EU united against Iran, yes even the French

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Tony Blair has come out strongly against the comments by Iran’s President that were a direct threat against a sovreign nation, Israel.

“I felt a real sense of revulsion at these remarks. Anyone in Europe, knowing our history, when we hear such statements made about Israel, it makes us feel very angry. It’s just completely wrong.”

” if they continue down this path people may be a real threat to world security”.

“If they carry on like this, the question people are going to be asking us is, ‘When are you going to do something about this,’ because you imagine a state like that with an attitude like that having a nuclear weapon.”

The last threat to World security is now sitting a Baghdad courtroom awaiting the inevitable death sentence he desperately deserves.

From the Guardian:

Earlier the 25 leaders of the European Union issued a joint statement rebuking Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s president, over his comment that Israel should be wiped off the map. Several countries including Britain, France, Russia, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands, called in Iranian diplomats to chastise them. The EU leaders said no country that claimed to be a responsible member of the international community should be urging the destruction of another state.

None however had the balls to endorse a call by Ariel Sharon, Israel’s prime minister, for Iran to be thrown out of the UN.

Even Chirac the French President, normally a toady to the wishes of Middle East countries has come out against Iran.

“I was profoundly shocked by the declaration of the Iranian president,” and that by his “irresponsible remarks” he risked his country being made a pariah.

And Kofi Annan utter as strong a condemnation as is possible from the tainted leader of the U.N.

“all member states that Israel is a long-standing member of the United Nations with the same rights and obligations as every other member.”

“under the United Nations Charter, all members have undertaken to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.”

Obviously Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hasn’t been paying attention to the fact that there are 140,000 battle hardened Co-alition forces right next door a couple of hours tank drive away, nor the fact that the Israeli’s bombed the shit out of Iraq’s nuclear capability long before it could be useful.

Finally, what does our illustrious Foreign Minister have to say on the matter?

“The Iranian President’s statement calling for Israel’s destruction is unhelpful and is inconsistent with international policy and efforts to effect progress on the Middle East Peace Process.”

Weak, very weak, Winston. Look what his counterpart had to say.

“I also trust that Mr Peters is not under pressure from his predecessor, Mr Goff, who, when visiting Israel, passed up a meeting with Prime Minister Sharon in favour of a photo opportunity holding hands with the late President Arafat,”

What about Helen Clark?

To be fair to Clark, she was probably waiting to see which way Tony B. jumped.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.