angry - but that is a backpage story at best (since there are never consequences from the U.N.)
Here are some other choice words from this new and impetuous Iranian president:
"The new wave of confrontations generated in Palestine and the growing turmoil in the Islamic world would in no time wipe Israel away."Okay so this guy is pretty new, and may have forgotten a few things: His country is named amongst the "Axis of Evil" by President Bush - who is in a real bad mood right now and STILL has the most powerful Navy in the world that doesn't have much else going on right now (and Iran is a coastal nation - hmmm?) - not to mention the world's most powerful Air Force (likewise available for some action). Note to Tehran: Don't piss around with Bush right now, mmmkay?
"(Israel's) disengagement from Gaza was a trick, meant to make Islamic states acknowledge the Zionist regime of Israel."
"Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury."