In an interview with the BBC, Tony Blair lashed out at opposition Labour Party chief Ed Miliband for opposing the coalition government’s push for launching an invasion against Syria, moaning that the country "could become a potent source of extremists”.
The former head of the Labour party, who engineered the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq together with former U.S. president George W. Bush on the pretext of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), acknowledged that the true reason western warmongers are spearheading wars in the Middle East region was fighting Islam.
There is a "fundamental battle about religion and politics within Islam, which has vast consequences for our future security”, Tony Blair claimed.
"The truth is, the reason why Iraq makes us hesitant is because Iraq showed that when you intervene in the circumstances, where you have this radical Islamist issue, both on the Shia side and the Sunni side, you are going to face a very difficult, tough conflict”, the warmonger former premier added.
Blair and fellow invading countries in Iraq failed to find even a trace of WMDs in the country, but left the scene with hundreds of thousands of innocent people killed and millions more displaced as a result of expansionist policies of certain warmongers both in the UK and the U.S.
Meanwhile, Tony Blair conceded the fear western warmongers cannot sleep with whenever there is Iran and its anti-imperialistic ideology.
He called for a military intervention in Syria to topple the popular government of President Bashar al Assad, warning "without intervention there would be an Assad-dominated state, and that means in this instance an Iran-dominated state, probably around the borders of Lebanon and controlling most of the wealth of Syria.
"And then you'll have a larger geographical hinterland to the east that will be controlled by various Sunni groups, most of whom are likely in these circumstances to be extreme, and you could have a breeding ground for extremism actually much worse and much more potent than Afghanistan.”
Blair went on to say that he was "disappointed" that the House of Commons killed a government motion that called for invading Syria militarily.
"This is something where I just have to disagree with the leadership of the party,” he said. "I know it's a difficult position for political leaders to be put in when they have got to take decisions like this.”
Blair was forced to resign as premier in 2007 in the aftermath of the failed military invasion of Iraq, after 10 years in office.
Responding to Blair's intervention, a Labour source told The Independent, "We have learnt the lessons of the Iraq War. That is why Ed was determined to stop David Cameron's ill-judged and reckless rush to war.”