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Archive for the 'Syria' Category

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 already [...]

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 going [...]

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 mission [...]

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 sponsors Iran [...]

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 in hostilities, [...]

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 decision, [...]

Tony Blair Says What Needs To Be Said

by @ Tuesday, August 1st, 2006. Filed under Iran, Syria, War On Terror

Some have compared the partnership that George Bush and Tony Blair have developed in fighting the War On Terror to the one that existed between FDR and Winston Churchill during World War II. I don’t know if that analogy fits, but Blair certainly sounds like Churchill when he says stuff like this:
“We need to make [...]

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 the 18 [...]

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 on [...]

Quiet Tonight, Ground War Tomorrow ?

by @ Friday, July 21st, 2006. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria

It certainly seems like Israel is planning something big that would happen very soon:
BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) — Thousands of Israeli troops are massing on the Lebanese border as Lebanon’s president warned Friday his army is “ready to defend” the country should Israel launch a full-scale ground invasion.
The Israel Defense Forces said it was calling up [...]

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