Friday, July 14, 2006

Iran , Syria and Israel

Even the Lebanese papers are asking who benefits from Hezbollah’s attacks on Israel. From MEMRI:
Al-Nahar

Was yesterday's operation aimed at easing the considerable pressure being brought to bear by the international community, headed by the U.S., on the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding its nuclear dossier?

Al-Mustaqbal

Iran, which is [currently] engaged in difficult negotiations with the West, and especially with Washington, regarding its nuclear dossier, can use this operation as one of the 'messages' that it aims daily at the West, and especially at Washington - thus implying that it holds the region by its veins and controls it by force. Syria... can [also] use this operation... to pressure Washington into concessions regarding the Lebanese [issue], and especially regarding the investigation into the murder of former [Lebanese] prime minister Rafiq Al-Hariri...
MEMRI also highlights an editorial in the Iranian daily Kayhan which praises the Hezbollah attacks before stating:
Israel's military advantage in the region has eroded, and nuclear Iran is eradicating the nuclear prestige of Israel.
Does anybody still believe that Iran wants nuclear technology for peaceful purposes?

Today’s Wall Street Journal lays into the
feckless international community that refuses to proportionately denounce the outrages to which Israel is being subjected... The Middle East stands on the cusp of its worst crisis in a generation, and this is no time for formulaic statements calling for "restraint from both sides."
Quite so. Support Israel.

9 Comments:

Anonymous max said...

Show of support by people such as yourself and others on the blogosphere at these difficult times are heartily appreciated and means a lot to us Israelis. From speaking to friends it is quite clear that there's a wall to wall (even bleeding-heart leftist friends of mine) support behind the IDF and a unanimous recognition that this is the moment of truth. People are willing to sacrifice what it takes to get rid of this menacing threat. There's a feeling of a great burden, that living on 'borrowed time' thing but also great resolve.
Enough is enough.

Just so you know. Thanks.

max, your Israeli reader in exile.

1:34 pm  
Anonymous alison said...

Good luck Israel.

"restraint from both sides."

I wish Condi wouldnt now isolate that request to Israel alone. Doesnt help.

The 'international community' doesnt speak for me.

3:14 pm  
Blogger Charles Martel said...

good luck IDF!

i'm European and i'm supporting Israel
- unlike the craven, limp wristed Eurocrat dhimmis at the European Union.

3:44 pm  
Blogger wonkotsane said...

Forget the threat from muslims, the thrid world war will be caused by the Israeli terrorists running that country. Israel continuesly and deliberately breaks international law and refuses to comply with any UN resolution regarding Palestine or its violence and agression towards its neighbours. They do this because they have the protection of the Americans.

Three Israeli soldiers have been abducted by militants - not security forces, military or the government of either Palestine or Lebanon. In retaliation for the actions of these militants, Israel has again attacked Palestine and Lebanon killing over 60 civillians in a massively disproportionate retaliation.

Can you imagine what would happen if the IRA kidnapped a British soldier and the British government had Dublim bombed in retaliation? All hell would break loose and the Americans would probably invade. The IRA are not the government in Ireland and the militants responsible for the kidnaps are not the government in their respective countries.

11:48 pm  
Anonymous max said...

the militants responsible for the kidnaps are not the government in their respective countries.

Really? Hamas IS the government in Gaza and Hizballah has a MINISTER in the Lebanese government and about a dozen reps.

Now, is it OK to attack?

12:37 am  
Anonymous Verity said...

wonkotsane - another wee person away with the fairies. And what is this "international law" you speak of, dear? Where is this great debating chamber in the sky? Is it beautiful? Who is my elected representative? Is their name Zog? When did they hold an election for this debating chamber? My voting papers must have got lost in the post. Oh, how maddening! Now I don't have a say in my elected representative debating "international law"! That just makes me sick!

Quote: "Can you imagine what would happen if the IRA kidnapped a British soldier and the British government had Dublim bombed in retaliation?" Uh, no, actually, Mr Trite. It's an infantile remark and bears no comparison to the tiny state of Israel surrounded by hostile, aggressive religious psychopaths intent on its destruction.

I know it's a bore, especially to one occupied with weighty "international law" issues, but Israel is the only democracy in the vast, vast area known as the Middle East.

I don't know about you, but I support democracy, and that means I support Israel.

3:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israel wants this war at this time with its neighbours because American and British soldiers are stuck in the middle of the potential conflict geographically, thereby will serve as a flesh and blood shield.

4:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Israel wants this war at this time with its neighbours because American and British soldiers are stuck in the middle of the potential conflict geographically, thereby will serve as a flesh and blood shield."

Huh?

9:06 pm  
Blogger Grimer said...

Have you seen that Chirac is speaking for 'all Europeans'? Who the fuck does he think he is? That corrupt arsehole, doesn't speak for me.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=2YLIXLEFENBPHQFIQMGSFFOAVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2006/07/15/wmid15.xml

As the number of deaths mounted, President Jacques Chirac of France accused the Israelis of trying to "destroy" Lebanon.

"I find honestly, as all Europeans do, that the current reactions are totally disproportionate," he said in an interview to mark France's July 14 national day.

2:45 am  

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