Comments on “Not in my country”

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Blair’s appointment will lower Brazil’s reputation in the eyes of the world. He has no standing in his own country, he failed as a negotiator in the Middle East, he lost his job because of the Iraq War and he has the blood of English soldiers on his hands.
My sentiments exactly.
– hadenough, UK, 3/2/2010 0:52
As a Brazilian I will more than welcome Mr. Blair’s trip to Rio. A young politician that took great risks and at the end got real results. Yet, I never understood Mr. Coelho, perhaps the French can figure him out better, for he writes and speaks like the silly and boring Petite Prince.
– munir Helayel, Yonkers, NY, 3/2/2010 4:53
A very enlightening article, thank you Paul and Tom! There are people in this world, that are motivated by love. Those who sincerely care about life, how precious it is, and about all of the little children trying to grow up. Paulo is one of them. He is expressing his opinion, and I understand how he feels! Sporting events unify; bring people together.
Now, shall Mr Coelho honor Mr Blair, for a war waged that was totally unnecessary?
Thank you, Love, Jane
– Jane Stewart, Las Vegas, NV, 3/2/2010 4:53
– antipolitician, Eastbourne, UK, 3/2/2010 6:31
Mr. Paulo Coelho,
Thank you for your comments. I actually thought I was going mad when I first heard of this.
To make this very clear, Olympics and all that are entailed in them are phenominally complicated. Rio does not need these events played out or their memories tarnished by having a ‘War Criminal’ promote them.
– Anon, London, 3/2/2010 7:27
Well said Mr Coelho, Why people pay large sums to hear this man spout lie’s and rubbish is way beyond me. He has never said anything that has done any good for this country ! I keep reading war crime charges may be pending….but WHEN ?
– Glad 2B Gone, Philippines, 3/2/2010 7:38
Why the hell is he being employed and paid.
He has no relevant knowledge so it has to be another “job for the boys”
I wish he and his partner would just go away.
– Mike, Sydney Australia, 3/2/2010 8:42
Put this specimen on trial for war crimes!
– Bri&Mel (ex pats, uk tax payers), South West France, 3/2/2010 8:49
At last someone who speaks the truth. But will enough people listen? He ought not to be able to cash in on his notoriety. He has no other attributes. I would not trust him to recommend a brand of tea bags.
– linda, hertfordshire, 3/2/2010 9:04
Madonna’s favorite auther? Do we really need to know that? Bonkers. Who cares?
– dunitburger, Coventry UK, 3/2/2010 9:21
Seems that the more you decieve and lie the more rewarded you will become.
– rodney, swiss cottage, 3/2/2010 9:31
You can fool all of the people all of the time. Especially the ones that vote labour.
– dennis shambley, wigan England, 3/2/2010 9:37
Well Done Sir!!!!
Somene from outside the UK believes what Bliar did was illegal.
– DS, Hamburg, 3/2/2010 9:51
I agree with the Brazilians, drop him.
– Terry McCarthy, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 3/2/2010 9:53
(The Brazilian politicians so far are silent, Terry – Paulo Coelho)
What a leech,it must be a big payout he would not have done it for nought.
– Murray, Christchurch New Zealand, 3/2/2010 10:09
Bravo Coelho! Keep Blair away from everyone in Palestine, in Britain and in Brazil. He is a toxic asset.
– Professor Robin Meakins, ashford, kent, 3/2/2010 10:11
Well done Paulo for speaking out! If we get more people branding bliar as a war criminal then may maybe we can get him on trial!
– chu, glos, uk, 3/2/2010 10:17
It never fails to astonish me that presumably sane and rational people will pay ridiculous amounts to listen to the self serving remarks this charlatan spouts.
I cannot as a british citizen recall any memorable speeches made by Teflon Tony in ten years, they were all delivered in that irritating “trust me guys” style that screamed LIAR!
– doofus, Newbury uk, 3/2/2010 10:20
its where all war criminals go to hide. its funny, of all the people that attended the chilcot inquriy, only one used the back door,guess who.
– vincent barrett, spain, 3/2/2010 10:42
I don’t hear anyone referring to Blair’s partner in crime, George W.Bush as a war criminal and asking that he be brought to justice. Why is that? George Bush is the biggest war criminal responsible for the deaths of thousands of Iraqis, Afghans, Brits, Americans etc.
– Treasured, FL USA, 3/2/2010 10:58
(He was not invited to be a consultant, Treasured – Paulo Coelho)
I’m with Team Coelho all the way!
Blair is a war criminal with the blood of tens of thousands of innocent Iraquis, Afgans & british soldiers collectively on his hands. Some time in the future a visit to The Hague on charges is going to happen.
– SirMikeThe Right, Bromsgrove, England, 3/2/2010 11:03
Well we don’t want him in Cyprus and he has to go somewhere.
South America sounds good to me.
– toto kubwa, Cyprus, 3/2/2010 11:11
So now Tony Blair is an expert on the Olympic Games! Things must be pretty desperate here in Brazil if a local governor is actually willing to pay the man as a so-called ‘advisor’. It just shows what the Games are really all about = power and money.
– alex, brazil, 3/2/2010 11:16
He would sell his own parents to got to an orphans party.
– Mac McKenna, Hannover Germany, 3/2/2010 11:38
As a brazilian living in England I would like to agree with Mr. Coelho…….OUT OF MY COUNTRY MR. BLAIR!! NOT IN BRAZIL, you are not welcome.
– Paula, North Yorkshire, 3/2/2010 11:44
What does Bliar know about organising the Olympics exactly?
– michael, newbury, berks., 3/2/2010 11:54
What does Blair know about organising an Olympic Games ? Nothing as far as I can estimate. There are far more well qualified people in the world who have actually spent years organising their own Olympic Games from the first piece of paper destined for the protracted bid and all the way through to sweeping up the mess when it its all over.
In any case, perhaps Mr Blair will be too busy on his defence in The Hague for him to jet into Rio.
– John Whetton, Nottingham UK, 3/2/2010 12:00
Well done Mr Coelho on speeking out against tony Blair… I hope it does some good, i feell sick of these people who (payed by us) use their power and position to hoard and steal from the public at large, they lie and cheat and to make themselves above the law!! When will we have so called leaders we can be proud of! I’m ashamed of what this man has done in the name of our country and I’m sure I’m not the only one.
– graig, cornwall, 3/2/2010 12:05
Blair is fast becoming an ”International Pariah”! and will be welcome nowhere except The Hague!!!
– Jeff Richardson, Ex Pat and Taxpayer – France, 3/2/2010 12:19
I am ashamed of Brazil for doing this but proud that Paulo has voiced his opinion with such passion!
If Rio want ‘advice’ on how to lie, canive and cowtail to the USA, he’s the man for that!!!!
– Stu, Asia Pacific, 3/2/2010 12:21
I think its appropriate that he ends up in Brasil, after all many of Hitlers cronies ended up there as well.
– stuart, chesterfield,derbyshire, 3/2/2010 12:36
I can’t understand how Tony Blair (or Tony B-liar as Paulo Coelho is calling him on his blog) can make so much money. In Brazil when an important politician is out of the post there are legal obstacles to prevent them from sharing crucial information with the private sector (government strategies with banks, for example). It strikes me as odd that Blair, John Major and others can make the transition so easily to JP Morgan and the Carlyle Group amongst others and be so highly payed to “consult”.
– Vanessa M, Cambridge, 3/2/2010 12:39
And no one in the UK has the balls to say this? I agree 100% Blair is as shifty as they come, and nice that he deosnt want to pay his tax fairly and squarely, hiding behind ltd companies and trsust. Some left winger he is. Add fraudster to his many titles.
– jason Piers, london Uk, 3/2/2010 13:12
This charlatan (Blair, not Coelho) makes me feel physically sick, and ashamed to share a nationality with him.
– VB, Harrogate, 3/2/2010 13:28
I am a fan of Brazilian football. Now I am very very mad of the appointment. Why the hell have the Brazilian to reward the war criminal ? Paulo you are a righteous man, please use your influence and voice louder to oppose the appointment. Millions of people are behind you.
– Ms D.Lee, Hong Kong, 3/2/2010 13:37

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  1. Keith says:

    An open letter to Governor Sergio Cabral, governor of Rio de Janeiro, the city in Brazil that will host the 2016 Olympics, re appointment of war criminal Tony Blair as consultant to the Rio 2016 Games.

    1. Marie-christine says:

      I like your letter Keith. “I’ll stand by you>”

  2. Tina says:

    Go Paulo go

    I will follow every step of your way, and I will pray for you tonight!!!
    Real sportsmen do not need politicians to make commercial for them. That is my opinion!

    All love to you, from Tina

  3. Abid says:

    As a Pakistani, I believe Tony played very crucial role in pushing the world towards World War III.

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  5. jupiter.lei says:

    Hello, Mr coelho. Give you a message I feel very honored. I spent a month, read your book “Shepherd of juvenile fantasy trip,” I really loved that. Because it could not bear to read, so a little bit of perspective, spent a month. My favorite book in one sentence: What is the world’s biggest lie? At some point in life, we have lost control of their own lives and destiny to dominate our life.

    I am a Chinese girl, now my life worse, I think when I read your book, I will recover. Thank you!

  6. Maryon says:

    dear paulo,
    i completely agree that blair has failed and was a big dissapointment for his socialistic party and for me too, as in the beginning I believed in him.

  7. Svenja says:

    i am not defending mr. blair because every person has it’s skeletons in the closet but you should keep in mind what there is behind the olympic games and the movement of the olympic games…i believe there are many similarities to mr. blair…

  8. Alexandra says:

    I think many arrives to high position without deserving that at all…Mister Blair is one example.
    Paulo is much better than him, we cant talk in the same day about such two different person…

  9. Marie says:

    I’m very surprised at this news! Brazil suspect it of having in his country of intelligent and experienced people to have to look elsewhere ! I hesitate between perplexity and dismay !

    Light & Love,

  10. marie says:

    “the blood of English soldiers on his hands” and of many many innocent people from Irak .

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  12. Shenon says:

    Wooowww…Mr Paulo is the Man of Men!!!Salute to U Mr


  13. Catherine says:

    You are Madonna’s favourite author?… oh no! Je deteste Madonna.

    1. Alexandra says:

      I like her mostly in her early times( my “youth)…Now, is complicated, I guess she has still good parts, but better she stay in her field( show time, music), than became a critics to other”morals”…
      P.S. When I was young, people said I look like Madonna…was a surprise even to myself, I did not think it was true.

  14. Catherine says:

    Oh Paulo.
    I’m sorry that this has caused so much toil.
    I have to ask first, what kind of consultancy could be offered?
    It is strange how the career of Blair has taken such ‘fortuneous’ avenues since leaving the Labour party.
    Maybe the Rio Olympics want a revamp like Blair tried to give the Labour party and “Modern Britain”.

    I will say one thing… that, despite all the contraversy and outcry, that there IS an enquiry going on into the Iraq war; that Blair WAS a witness.. and a report WILL be delivered. It is unto this evidence that I shall await my verdict.
    Who can say what decisions were necessary to make, until one has had to make them, and been in the shoes of those who HAVE made them.
    Yes, we hate that the Iraq war started AND goes on.
    Yes, politicians AROUND the world are ghastly.
    If it is a political system that needs fighting against, then …
    but the olympics have always been political.
    It is, sadly, that this is the case.

    1. marie says:

      They are run by the same people, no wonder!

  15. Keith says:

    Correct me if I am wrong, but after World War II, did not a lot of German Nazi war criminals end up in Brazil?

    Maybe Blair is seeking a few soul mates!

  16. Keith says:

    The day before Blair was engaged as a ‘consultant’ for the Rio 2016 Games he appeared before the Irq Inquiry.

    Here are the pictures of the welcome he was given on the street.

  17. Akua says:

    BRAVO PAULO COELHO! Well said! It is totally disrespectful
    to all the people who have died and lost love ones in the illegal Iraqi war, to put this man on a pedestal.
    It only makes it clearer that the world is run by big business. Morals, decency, and fairness do not have a place anymore. If you are honest and conscientious you are ridiculed.
    It is enough!….. we should be so grateful that Paulo has the b—s to stand up and say what many of us are thinking, and we should support his love of people, sport and country.

  18. Keith says:

    In office former British Prime Minister Tony Blair showed no interest whatsoever in sport, therefore what is he offering?

    To invive a war criminal to what is supposed to be peaceful games would be to destroy the reputation of the games. To give Blair a Brazil team shirt is an insult to the Brazil team.

    Paulo Coelho is right to speak out. Those who invited Blair should be forced to resign in disgrace.

    How much is Blair being paid to bring the Rio 2016 Games into disrepute?

    Tony Blair as consultant to Rio 2016 Games!

  19. judy says:

    we all have the right to refuse war and war makers because if we start say welcome to them in our countries we’ll end up saying to the war welcome in our country and we should always remember that there are babies , women , men and children are dieing every day because Blair and people like him……so Paulo you are a hero

  20. Duda Francisco says:

    If we – Brazilians – are hiring Mr.Blair as “the” advisor for the 2016 Olympic Games – he probably knows something about the games that we don’t – we are probably end up inviting Mr Bush as the Football World
    Cup advisor as well. What a team they make !

    1. Davis Bear says:

      Team “Say Hello to papa Jonny” hope that Blair will get lost.

  21. Tania says:

    well that bastard is so thirsty he would murder a cup of tea ..

  22. Lourenço Cunha says:

    This is the land of confusion…