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In these troubled times, a ‘feel good’ story like this is most welcome, especially when it features Tony Blair.
This cocktail barman deserves a Nobel Peace Prize, but only after a round of drinks — on us…
BARMAN GARCIA: “I had been waiting for the opportunity.”
Twiggy Garcia (photo, above), a barman at London’s Tramshed Steak House, interrupted the ex-PM Blair during his meal and asked him to come down to the local police station to answer to accusations of international war crimes. The citizen’s arrest was made, but Blair refused to go to the police station. Rather predictably, the highly unpopular spineless politician proceeded to do what he does best – to slither his way out of discussing the issue directly, while pressing the panic button for his private security to come bail him out of a nervous situation.
It was a bold move by the young barman. Knowing his employer might be in hot water, and that he’d probably be asked to resign, barman Garcia quit his job that night. Impressive, to say the least.
WHY HE’S HATED BY MILLIONS: Tony Blair is the Rothschild’s gopher, but he’s also a known war criminal who has been allowed to roam freely in and out of Europe. What’s clear is that Blair considers himself above the law, and shows no remorse over playing the key role in condemning hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis to death. Many believe that this self-serving money grubber who takes millions from JP Morgan bank, as well as holding down a do-nothing diplomatic position as a “peace envoy” to the Middle East (imagine that), should not be allowed to enjoy a meal in public without being descended upon by vigilant citizens who seek answers for Blair’s intentional deception of the British public in the run-up to the Iraq War in 2002-2003.
Who knows what other crimes Tony Blair has been involved in over the years – one can only imagine…
BLAIR’S FAVOURITE DINING HAUNT: Tramshed in London features a dead cow encased in glass for wealthy punters to gush over during dinner.
What began as an ordinary Friday night for a barman at an upscale London steakhouse ended on a more dramatic note after former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair entered the establishment.
Twiggy Garcia, a barman at London’s trendy Tramshed, apparently thinks about much more than just mixing cocktails.
Ever since visiting a website devoted to arresting Blair, Garcia said he has “fantasized” about making a citizen’s arrest against the former premier for “crimes against peace” in Iraq.
“I had been waiting for the opportunity after seeing the website arrestblair.org, and it just so happened we were in the same place at the same time,” Garcia explained to the Independent, a British daily. “I believe Blair is responsible for the mass murder of Iraqi civilians after taking our country into an illegal war.”
The website offers a reward of 8,500 pounds to anyone who can “arrest” Blair.
Garcia explained how his “heart rate increased” when he learned of Blair’s “eerie presence” in the restaurant, before he saw his opportunity to arrest the former Labour leader.
“[Blair] was sitting at the head of a table upstairs with about eight other people eating dinner. I think he was out with his family and a few friends,” Garcia said. “I went over to him, put my hand on his shoulder and said, ‘Mr. Blair, this is a citizen’s arrest for a crime against peace, namely your decision to launch an unprovoked war against Iraq. I am inviting you to accompany me to a police station to answer the charge.’”
Blair, 60, who earned the nickname ‘Teflon Tony’ for his uncanny ability to deflect criticism, performed some verbal gymnastics on the bartender as he twisted the discussion to the situation in Syria, where a years-long civil war continues unabated.
Garcia said Blair “kept changing the subject and talking about Syria” before advising him, “I think you should be more concerned about Syria.”
“I didn’t expect him to start debating with me. I think he actually believed the lies that were coming out of his mouth.”
At this point, Garcia realized the debate was coming to an end when one of Blair’s sons “went to get the plain-clothes security from downstairs.”
“I decided to get out of there sharpish… I quit my job there and then,” Garcia explained.
A spokesman for the former PM told the Independent, “There is nothing to report here apart from the fact that Mr. Blair did offer to discuss the issue. That offer was declined and the individual walked off. Nothing else happened. Everyone is fine and they had a great time.”
Twiggy Garcia is the fifth person to have made an attempt to arrest Tony Blair, who is now serving as a Middle East peace envoy.
“It will keep people from forgetting he is a war criminal,” the bartender said, explaining his motivation to attempt a citizen’s arrest on the British statesman. “I hope one day he faces his charges in The Hague. People seem to think those laws only apply to Nazis and African warlords.”
Tony Blair continues to be hounded publicly by activists who say he is to blame for the hundreds of thousands of deaths caused by the war in Iraq, which is still suffering violence today following a nearly nine-year military operation begun by the US military in March 2003.
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