July 16, 2006
Horse Verses Cart: On Degrees Of ExtremeTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives
Tony Blair joined President George W. Bush in blaming Iran and Syria for the escalation in Middle East violence in the Middle East, and said that Iran and Syria were backing ``extremists'' in the region who want to derail efforts to strengthen democracy in Lebanon.Saying that Iran and Syria were backing "extremists" is confusing the cart with the horse, since it's difficult to discern which is more "extreme," the governments of Iran and Syria who are the foremost supporters of terrorism on the planet, or their proxies, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the plethora of other Islamic fundamentalist groups around the world that are responsible for the ever-increasing hate, violence, death, and mayhem seen on our TVs all day every day.
This as we learn today that missiles fired from Lebanon by the Iran-backed Shi'ite Islamic fundamentalist group Hezbollah killed eight people in Israel. Most of the casualties occurred when one of the rockets hit a garage adjacent to the city's main train station at about 9:20 a.m. local time. (Have seen at least one report that claimed the number killed was actually nine).
As we move along in the days ahead, remember this not-so-innocuous event back in February 2005, then this, and now this. Iran is the shipper, Syria is the loading dock, Hamas and Hezbollah are the end-users - with the "instructions for use" all coming from Iran. And Iran is "shipping" at least a pound of ideology and hate against the West for each pound of armaments it sends to their proxies - Hamas and Hezbollah.
And just to make sure we all recall how tied at the hip Iran and Syria are, think all the way back to 1997.
Posted by Richard at July 16, 2006 6:43 AM
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