Al Qaeda plotted assassination of Blair in 2002

Telegraph:

Tony Blair defied an assassination threat from al-Qa'eda to take part in the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations in central London, it can be revealed for the first time.

The risk to the Prime Minister was disclosed to a new BBC documentary by Lord Stevens, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner in 2002. He positioned marksmen around Buckingham Palace in readiness for an attack by bombers or snipers.

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I am sure it is not the last time al Qaeda has wanted to kill him. His political courage matches his physical courage. He should ware their hatred as a badge of honor. To be hated by evil men means you are doing the right thing.

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