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Tuesday, 18 July 2006
W. dithers while Lebanon burns.
Topic: Israel

The WaPo reports:

"News agencies quoted the military and police as saying that more than 210 people had been killed since [Israeli] attacks began Wednesday. The Health Ministry put the number at 182 dead and 525 wounded, almost all of them civilians, but said that count included only those identified by hospital officials."

No doubt, there are probably many more killed, but their bodies are probably still buried in the rubble of their homes. Israel's assualt on Lebanon, which they say might continue for weeks, is causing tens of thousands of people to flee, many on roads Israel keeps bombing. They drop leaflets warning residents to leave areas they contend are Hezbollah "strong-holds," and then they bomb the only exits.  

This is a complete disaster, it really is, and what I'm wondering is why the United States isn't rapidly moving in to sort out some kind of cease-fire to stop the totaly disproportunate number of Lebanese casualties? Judging by what Condi Rice said on This Week last Sunday, she and W. are in no hurry to prevent Israel from having time to level much of Lebanon's infrastrucutre.

She told George Stephenopolis that: 

"I'm certainly willing to play whatever role I'm needed to play. We have to go at the root cause. . . It's fine to have a cessation of violence. We want to have a cessation of violence. We're worried about the escalating casualties on all sides. But unless we go to the fundamentals here, we're going to continue to have these spikes of violence in the Middle East as we have had for the past 30 years."

Translation: we want a cessation of violence, but only on our terms. Until Hezbollah does exactly what Israel tells it to do; stops firing rockets, turns over the captive soldiers, and completly disarms, the United States is perfectly satisfied with sitting back and letting Israel bomb Lebanon into the stone-age. We'll leave the diplomacy up to the UN and the EU.  

And then W. can get back to munching his lunch, order a Diet-Coke and blame everything on Koffi Annan. According to W., the solution is all so simple. Instead of Annan wasting his time talking about an international force to separate the two sides and stop the killing as soon as possible, W. says: "What they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit, and it's over." [Inquirer]

It's as easy as that!  People are going to look back on this and ask 'what the hell were they thinking?' How could this government, which has the most influence over one of the sides in this conflict not do more to stop some much death and destruction? It is just unconscienable!

I guess, Brent Scowcroft was partly right about W. being  "mesmerized" by Ariel Sharon. But it's not Sharon in particular who ahs him "wrapped around his finger," but rather the nation of Israel and what it represents to his end-time fantasies. What other explaination is there?


Posted by bushmeister0 at 3:28 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 18 July 2006 3:29 PM EDT
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Thursday, 20 July 2006 - 10:56 PM EDT

Name: rawdog61
Home Page: http://rawdog61.tripod.com

Is there anything you people will not blame George Bush for, I mean, its gotten to the point of stupidity. How in the hell did George Bush control those people to kidnap those soilders and conveince them to start firing rockets into Israel. America was instrumental six years ago to get Israel to pull out and give back the land, as much as its driven into your minds daily, America does not run Israel, can you beleive this we do not own Israel, they are the only true Democracy in the Middle East and they are very wealthy and are thriving, your just jealous, thats all, jealous.

Out of nowhere rockets start hitting the cities of Israel, killing their people and you say they have no right to defend their borders and protect their people. All you want to see is the destruction in Lebanon, not in Israel. If peace is what you want, why dont the Army of Lebanon get control of the situation, you know why, and I know why, Syria and Iran says not yet, if this conflict got no television time it would end today and we all know this

 Dont you think that some of the other countries could afford to send some peace keepers into Lebanon, lets say France and some of the Arab states and get a deal of peace done, why is it always the USA. The USA cannot even take care of its own people, much less your troubles, damn it man grow a pair, kick that Army in the ass and defend your land against  ,Iran,and Syria, and whoever it is in Lebanon firing Rockets into Israel, cannot say look at what Israel did and affoid the damage those oversized fireworks have done to Israel.

  Im telling ya Israel wants peace, they have had enough conflict,

 

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