“Hi girls,” Tony Blair greeted sex slave teen girls outside a tent in Libya where they were raped later after the former British prime minister finished his meeting with former strongman Muammar Qaddafi, a new book has claimed.
The book – “Gaddafi’s Harem”— includes a description of how teenage sexual slave Soraya was taken from her parents and forcefully prepared to meet the demands of Qaddafi’s sexual orders.
In the book written by French author Annick Cojean, Soraya describes the moment at which Blair greeted her after he left a meeting with Qaddafi, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.
She was standing outside a tent in Tripoli when Blair walked out, smiled at her and others, and said: “Hi girls,” according to her.
Hhe was oblivious to the fact that she and the other girls would later be raped in the rooms where he had met with Qaddafi, she added.
She described how wives of notable men would go to his tent, and leave later with their “lipstick smudged and their hair undone.”
Soraya described a “jaunty” Blair emerge from the tent. An extract of the book published in the New York Post says he was “clueless as to the atrocities under his nose.”
The book does not indicate the date of the meeting, but Blair’s first visit to Libya to meet with Qaddafi was in 2004, the same year that Soraya was chosen to become a member of Qaddafi’s harem.