Blair’s affection for compliant dictators, including Gaddafi, is his legacy
London, UK, May 29 2007 – On his flight to Libya, Prime Minister Tony Blair described Colonel Gadaffi as someone he gets on with "pretty well" and that "there is nothing I have ever agreed with him should be done that hasn't happened." The Libyan junta then announced that BP had won a £450 million gas-exploration deal and that it planned to buy British made missiles and air defence systems. Blair's close relationship and support for the one of the Muslim world's most brutal dictators couldn't be clearer.
Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "Blair boasted about his close relationship with the brutal dictator Gaddafi saying they spoke by telephone several times a year, were on first-name terms and got on ‘pretty well'. This is despite the Libyan junta being world famous for its systematic torture, oppression and murder of its own people including those calling for the re-establishment of Islamic governance (caliphate). "
"The announcement during his visit that BP had won a £450 million contract in Libya shows that western leaders continue their close relationships with brutal dictators in the Muslim world when it suits their interests, and will surely discard them when it suits their interests. No amount of rhetoric about supporting freedom, democracy and human rights will hide the fact that for Capitalist states, befriending tyrants and sacrificing the lives of innocents is all fair game when it comes to gaining access to the world's resources."
"The return of the Islamic Khilafah (caliphate) system of government in the Muslim world will free the people from exploitation and oppression, abolish dictators and torture and resist the tyranny of global capitalism."