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Archive for the 'Lebanon' Category

Hezbollah Not A Fan Of Miss USA Rima Fakih

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Foreign Affairs, In The News, Lebanon

She’s being celebrated by the residents of her hometown, but the Hezbollah militia that controls it isn’t thrilled about Rima Fakih becoming Miss USA: Newly-crowned Miss USA Rima Fakih may be the pride and joy of her native Lebanese village, but the 24-year-old beauty contestant is far less popular among some leaders in the Middle […]

I Hate To Say I Told You So…..

by @ Monday, December 4th, 2006. Filed under Hezbollah, Lebanon, War On Terror

It’s pretty obvious that Hezbollah is actively trying to overthrow the elected government of Lebanon: BEIRUT, Dec. 3 — Sunni residents and Shiite protesters clashed in the capital Sunday, leaving one man dead and raising tension across Lebanon on a third day of demonstrations aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora. The […]

Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister Assassinated

by @ Tuesday, November 21st, 2006. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Lebanon, Syria

Lebanese Cabinet Member Pierre Gemayel, a vocal opponent of Syrian meddling in Lebanese affairs, was killed today in a gangland-style attack: BEIRUT, Nov. 21 — Lebanese Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel, a vocal opponent of Syrian involvement in the country and a leader of the country’s Maronite Christian minority, was assassinated in Beirut Tuesday, intensifying an […]

The Other Shoe Drops In Lebanon

by @ Sunday, November 19th, 2006. Filed under Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, War On Terror

When we last left the nation of Lebanon, a cease fire was in place in the month-long war that erupted between Israel and the Hezbollah terrorist army. That cease fire, of course, did nothing to address the fundamental causes of the conflict between Israel and Lebanon’s state-within-a-state and was really nothing more than a pause […]

Gingrich On The Lebanese Cease Fire

by @ Saturday, August 19th, 2006. Filed under Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Newt Gingrich, Syria, War On Terror

Newt Gingrich appeared on Bill O’Reilly Thursday night and called the cease fire deal that ended the Israel-Hezbollah war a defeat for the United States and Israel, and a victory for terrorism: O’REILLY: Continuing now with FOX News analyst Newt Gingrich. Nobody I know thinks that the United Nations force and the Lebanese army is […]

Well Isn’t This Interesting…..

by @ Friday, August 18th, 2006. Filed under Hezbollah, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon

USA Today is reporting that, during the early stages of the Israel-Hezbollah war, the United States, Turkey, and Iraq intervened to stop a shipment of missiles from Iran to Hezbollah: WASHINGTON ? The United States blocked an Iranian cargo plane’s flight to Syria last month after intelligence analysts concluded it was carrying sophisticated missiles and […]

The Useless French

by @ Thursday, August 17th, 2006. Filed under France, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria

Whatever credibility France might have had as a serious player in world affairs is slowly dwindling away. Now, the French may be on the verge of destroying the very Middle East peace plan they helped put forward: UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 17 — France has rebuffed U.N. pleas to make a major contribution to a peacekeeping […]

Peace In Our Time…..Not So Much

by @ Wednesday, August 16th, 2006. Filed under Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, War On Terror

Its barely a week old and already the United Nations brokered cease fire in Lebanon is being revealed for the fraud that it is: BEIRUT, Aug. 15 — Hezbollah refused to disarm and withdraw its fighters from the battle-scarred hills along the border with Israel on Tuesday, threatening to delay deployment of the Lebanese army […]

Why Israel Lost

by @ Monday, August 14th, 2006. Filed under Hezbollah, Iran, Islam, Israel, Lebanon, War On Terror

James Joyner has an article at TCS Daily explaining why the current cease fire is a defeat for Israel and a victory for Hezbollah. Money quote: Israel has accepted a truce that falls far short of its original war aims, failing to establish control over their border with Lebanon, let alone deliver a crushing blow […]

Quote Of The Day II

by @ Sunday, August 13th, 2006. Filed under Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, War On Terror

Caroline Glick of The Jerusalem Post on the cease fire deal: There is a good reason that Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah has accepted UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which sets the terms for a cease-fire between his jihad army and the State of Israel. The resolution represents a near-total victory for Hizbullah and its state […]

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