Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Journalist Attempts CItizen Arrest of War Criminal Blair; MailOnline Removes Comments

An article in the Dailymail describes how a journalist attempted to arrest Tony Blair for war crimes at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Though Tony Blair in the article is quoted as defending himself with "I think it's important for you guys as well to not always mistake the protest for the general view of the whole population," the comments on the internet version of the article heaped scorn on him and applauded the man for attempting to arrest him. The website removed the comments, but it can clearly be seen that 203 comments were at one time posted. ( Screenshot of bottom half of article below. Notice "203 comments" next to "No comments have thus far been submitted." Yeah right. )


The comments are is some of the warm support for the former Prime Minister in a screenshot below.

1 comment:

  1. Apparently Mr. Cronin is only the latest in a series of courageous individuals or exhibitionist publicity hounds (take your pick) who have responded to journalist George Monbiot's agit-prop invitation to arrest the duplicitous mealy mouthed weasel Blair for treason, genocide, misappropriation etc...Monbiot had the foresight to establish an increasingly well endowed fund for the defense of any and all who were possessed of the intestinal fortitude and the actual opportunity to get close enough to the skitterish poodle to lay hands on him.

    Needless to say, this has attracted enough of the legions of lunatic, aimless socialist, unemployed or otherwise disengaged and disaffected minions of the UK fringe to keep Monbiot's little project in the headlines. Other than providing some sensational scenes of guerilla theater, stuffing George's questionable slush fund,or providing much grist for the mills of online comment threads, I think that Blair has little to fear save some disquieting moments that possess the added benefit of attracting the righteous umbrage of his dwindling constituency.

    The horses are long out of the barn which itself burned down shortly thereafter. Where were these brave souls when the fickle tide of public opinion, as in 2003 at the onset of the Iraqi genocide, surged behind Blair's leadership rather than against him? Maybe, like so many of us here in the USA the courage of conviction is an expendable commodity which we can tailor to suit a more considerable need for recognition that panders to personal vanity, and especially that entails no great risk to our much prized person.