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Archive for the 'Lebanon' Category

Quote Of The Day

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

Dean Barnett on the U.N. brokered cease fire in Lebanon: Lebanon officially becomes Hezbollah-land. Hezbollah will rightly be considered the victor for withstanding the IDF?s onslaught. And the battle will resume at a time and place of Hezbollah?s choosing. Like I said yesterday, this is not an end to the war, its merely a pause […]

Israel Accepts UN Cease Fire Deal

by @ Saturday, August 12th, 2006. Filed under Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, War On Terror

ABC News is reporting that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has announced that he will recommend acceptance of the cease fire deal working its way through the United Nations Security Council: JERUSALEM Aug 11, 2006 (AP)? Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has accepted an emerging Mideast cease-fire deal and informed the United States of his […]

1938 and 2006

by @ Saturday, August 5th, 2006. Filed under Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, War On Terror

Victor Davis Hanson has another great essay up on the War on Terror, this time joining ranks with those who see parallels between today and the years leading up to the Second World War. These past few days the inability of millions of Westerners, both here and in Europe, to condemn fascist terrorists who start […]

The Middle East War Enters The Irony Stage

by @ Friday, August 4th, 2006. Filed under Israel, Lebanon, Middle East

In what would clearly constitute one of the great ironies of history if it happened, the Jerusalem Post is reporting that Israeli Prime Minister Olmert is in favor of German troops serving in any international force that would end up occupying southern Lebanon: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he would welcome German troops participating in […]

What Is Chuck Hagel Thinking ?

by @ Monday, July 31st, 2006. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, War On Terror

I really have to wonder, when I read something like this: In Washington, a prominent Republican senator, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, urged President Bush to call for an immediate cease-fire and work to restore an image of U.S. fairness in its approach to the Middle East. He also recommended the appointment of an experienced statesman […]

Israel Widens The War

by @ Monday, July 31st, 2006. Filed under Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, War On Terror

The Israeli Security Cabinet today approved an expansion of the ground war in Lebanon and resumption of air strikes after tomorrow’s expiration of the 48 hour moratorium: JERUSALEM, July 31 — Israel rejected the prospect of a cease-fire in the coming days in its war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia, launching new ground and air operations […]

One Picture Says It All

by @ Wednesday, July 26th, 2006. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria

Condi Rice has a headache, and this is the reason why: ROME, July 26 — As the fighting and bombing intensified in Lebanon and Israel, an urgently convened, high-level international conference in Rome concluded in open disagreement, failing to reach accord on a plan to bring a halt to the strife. A formal statement from […]

Israel To Occupy Security Zone In Lebanon

by @ Wednesday, July 26th, 2006. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Israel, Lebanon

Israel has announced its short-term objective in the war against Hezbollah, to occupy a portion of Lebanon on the northern border large enough to guarantee security for its northern cities: JERUSALEM, July 25 ? Almost two weeks into its military assault on Hezbollah, Israel said Tuesday that it would occupy a strip inside southern Lebanon […]

The United Nations: Wrong Again

by @ Wednesday, July 26th, 2006. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Israel, Lebanon

The United Nations has spent the last 20-odd years “monitoring” the border between Israel and Lebanon. This mission has done nothing to stop Iran and Syria from building and arming a terrorist army that, during that time period, has killed innocent Lebanese, Israelis, and Americans. Clearly, the U.N. mission in Lebanon, to the extent it […]

Will All This Be For Nothing ?

by @ Sunday, July 23rd, 2006. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria

Judging from the reports on the 24 hour news channels and on the Internet, Israel is having a dominating impact on Hezbollah in the nearly two week long war in southern Lebanon. What we hear and what’s actually happening, though, may be two different things: Israel is overstating the damage its air war has inflicted […]

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