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Where is Tony Blair, he seems to be avoiding any peace negociations in the middle east but why?
It now seems that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was heading to the region for a week of talks with leaders in Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Syria aimed at ending the bloodshed. Even the French president has been as well as other important figures, but Blair is supposed to have been appointed the un envoy or was he sacked for incompetance
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siasl74 answers:

I heard his name mentioned on the news once yesterday - other than that, he seems to be in hiding.

As usual, he's a complete waste of space


Supplement from 01/13/2009 12:59pm:

It would appear that today he is busy picking up an award at the White House:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gF5jg8hQdZPBNncSvrP9rg69Z...


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seacommander answers:

Could the answer be in this recent interview with Gavin Esler where Blair would seem to be taking sides rather than acting as an honest broker between the two sides. He would seem to have made up his mind who is at fault.

'Well, tonight, in an extensive interview with Gavin Esler on BBC2’s ‘Newsnight’, Blair confirmed my worst suspicions. Commenting on the current Gazan situation, the former Prime Minister made not one word of criticism, let alone condemnation, of the bloody Israeli assault on Gaza. He parroted the line out of Tel Aviv that all the blame should be placed on Hamas’s shoulders...'

http://jonathanfryer.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/tony-blair-is-a-disaster-as-middle...


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wumpus answers:

Blair was appointed special envoy by (mainly) the US.

The US support Israel. And it's the US who are paying Tony's salary.

Of course he's not going to say anything to upset his paymasters - one thing we really do know about Tony Blair is that he knows which side his bread is buttered.


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