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Tony Blair’s Role In Colonel Gaddafi’s Downfall, By Cherie Blair

by | 2nd, March 2011

CHERIE Blair, wife of Colonel Gaddafi glad-hander Tony Blair, was been on ITV’s This Morning show telling us how awful the Libyan despot is. She goes on to say that she does not want to meddle and tell the Prime Minister what to do.

This is the same Cherie Blair who said she can sympathise with Palestinian, jihadis and Islamist suicide bombers who attack Israel. (She made her thoughts known after 19 people, including schoolchildren, had been murdered by a bomber on a Jerusalem bus.)

In the video below you  can hear her talking about strengthening Africa’s legal systems.

And, yes, she is the wife of Tony Blair, whom Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Colonel Gaddafi’s poltroon of a son, says is a “personal family friend” of the Libyan leader.

Saif, speaking in his private suite in Mayfair’s five star Connaught Hotel, said:

“Tony Blair has an excellent relationship with my father. For us, he is a personal family friend. I first met him around four years ago at Number 10. Since then I’ve met him several times in Libya where he stays with my father. He has come to Libya many, many times.

“He’s adviser to the LIA, the Libyan Investment Authority. He has some consultancy role. Many people are unhappy with him [Blair] because of Iraq. It’s much easier to deal with the LIA than the Middle East. Tony Blair has the right to earn money…”

Last night, Mr Blair’s spokesman said:

“Tony Blair does not have any role, either formal or informal, paid or unpaid, with the Libyan Investment Authority or the government of Lybia. He has no commercial relationship with any Libyan companies or any Libyan projects in Africa.”

What else?

Since becoming a part-time Middle East peace envoy on leaving office in 2007, Mr Blair has exploited his contacts to amass a personal fortune in excess of £20million. He has a lucrative contract to advise JP Morgan, which pays him £2million a year. Part of his job for them is to develop banking opportunities in Libya. It is understood that British firms Mr Blair is linked to are also being given contracts to tap Libya’s massive natural resources, and to help rebuild the country’s outdated infrastructure.

Still, if Tony says he has nothing to diw ith Libya, then should believe him. It”s not like he has a reputation for being a liar, is it.

Meanwhile, Abdelbaset Ali Al Megrahi, the man jailed for murdering 270 people in a flight over Lockerbie and released on compassionate grounds, remains alive in Libya – although if Gaddafi goes, he may soon be craving the security of his Scottish cell.

Who now speaks for the 270?

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