The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Peter Pham & Michael I. Krauss "The current ceasefire is really the intermission after the first act of an ongoing drama"
..."Third, while no one seriously expects the "new and improved" UNIFIL to actually disarm Hezbollah -- a step that was already mandated by Resolution 1559 two years ago -- the presence of the international peacekeepers will nonetheless complicate the terrorist group's efforts to rebuild forces that have been seriously degraded by the IDF in recent days. The Hezbollah that next faces off with Israel will do so absent senior commanders whose deaths the group has thus far concealed as well as those who, no doubt, the long arm of Israeli justice will reach over the coming weeks and months."
[Pham Krauss Hezbollah ceasefire]
"The website quotes "a well-placed source inside the clerical establishment" as saying that Iran dispatched a team of top officials to
Damascus on July 4 to discuss plans to destabilize the region."
Fauxtography- good investigative work by Mike Thorson and Charles Johnson- work that MSM should have done in the first place
”"I think people do need to have some sort of skepticism about the news: What’s being presented? Who’s presenting it? Do they have an agenda? What’s being left out?"
"These are all debatable issues, and debated they are, to the point that the Clausewitzian center of gravity has moved from the battlefield to the op-eds and talking heads. How war is perceived has as much importance as how it actually is fought.
This new reality implies that Western governments, whether the United States in Iraq or Israel in Lebanon, needs to see public relations as part of their strategy. Hizbullah has adapted to this new fact of life but those governments have not."
Britain, which appeared to be well ahead of the rest of Europe in the integration of its 1.8 million-strong Muslim population, not only uncovered this wide-ranging and well-coordinated plot, but also has 70 other investigations underway with more than 100 suspects under surveillance, according to media reports.
"When an Associated Press cameraman filmed Palestinians in Nablus jubilantly rejoicing over the September 11 attacks, he "was summoned to a Palestinian Authority security office and told that the material must not be aired," according to the AP's own account. Threats from Islamic terrorists on Arafat's payroll quickly followed. One Palestinian cabinet officer even stated that the the Palestinian Authority could not "guarantee the life" of the cameraman if the footage was released.
The Associated Press never officially released the footage"
Hezbollah has said that it will never disarm or cease attacking Israel as long as any Lebanese territory is occupied by Israel. It considers the Shebaa farms Lebanese territory. So it is the pretext for not obeying any U.N. resolution, past, present, or future. This smacks of appeasement.
Pushing this ceding of Israeli territory to Hezbollah is U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Malloch Brown, who has never dodged a Katyusha, and who claims that while Hezbollah has committed terrorist acts, it is not a terrorist organization. Of the current conflict he says: "It's not helpful to couch this war in the language of international terrorism." Really.........