Friday, September 14, 2007

He’s not the Messiah – he’s a very naughty boy

According to reports, The Rt Hon Anthony Charles Lynton Blair QC is rapidly making his presence known throughout the world as a Middle East messiah envoy. He has met ‘almost everyone who matters’ in the Israeli political and military establishment, the West Bank administration, and in the UN. He is due to report his findings next month to the interested ‘Quartet’ of the US, the EU, Russia and the UN, to be followed by Middle East Peace Conference No. 185b in November.

Interestingly, for a man previously obsessed with the limelight, he has become a back-room operative. There are no cameras heralding his coming, and no interviews to impart his gospel. He is not eclipsing the majesty of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and neither have rumours of his salvific mission provoked Mr Abbas to issue an edict to slaughter the innocents. He is simply listening and talking, considering and planning how to lay the foundations of a modern, democratic Palestinian state, and simultaneously bequeath to Israel the secure borders for which it longs.

Will he do it? Well, Cranmer has a hunch that he will. He achieved in Northern Ireland what had been deemed a religio-political impossibility, and today The Rt Hon Ian RK Paisley is governing the Province with an unrepentant terrorist at his side. It would be churlish not to put this down in very large part to the conviction, sincerity, charisma, and considerable political skill of Mr Blair.

Having failed to become a pop star, having failed to remould the United Kingdom in his image, having failed to reform the European Union, having failed to take Britain into the Euro, having failed to convince people of the righteousness of his foray into Iraq, having failed to heal Africa, and having failed to halt the apocalypse of global warming, Anthony Blair is a messiah in search of a mission. Middle East peace is a tough one, but he ‘strongly believes that is achievable, not least because Mr Olmert and Mr Abbas – each under acute domestic pressure – have nothing to lose by agreeing a joint declaration and showing a willingness to reach a final deal’.

He is an eternal optimist – self-delusional, puffed up with pride, inflated with a sense of his own immortality, infused with self and vain conceit and a vocation that he believes to be divinely ordained. If anyone can do it, he can. It would be the perfect political precursor to his becoming Europe’s first emperor in half a millennium, and his coming was heralded by Paul-Henri Spaak, a founding father of what is fast becoming the United States of Europe. He declared:

"We do not want another committee. We have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all people, and to lift us out of the economic morass in which we are sinking. Send us such a man and, be he god or the devil, we will receive him."

Sufficient stature he shall have, and he shall hold the allegiance of all people, and he shall lift them out of their economic morass, and he shall save them from terrorism, turmoil, and war. He shall usher in an age of peace and prosperity…

Sorry, Cranmer thought he was having a prophetic vision. But you get the picture.

23 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israel needs a 'pressure valve' outlet for the Gaza cooker, ie. an attractive emigration route into the EU for the Palestinians. St Tone will lead them across the hills and into Turkey and then onward to the promised land.

Two state, chmoo state - it ain't going to happen!

14 September 2007 at 09:39  
Blogger Straight Mike - tells it as it is said...

Daniel Chptr 8:
23And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

24And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

25And through his policy also he shall cause CRAFT to prosper in his hand; and he shall MAGNIFY HIMSELF in his heart, AND BY PEACE HE SHALL DESTROY MANY: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

14 September 2007 at 09:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And was it not St Tone who delivered freedom to the Gazinians when he negotiated with the Israelites before joining with the bush of fire to depose the evil ruler of Iraq, the enemy of the Israelites?

But when the Israelites realised that the ruler of Iraq had been easily deposed, did they not try to welch on the deal? Under pressure from the bush of fire they did then acquiesce and so it was that St Tone did render service unto the Gazinians.

14 September 2007 at 10:01  
Anonymous CCTV said...

The Rev I K Paisley has stepped down from his Free Presbyterian Church so he can spend more time with his domesticated terrorist deputy in Stormont


Blair is a diversion....the real Middle East story is the emergence of Kurdistan and the liberation struggle in Northwest Iran.....there will be marches of left-wing rentamob demanding Kurdistan be admitted to the UN and join the British Commonwealth

14 September 2007 at 10:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see you on form Cranmer.

I would "vision" that Tone will disappear up his rear orifice sooner rather than later, so with just a little patience on everyones behalf...

14 September 2007 at 10:59  
Blogger C4' said...

Blair should be burnt at the stake.

14 September 2007 at 11:17  
Anonymous Sir HM said...

Anonymous said...

" Israel needs a 'pressure valve' outlet for the Gaza cooker, ie. an attractive emigration route into the EU for the Palestinians. St Tone will lead them across the hills and into Turkey and then onward to the promised land. "

Perhaps it would be better if they just controlled their breeding? I saw a film a couple of months back where a Gaza man proudly boasted he had 53 children.

Anonymous also said...

" I would "vision" that Tone will disappear up his rear orifice sooner rather than later, so with just a little patience on everyones behalf... "

More likely than not.

14 September 2007 at 11:28  
Anonymous Vlad said...

c4

I've got a better idea ...

My 'better ideas' are always the same idea actually. But it is a good one.

14 September 2007 at 11:31  
Anonymous Dr Mabuse said...

Perhaps it would be better if they just controlled their breeding? I saw a film a couple of months back where a Gaza man proudly boasted he had 53 children.

How can they if the EU and USA throw so much money at them ? 50% GDP is aid. The highest per capita welfare aid in the history of the world.

Turkey alone gives more aid than the entire OPEC states....but the top national donor is USa and the top donor overall is the EU.

The EU runs Gaza as a baby factory - only Kosovo has a birthrate anywhere near Gaza

14 September 2007 at 11:47  
Blogger Peter Kirk said...

It's not half a millennium since Europe had an emperor. Surely Your Grace will remember that it was the daughter-in-law of an emperor, Charles V, who made things hot for you in 1556. Napoleon built himself an empire and called himself emperor. The German Kaisers tried to do the same. It is perhaps by the grace of God that Britain never became part of any of these empires, but much of Europe did for a time. Whether Blair will make a worthy successor remains to be seen!

Meanwhile "Tony Blair Antichrist" remains one of the most popular Google searches for my blog after I commented here on one of your previous posts about Blair.

14 September 2007 at 11:53  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr Peter Kirk,

Attributing to oneself the title emperor does not make one emperor.

Mr C4

His Grace would not wish that fate upon his worst enemy.

14 September 2007 at 12:03  
Blogger Manfarang said...

The NI Troubles (bad enough as they were/are?)were like a sunday school tea party compared to the Middle East.Blair is on a very limited mandate so don't hold your breath.

14 September 2007 at 12:11  
Blogger El Draque said...

Let's not lose sight of the people caught up in this ongoing tragedy.
I travelled in the area in 1974, visiting Gaza (to go to the beach!) and went by local bus to Hebron. the atmosphere was friendly, not intimidating. The populations on either side of the border were so different from each other that a two-state solution was obviously a probable outcome.
It was at that time that Gush Eminim began its settlement on West Bank land, a policy that the great man, Ben-Gurion, opposed because it would prevent a state emerging (which was part of the reason for them doing it, of course).
Historical snippet - Gaza was never made part of Israel in 1949 because Ben-Gurion believed the Arab state that the UN wanted to set up would not be viable unless it had a sea-port.
Maybe Blair will fail, like others before him. Possibly he might succeed, and one must hope so for the people involved. But first both sides have to want it.

14 September 2007 at 13:40  
Anonymous 4micah said...

Good luck to Mr. Blair. Now that Arafat's gone, there are some opportunities, even with the situation in Gaza. Blair should wait for Olmert to leave before he tries to coordinate any agreements.

14 September 2007 at 16:23  
Anonymous Alexander Fear said...

Looks like Straight Mike beat me to comment, but the theory was/is already out there.

http://tinyurl.com/2twuv2

14 September 2007 at 16:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ian RK Paisley ignored a lifetime of principles (or rather what he said he believed) for the trappings of office. A failing 81 y/o man took heed of Blair QC, to embrace the peculiar notion that betraying his base to become a cheesy "First Minister"(not Prime Minister)handcuffed to enemies of the British state would make a great last hurrah.

I have a hunch that the humiliated soon-to-be ex-moderator of the church he created wishes he had never heard of the new "messiah".

14 September 2007 at 17:17  
Blogger Little Black Sambo said...

Peter Kirk said,"It is perhaps by the grace of God that Britain never became part of any of these empires".
Well, we are becoming it now.

14 September 2007 at 17:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blair a QC? Is His Grace sure?

14 September 2007 at 21:51  
Anonymous Fred said...

Little Black Sambo said...
Peter Kirk said, "It is perhaps by the grace of God that Britain never became part of any of these empires".
Well, we are becoming it now.


I wonder if that means that God has become fed up with the way that the UK has departed from His Word, and deems some punishment to be in order, just like he let the Israelites be captured and exiled?

15 September 2007 at 08:28  
Anonymous CCTV said...

Blair a QC? Is His Grace sure?

I am sure he is not......

15 September 2007 at 11:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS IS FROM DAVID LONSDALE, STILL TRYING TO FIND HIS PASSWORD

First of all, may I agree with Fred, above, regarding the way the Almighty God has allowed our nation to follow the way of Israel into captivity. We were the mightiest nation in the World around the turn of the 19th century. We will soon be a vassal state of the EU unless we cry out to God to deliver us.

2 Chronicles 7:14 is the answer:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Repentance needs to begin with an apostate Church leadership which questioned the truth of scripture. You can trace the nations decline to their apostacy.

As for an accommodation between Israel and the Palestinians, it will not happen. The seeds of the conflict began in the conflict between Isaac and Ishmael. Their descendants have been at war ever since. Tony Blair will not bring a solution to this conflict and neither will anyone else.
If a two state solution were to be created, the Arabs worldwide would still want to see Israel wiped off the map and every Jew killed.
Since it was God who returned the Israelites to their promised homeland, we should take God's side and support them in their land.

15 September 2007 at 14:08  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Repentance needs to begin with an apostate Church leadership which questioned the truth of scripture.

Then I suppose Cardinal Newman put the canker in the apple...

15 September 2007 at 17:55  
Blogger Mission Impossible said...

Since it was God who returned the Israelites to their promised homeland, we should take God's side and support them in their land.

Over 80% of all Jews in Israel have no connection whatsoever to the Israelites. They are descendents of the Khazars, who lived north of the Caucasus up until about the 12th century AD. They are conversos to Judaism and are also the ethnic group most responsible for the 20th Century's chaos and slaughter in Europe.

Anony-mouse appears to be promulgating the myth of a Biblical passing of racial purity throughout the ages. [Koestler, p.236]

Judith Hertog was stunned when she moved from Holland to Israel, only to find the coveted "Jew" notation on her national identity card was not granted; rather, it was stamped "Dutch" because her mother was a Gentile. "Sometimes I catch myself trying to avoid talking about my mother's Jewishness, or lack of it," she laments, "as if I should be ashamed to have a feeling of belonging to the Jewish people without a Jewish mother [...] If it is not religion, what is it? Maybe just a crazy obsession, carried on through generations?" [Hertog, J. p.54]

We Christians have no obligation whatsoever to devote our lives and energy to bringing about those obscure prophecies contained in the Tanakh (or Talmud). Quite frankly, we have far more important duties and obligations. Our book is the New Testament and our philosophies derived from the writings of St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas.

In which case, I can agree with:

Repentance needs to begin with an apostate Church leadership which questioned the truth of [our Christian] scriptures. You can trace the nations' decline to their apostacy.

16 September 2007 at 08:36  

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