Collaborate with dictators, Dutch government party advocates


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9 November 2014

Tony Blair ‘signed secret contract with Saudi oil firm promising him £41,000 a month and a slice of any deals he helped broker’

Tony Blair signed contract with PetroSaudi to promote it to Chinese leaders.

The firm, founded by a senior member of the Saudi royal family, proposed fees of £41,000 and a 2% commission on any successful deals he brokered.

In turn the Saudi oil firm was told it was not allowed to disclose Blair‘s role.

It is the first time a detailed contract by his office has been disclosed.

Revelations may bring fresh criticism to his role as Middle East peace envoy.

Blair‘s office maintains that work with that firm had ‘nothing to do with the Middle East’.

Tony Blair signed a secret contract with a Saudi oil firm, which promised him £41,000 a month and commission on deals he helped broker, it has been claimed.

The former prime minister signed the agreement with PetroSaudi – founded by a senior member of the Saudi royal family – in November 2010 in a deal that would promote the firm to Chinese leaders.

It proposed fees of £41,000 a month and a two per cent cut on any successful negotiations for Blair, while the firm was told it was prohibited from disclosing his role without consent.

The 21-page leaked document, obtained by The Sunday Times, is the first time a detailed contract agreed by his office – Tony Blair Associates – has been revealed.

The newspaper claims it is also the first piece of evidence of his work for a Middle Eastern oil firm.

Mr Blair‘s role as a Middle East Peace Envoy is to hammer out a ceasefire in times of conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.

But it is thought the revelations will give rise to fresh criticism of his role and his private interests.

PetroSaudi, which was jointly founded by Saudi businessman Tarek Obaid and a son of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah – Prince Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud, has projects in Tunisia, Ghana and Indonesia.

A senior PetroSaudi source told the Sunday newspaper: ‘[Blair] has got deep ties to the Middle East and that is how we got to know him.

‘It was a confidential engagement to help us develop business in China.’

The report stated that TBA would help find potential sources of new investment and Blair would have to personally make introductions to contacts, including senior political leaders.

A former ambassador to Libya, Oliver Miles, has called for the former Labour Party leader to be removed from his current post in the Middle East – where his office is based in Jerusalem.

‘The fact this was kept a secret, or was intended to be kept a secret, was a mistake,’ he told the Sunday Times.

George W Bush’s and Tony Blair’s Iraq war was supposedly about bringing democracy to Iraq, which would then supposedly inspire democracy elsewhere in the Middle East.

Bush and Blair did not bring democracy to Iraq. They brought over a million dead, four million refugees, sectarianism, more torture than ever, less women’s rights than ever, etc. And, finally: ISIS.

After getting lots of money from various dictators, Field Marshal Sisi in Egypt and many others, Tony Blair has now openly dropped his fig leaf of being supposedly pro-democracy.

In the Netherlands, another politician, like Blair, today has openly dropped his fig leaf of being supposedly pro-democracy.

That politician is Halbe Zijlstra; chairman of the parliamentary caucus of the biggest of the two parties in the Dutch government coalition, the VVD. A party, recently in the news because of many corruption scandals.

The acronym VVD stands, translated, for People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy. Sounds good. The party claims to be ‘liberal’.

However, in practice, the VVD does not stand for freedom, but for massive spying on people, making a mockery of civil liberties. Rather different from early twentieth century Dutch liberal politicians.

Today, Mr Zijlstra has made clear that, like Tony Blair, he does not stand for democracy. In an interview, he said the Dutch government should collaborate with dictators, as long as these dictators ‘do not harm the economic and security interests of the Netherlands directly’.

Harry van Bommel of the Dutch Socialist Party reacted to this, saying that the VVD wants to turn the clock back to the days of Dutch colonial rule.

7 thoughts on “Collaborate with dictators, Dutch government party advocates

  1. Veel kritiek op asielplan VVD

    De VVD wil de stroom asielzoekers naar de EU indammen. Vluchtelingen moeten in de regio worden opgevangen.

    Van andere politieke partijen kwam zondagavond meteen scherpe kritiek op het plan. Alleen PVV-leider Geert Wilders noemt het voorstel van de VVD „geweldig”.

    Volgens Tweede Kamerlid Malik Azmani, dat zondag met het plan naar buiten kwam, is het nu „niet te voorkomen dat ook terroristen hun weg naar Europa weten te vinden”. Azmani wil in principe alleen Europese vluchtelingen asiel bieden in Europa. Azmani: „Door in de regio voldoende veilige opvang te creëren, maken we asielaanvragen in Europa overbodig”.

    De huidige aanpak noemt de VVD’er onhoudbaar en een groot risico voor de veiligheid. „De terreur van IS” jaagt mensen in de handen van de smokkelaars. Omdat die daar grof aan verdienen wordt zo bijgedragen aan de financiering van de gewapende strijd tegen het westen, meent Azmani. „We weten niet wie we binnenhalen: een echte vluchteling, een gelukszoeker of een terrorist.”

    Wilders reageerde meteen: „Hopelijk geen loze belofte. Ik stel voor snel de PvdA lozen en met ons uitvoeren!” PvdA, D66, GroenLinks, ChristenUnie en de groep Bontes/Van Klaveren daarentegen waren kritisch in hun eerste reacties.

    „De VVD gaat met dit voorstel nu echt op de PVV-tour”, aldus Kamerlid Linda Voortman van GroenLinks. „Ik raad de VVD aan eens te gaan kijken in de vluchtelingenkampen langs de Syrische grenzen. Bovendien is dit voorstel in strijd is met internationale afspraken.” Dat laatste vindt ook oud-Kamervoorzitter Frans Weisglas (VVD). Hij twittert: „Sluiten van de grens voor asielzoekers is in strijd met internationale verdragen. Plan VVD dus onuitvoerbaar. En humanitair onwenselijk.”

    Sander Terphuis, PvdA-lid dat zich tegen het strafbaar stellen van illegaliteit keerde, liet op Twitter ook meteen van zich horen. „VVD weet al te goed dat hun plan volstrekt onrealistisch is. Vraag is dus welk spelletje speelt de VVD.”

    Volgens VluchtelingenWerk wordt van de Syrische vluchtelingen bijvoorbeeld al 97 procent opgevangen in de regio, zoals Jordanië, Libanon en Turkije. De rest komt naar Europa. „En dat kleine aantal mensen moeten we bescherming blijven bieden. Als je de grenzen nu dichtdoet, dan gaan ze juist nóg meer moeite doen om hier te komen, nemen ze nóg meer risico’s, en rekenen mensensmokkelaars nóg hogere prijzen.”

    Bron: Reformatorisch Dagblad 23-03-2015

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