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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tony Blair: The Politics of Failure Have Failed, We Must Make Them Work Again

Why do birds suddenly appear

Every time you are near?

Just like me, they long to be

Close to you




Meet Tony Blair, former Prime Minister, current envoy smiling derangedly at Olmert and holding hands with him. Tony can solve all of our problems by cheerfully telling us it's all in our heads and we really need to have faith.

Middle East envoy Tony Blair on Sunday urged Israel to make a "psychological shift" from indifference and skepticism about the prospects of progress with the Palestinians to an active determination to "make it happen on the right terms."

What exactly is a psychological shift? Some sort of mental nightgown? A psychosomatic robe?

Being skeptical about the prospects of a negotiated peace with Palestinian terrorists isn't a psychological block. It's simply common sense and a matter of learning from history. If anyone has a psychological problem, it's anyone who insists that we shouldn't be skeptical about the prospects of peace.

He said Israel, which turns 60 in May, would "absolutely" still be here in another 60 years, but that "to guarantee its long-term security I believe it needs a viable Palestinian state."
So now we've got to make a Palestinian state now in order to get long term security for a 100 or 200 years from now? By and by we'll all be eating pie in the cafes of Ramallah. The reasoning here seems to be that Israel should disregard its security for the next 60 years because Tony Blair assures us we aren't going anywhere in that time, and as a former Prime Minister of another country he's entirely capable of making that hollow assurance, to get really really long term security. Like maybe for the next 1000 years. Bollocks, as his countrymen say.

Blair told The Jerusalem Post, then "the psychological shift that has to happen in the Israeli thinking is to move from saying, 'Well, if it happens, it happens, but frankly I'm skeptical about the whole thing,' to saying, 'Okay, I'm going to try and make it happen.'"
All-right then, I'm pretty certain that I can't flap my wings and fly, I've been frankly skeptical about the whole thing, but Okay, I'm going to jump off a building and try to make it happen. It's the psychological shift thing which allows me to ignore such irrelevant things as gravity and common sense and the long history of what happens when people jump off buildings. Wish me luck.
It was "not impossible" for the Palestinians to transform themselves into the kind of "stable partner for Israel" that Jordan constitutes, he said
Let's have some percentage odds on it, are we talking "not impossible" relative to say the sun exploding next week or "not impossible" relative to the New York Mets winning next year's world series?
All I say to Israelis," he went on, "is, well, put it to the test... What is the alternative?" Blair said
The alternative? Let's see sanity? Recognizing the futility of repeating an action over and over again and expecting different consequences? Tony Blair sounds like the teenager wheedling you, "Come on guys, let's do it, what's the worst that could happen?"

Look around Israel? Hamas is running Gaza and Israeli towns are being shelled from inside Israel's borders. Tens of thousands of armed terrorists are operating inside Israel. Awww but come on guys, it'll be fun. You surrender more stuff to them and they'll promise to be nice to you this time.

Nonetheless, he went on, "the danger in this situation, if I can be very blunt about it, is that you say 'There have been 60 years of failure of negotiation and therefore it's always going to fail,' whereas actually sometimes things aren't like that.
The politics of failure have failed. We must make them work again.

Stop assuming that 60 years of failure means anything. Stop learning from history. Do a psychological shift, put on a mental nightgown and Tony Blair's rosy lenses and go in there and concede some more!

And to be fair to this Palestinian leadership, as I keep emphasizing, they're living with the legacy of a certain type of politics and you don't escape from that immediately."
So shouldn't we wait until they escape that "certain type of politics" (BOOM) until we negotiate with them?
In my view the Palestinians are prepared to be realistic, sensible and focused in agreeing those terms in the final status negotiations."
Yes, they realistically expect Israel to give them territory which they will sensibly use to keep attacking Israel in a very focused way.


8 comments:

Lemon said...

Just as England needs a viable Muslim state within it's borders or better yet, a viable United Ireland complete with Northern Ireland :), or a return of the true monarchy to Scotland.. up the Stewarts!!
It's those cheap blue suits.
Oh man there is nothing worse than old guys in cheap badly fitting shiny blue suits. do they dress themselves in the dark or what?
Olmert needs a chia pet for the top of that bald dome of his.
He could just water the seeds and let it grow, cover up some of the obnoxious bone acreage. And that nose!!! Hasn't that man heard of rhinoplasty?? That thing is a disgrace to mankind. If I had a honker like that I would soon have that sucker fixed!
Tony just had too much botox I think. He is an actor/rock musician, I mean how serious can the guy be? He absolutely has to be fried from his years of rock music. He can barely string a sentence together without drooling on himself.
They look like two throwbacks.Troglodytes!
It would be fun to put Ex-lax in their food wouldn't it? Watch the old geisers run.
Old coots.
You know, on second thought it might be too little fiber holding things up in them both! A good dosing might free that log jam and let the old brains function yet again. You never know.

Keli Ata said...

"Psychological Shift" sounds more like a dance than an attitude adjustment. Is it similar to Let's Do the Time Warp Again from the Rocky Horror Picture Show? 'It's just a jump to the left...'
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Seriously though, what he's basically saying is that the very legitimate concerns Israelis have about their safety is all a matter of mental illness and deranged thinking. Can you imagine a politician saying that about Muslims and their fanatical of thinking about things?

And if Israel doesn't brainwash itself the Palestinians will surely destroy it and it won't be around for another 60 years. I think that's what Blair is implying. In other words, it's all Israel's fault.

Finally: "Prospect of Progress." That's so non-commital.It reminds me of kids that say they're engaged to be engaged. Yeah that's a really binding committment.

NOT.

najistani said...

Tony B. Liar is detested in England for his policy of vibrant multicultural enrichment which has encouraged millions of Muslims to settle in Britain and Europe giving rise to
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Vibrant rape gangs and pedophile rings reaching out to give multiple new new cultural diversity experiences to the women and children of the hideously unvibrant monocultural community.

- Architectural enrichment from vibrant MegaMosques dominating the skylines of ancient European cities

- Imaginatively enriched travel experiences which keep you wondering what exotic contents are in your diversified fellow passengers' luggage.

- Vibrant new ways of using surplus tax income by spending on 'inclusion' projects for jihad-crazed psychopaths.

- Improved efficiency in the vibrant heroin supply chain

- Increased employment diversity in the police force for investigators of mind-crimes.

- Doctors who save on health care costs by neglecting their unvibrant Kuffar patients.

- Low-cost demolition and disposal of outdated buildings and obsolete monocultural icons.

- Vibrant kuffar-free neighbourhoods

- Encouragement of unvibrant women and dancing slags to stay home at night.

- Demands for an inclusively diversified school curriculum, such as banning music, dance, drama, biology, swimming and lessons about any other religion but Islam. Also compulsory history lessons about the massive contribution that Islam has made to the development of Western civilisation.



.... If all this is cultural 'enrichment' then I wonder what cultural impoverishment would look like?

So remember, if you want any future for your children - MAKE EVERY WEEK ISLAMIC AWARENESS WEEK !!!

'The minarets are our bayonets, domes our helmets, the mosques are our barracks' - Muslim hymn

"I have been made victorious with terror" - Mohammed quoted by al-Bukhari Vol. 4, Bk 52, No. 220.

Anonymous said...

It seems not enough in England detest multiculturalism just as not enough in Israel or the USA detest it.

Keli Ata said...

Not to mention that fact that the destruction of Israel remains in the Hamas Charter. But yeah, trust them anyways, Blair says.

Ignore the double discourses Muslims give on western television and middle eastern television.

yobeeone said...

ROFL chia pet!!!! I don't think evil Omert would go for it. He doesn't want to be near anything smarter than him. :]

I contribute my own song. Dearest Blair, this one's for you:

"May the bird of paradise fly up your nose. May an elephant caress you with his toes. May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose. May the bird of paradise fly up your nose" (Thank you Little Jimmy Dickens)

(evil grin and yo slumps to the kitchen for more tea)

Keli Ata said...

Is it just me or do Olmert and Barrack Obama look like Prince Charles around the ears? Volkswagen Beetles with the doors open?

Punch bug. No punch bug back.

Yo, you bring out the silliness in me :) And being exhausted helps too lol.

Keli Ata said...

Sorry about that Sultan.

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