Blair near miss

IssueJune 2008
News by Andrea D'Cruz

On 21 May, Tony “Bomber” Blair narrowly escaped being killed by an Israeli missile – an irony-laden fate for such a staunch supporter of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

The former prime minister – who spearheaded the illegal invasion of Iraq, only to become a Middle East “peace envoy” (an irony we were unfortunately not denied) – was en route to Israel when two Israeli aircraft threatened to shoot down his jet.

The pilots were under the misapprehension that the aircraft was staging a terrorist attack, when its innocent passenger's intention was, of course, only to bring peace to the Middle East.