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Tony Blair Phones Gaddafi

Britain’s former prime minister made two unannounced calls to Colonel Gaddafi on Friday and asked him to stop killing protesters rising up against the regime.

Libya’s leader has reportedly ignored Blair’s appeal despite the fact that the former British prime minister’s diplomatic work is largely responsible for rehabilitating Gaddafi in the eyes of the West: “The first oblique hint that Mr Blair might be in active contact with the Libyan regime came in a routine briefing on Friday in which US State Department spokesman P J Crowley said the former PM was among the international figures that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had spoken to during the day.”


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