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To: Reborn

Only the good dye young. Unfortunate in its horrible death and injured toll and an unfortunate distraction for the forces of political change.

Also I think mullahs are spread too thin and preoccupied by their own insecurities to be any good for Syria. Just empty threats, as always.


12 posted on 02/22/2005 12:56:07 PM PST by Reza2004
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To: Reza2004
First, I wish to express my condolences for all those killed and injured in the earthquake today.

Now, it appears that British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said something that has more truth in it that he realized, I think. I think he forgot to be deceptive and he said what he really thinks:

"We will do all we can to help the Iranian government," said Mr Straw.

This may seem over the top, but Jack Straw has long been a supporter of terrorism. So, it's only natural that Straw would be inclined to encourage his government to support the Iranian regime.


We're doing pretty good. Free and fair elections in Afghanistan in 2004, Iraq in 2005 (three times!). Will Lebanon be next? It looks like it. However, the question is if regime change in Syria will be necessary for freedom and democracy to come to Lebanon? If Assad takes Syria out of Lebanon, suffice it to say he won't be popular among the dictators. No, he won't do it. Unless they dig up Saddam's WMDs before leaving. If Syrian forces leave Lebanon without the use of force, then I think that means that Assad's regime will begin to crumble.

Unlike the president, I don't [yet] consider the elections in Palestine to be any more significant than the Arafat's "re-election" in 1996. Abbas may be softer than Arafat, but he's still on the side of terror. The "two-state solution" doesn't look any less disastrous today than when Bush propsed it in 2002. In my amatuer judgement, the opportunity created by Arafat's death has been lost. We may have to wait a generation for a similar opportunity. What I think should be have been done, a long time ago:

The IDF should have invaded and conquered all of the Palestinian lands. Wouldn't be difficult to do, although the Palestinians hate the Jews already, and would love to kill some more. Israeli (and American if the president would have felt so inclined) forces would eliminate the PA and all terrorist groups and the terrorists themselves, wiping the area clean. The military would then withdraw ASAP as non-UN groups would come into the country to establish a democracy, vis-a-vis Iraq and Afghanistan. My solution may seem extreme, but I have zero confidence in any other solution. Most especially the critically flawed Roadmap for peace. It's a roadmap for disaster, in all reality. It'll never work.

13 posted on 02/22/2005 4:24:23 PM PST by JWojack (Rice for President in 2008!)
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