Israeli pilots threatened to blast Blair's jet out of sky

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Tony Blair came within moments of being killed when two Israeli fighter aircraft threatened to shoot down a private jet taking him to a Middle East conference in the belief that it might have been staging a terrorist attack. The warplanes were scrambled to intercept after the jet pilot failed to contact air traffic control.

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An interesting branch in the road of history.Had t... by Charlie L on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:42:03 PM
but maybe not. Blair probably wouldn't be much... by Laudyms on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:56:16 PM
Now that would have been supreme irony.... by Mac McKinney on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11:28:58 AM
Just done a quick survey of the entire planet -- a... by Leonard Morley on Monday, May 26, 2008 at 11:19:34 AM