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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-05 09:04 PM
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23. early on.....
...when Bush was selected, allegedly an emissary was sent to Blair, telling him that the financial lords (those who hobnob with Saudis and the Royals) would ruin him and Britain if he did not cooperate fully with Bushco. He was threatened with ruin of Britain's economy. That was the backstory then.
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  -So why did Blair do it? funflower  May-05-05 06:35 PM   #0 
  - Because he is an immoral person who miscalculated the politics.  cestpaspossible   May-05-05 06:37 PM   #1 
  - Blair Isn't Immoral  atreides1   May-05-05 06:39 PM   #3 
     - well,  cestpaspossible   May-05-05 06:43 PM   #8 
        - I'm inclined to agree.  Donald Ian Rankin   May-06-05 04:10 AM   #32 
  - Perhaps he was told the same thing Congress was told to allow "war"  Peake   May-05-05 06:39 PM   #2 
  - My guess --  JDPriestly   May-05-05 06:40 PM   #4 
  - Had no choice. To stay out would have been to hand Bush Iraq  AP   May-05-05 06:40 PM   #5 
  - Interesting theory.... so why didn't France & Germany want in?  funflower   May-05-05 06:44 PM   #9 
  - I believe that Germany at least, tried to get construction bids in Iraq  Peake   May-05-05 06:50 PM   #11 
  - France is run by rightwingers -- they didn't need to participate.  AP   May-05-05 06:53 PM   #14 
  - Iraq owed France, Germany, and Russia huge sums of money,  johnaries   May-05-05 09:04 PM   #24 
  - Interesting take on it  cestpaspossible   May-05-05 06:44 PM   #10 
  - The way the British behave in Iraq is radically different from the US.  AP   May-05-05 06:55 PM   #15 
     - I agree that Bushco has used the UK and its troops like a tool.  cestpaspossible   May-05-05 11:21 PM   #26 
  - Ah noble Tony Blair, would that your altruistic motives were understood!  jpgray   May-05-05 07:41 PM   #18 
  - What was the lie?  AP   May-05-05 09:20 PM   #25 
     - That he hadn't decided on war until after the UN investigation  jpgray   May-06-05 12:28 AM   #28 
  - Well I haven't seen it demonstrated that GB is making money  kenny blankenship   May-06-05 07:24 PM   #36 
  - Simple.  bvar22   May-05-05 06:40 PM   #6 
  - No doubt he was shown something....  funflower   May-05-05 06:52 PM   #13 
  - In 2000 Iraq switched to selling it's oil in Euros. If all OPEC members  paula777   May-05-05 06:42 PM   #7 
  - I concur. Makes good sense to me.  BigBearJohn   May-05-05 06:52 PM   #12 
  - Bingo! Give that man a prize!  Atman   May-05-05 07:58 PM   #20 
  - Here's what I always thought. . . .  emulatorloo   May-05-05 07:00 PM   #16 
  - Me too !! He's looking for a BIG piece of pie.........n/t  stillcool47   May-05-05 07:29 PM   #17 
  - I wonder myself  FreedomAngel82   May-05-05 07:42 PM   #19 
  - solidarity....  pretzel4gore   May-05-05 07:58 PM   #21 
  - So, who's going to round up the offspring  funflower   May-06-05 02:15 AM   #30 
     - the freepers, the xians, the bullying thugs, have been had  pretzel4gore   May-06-05 06:06 PM   #34 
  - Blackmail  sweetheart   May-05-05 08:54 PM   #22 
  - early on.....  grasswire   May-05-05 09:04 PM   #23 
  - This makes sense to me.  funflower   May-06-05 02:19 AM   #31 
  - Jeff Gannon  Zynx   May-05-05 11:22 PM   #27 
  - So after reading the other theories...  ljm2002   May-06-05 12:30 AM   #29 
  - Partly it was Kosovo  RogueTrooper   May-06-05 05:36 AM   #33 
  - "The Secret Behind Blair's Wars"  Monkey see Monkey Do   May-06-05 06:26 PM   #35 
  - I think it is tosh  Benbow   May-08-05 04:29 PM   #38 
  - The UK Prime Minister's "Achilles heel"  Benbow   May-08-05 04:27 PM   #37 

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