Jul 2006

Israel may own the skies but Hezbollah owns the Arab world's heart.

Israel may own the skys but Hezbollah owns the Arab world's heart.
Since you won't speak with Syria, I thought I should. I sent the Syrian ambassador to the United States, Imad Moustapha an e-mail asking him what it would take to get him to intervene in the Lebanese disaster.
Hizbullah is top dog in the area now. They were formed as a backlash to Israel's occupation in 1982 and this new invasion has only strengthened their hand. Israel seem to have mimiced your half-ass effort in Iraq by not committing enough troops to get the job done.

Condi's show on the road is just that, she should include a comedian and a singer or two to entertain her hosts iinstead. Maybe if she had a USO show with her, the Arab world would have allowed her to land in one of their countries rather than having her plans modified to hold her non-meeting in Rome instead.

Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabian Sunni-led governments are panicky. The Shiite-Hezbollah have become the heroes of the Arab world. The Saudis are distancing themselves from Washington and made a huge show of making multi-million aid
pledges for Lebanon and Palestinians.

Al Qaeda has recently also piled on and called for an all out war against Israel.

The divisive and symbiotic relationship America has with Israeli has already cost us dearly. I can't imagine to what heights the Arab world will go, to punish both countries in the future.

It is not just the Arab world that has increased their disdain for America. The U.S was alone again in utilizing the UN to keep the world body from denouncing the Israelis for the killing of UN observers and to call for a cease fire.

The U.S. is once again standing alone in the world.

John Bolton's confirmation in Congress should be interesting; he has done everything possible to bring the organization
down to its knees. He has withheld payments to the organization, obstructed reforms that the UN body wanted to undertake. He has also interrupted meetings he was not even invited to. According to a New York Times article,
"They say he combatively asserts American leadership, contests procedures at the mannerly, rules-bound United Nations and then shrugs off the organization when it does not follow his lead."

Ironically today you and Blair are putting together a UN
resolution for a new international stabilization force in Lebanon and calling for the disarming of militias.

You cite the need for UN help after previously obstructing the same body at every turn through your surrogate ambassador, and after Israel apparently
targeted the killing of unarmed UN observers.

I don't expect a reply from the Syrian ambassador, but I think I have done more than you to quell the violence.

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