Prague Twin

Monday, July 17, 2006

Ramdom Thougts

So after letting the war in Lebanon and Israel sit, I've come to the conclusion that this may not be WWIII. Well, not yet anyway. The United States has no need to enter the conflict (except maybe to restrain Israel which is not going to happen). Even if Syria enters the fray, Israel can more that take care of herself. The only danger is really if Iran enters the fray openly, which they have threatened to do if Syria is attacked.

Then, of course, it is WWIII.

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Does anyone else find it ironic that it is the president's
choice of diction that is being most harshly criticised at the moment? This is a typical example of the media looking tough without actually doing anything. Having said that, it is tha media that brings us such priceless moments.

Has anyone else noticed, that after over 3 years in what was promised to be a short war that would bring peace and stability to the region, there is now more conflict in that region at one time, than at any other time in my (short) memory?

Also, has anyone thought about how this is actually helping Bush by taking some attention off of Iraq? Let's face it, as bad as the situation in Lebanon is, there are still more weekly deaths in Iraq. Nevermind Afghanistan, where things are heating up.

Honestly, I am young, but for me, today, I have to say I don't remember a time when there was more war and security situations running simultaneously.

It makes one wonder if Newt Gingrich is right and WWIII has begun. One question for Newt though. He said,

There are at least 400 Iranian guards in south Lebanon.

First of all, how does he know this? Second of all, if he does know this for certain, wouldn't this be classified information? If not, isn't he stating exaggerated rumors as if they were facts? Either way, I think he should explain himself.

But he has a point. If Iran becomes openly involved in this conflict, it will be the beginning of a global war. Isn't that exactly what we asked for by declaring a "global war on terror?"

Sorry about all the questions. I'm still reeling a bit from seeing Beirut International Airport's runway blow up. I had been foolishly hanging on to hope for the future of Lebanon. They have gone back in time 25 years literally overnight.

And the future looks dim for them. Meanwhile, nothing seems to be changing in Iraq, only Afghanistan seems to be having "good" news coming out. 30 to one kill ratio. I'm going to still hold out hope that something good can come out of that endeavor.

Why? Because I'm an optimist.

7 Comments:

  • Cheney and other neocons have been arguing the "perpetual" 10 years or more war for quite some time now...

    By Anonymous romunov, at 11:40 PM  

  • Yea, it is a far cry from "6 days, 6 weeks, I doubt 6 months," that Rumsfeld used to talk about.

    Never-ending war, never-ending profits.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 12:30 AM  

  • The only danger is really if Iran enters the fray openly, which they have threatened to do if Syria is attacked.

    I don't think this will happen. Is Iran really going to risk getting nuked over Syria? I mean the Israelis are probably already itching to do the job, and Iran knows this.

    As for Bush's remarks...who cares? The fact that the man sounds like an illiterate lout seems to me to be somewhat more important than the fact that he used the word sh*t, which is all the MSM seems to be focussed on.

    By Blogger Kvatch, at 1:36 AM  

  • I don't see any reason for the U.S. to enter this conflict, no matter what. The Israelis can handle whatever comes along.

    If this turns into a global war, we're in trouble. Thanks to GWB's international shit-stirring, Israel is now our only ally (and vice versa).

    By Blogger Tom Harper, at 9:53 AM  

  • A bunch of good points/questions, and I do like the Sunday Cartoon. If we're not seeing the begining of WWIII I hope I'm long gone before it gets here.

    God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

    By Blogger David Schantz, at 10:51 AM  

  • THe MSM loves a good conflict..that doesn't involve the U.S..they can ramp up for this one, it doesn't look to be over soon.

    Bastards all.

    By Blogger dusty, at 2:43 PM  

  • Kvatch,

    Lets hope they don't get involved. If you haven't seen the video of Bush speaking, you should. It is less what he says than how he and Blair interact.

    Tom,

    Yes. It is a mess, and it is getting lonlier all the time.

    D and D,

    Couldn't agree more.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 3:39 PM  

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