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August 25, 2006

Don't Give Peacekeepers a Chance ?

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Gregory Scoblete, writing at TCS Daily, says that should the Bush administration be successful in cajoling major European nations into contributing peace keepers to southern Lebanon, it will have dealt a serious, perhaps fatal, blow to its efforts to peacefully curtail Iran's nuclear ambitions:

If Europe were to agree to send peace keepers to Lebanon -- as Italy and France have pledged to do -- they will have handed Iran a gold plated deterrent against any further action on its nuclear program. Lebanon, after all, is infested with Iran's well-armed and well-trained terrorist proxy, Hezbollah.

Given the great reluctance of the EU-3 of Germany, France and Britain to endorse even minimally punishing actions against Iran before their troops were exposed to direct reprisals from Iran, does anyone seriously imagine that they would be more willing to contemplate stronger measures with their troops in Lebanon, in close contact with Hezbollah and its arsenal of rockets and suicide bombers? Not a chance.

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Posted by Richard at August 25, 2006 11:08 AM

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