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Rice: Truce must also address root cause of Lebanon violence
Haaretz ^ | 7/21/06

Posted on 07/21/2006 5:48:25 PM PDT by bnelson44

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday dismissed growing pressure for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerillas in Lebanon, calling it a "false promise" if the root causes of the conflict are not addressed.

"An immediate cease-fire without political conditions does not make sense," she told reporters at the State Department.

Rice will arrive for a brief visit to Israel on Monday, during which she is expected to receive an updated synopsis of the Israel Defense Forces' offensive in Lebanon.

"Syria knows what it needs to do and Hezbollah is the source of the problem," Rice said as she outlined U.S. hopes for a diplomatic solution to the current crisis.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ceasefire; hezbullah; israel; lebanon; rice; truce

1 posted on 07/21/2006 5:48:27 PM PDT by bnelson44
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To: bnelson44

Those who want an "immediate cease fire", really want to protect Hezbolla. Forget that crap. Move forward Isreal! We support what you're doing!


2 posted on 07/21/2006 5:51:01 PM PDT by Arcy
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To: bnelson44

While Rice cites some logic, the solution is not negotiation. As we have learned by watching 40 years of wasted lives, money and effort. Until the terrorists are wiped from the face of the earth, will this ever end. Israel has gone way beyond the extra mile, and the scumbag terrorists, along with their promoters, and bent on doing nothing but killing Jews, no matter what.

The situation must be addressed with those REALITIES in mind. Israel knows that. Good for them and God's speed.


3 posted on 07/21/2006 5:51:41 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: bnelson44

Root Cause; descendants of nazis we neglected to kill during WWII.


4 posted on 07/21/2006 5:55:30 PM PDT by claptrap (optional tag-line under reconsideration)
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To: claptrap

I disagree; the "root cause" is radical Islam (otherwise known as Islamofascism).


5 posted on 07/21/2006 6:02:15 PM PDT by Arcy
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To: bnelson44

I like Rice. No truce until we've addressed root causes. We could spend months talking about root causes, studying root causes, meditating on root causes, defining measuring and quantifying root causes, and all the while the IDF keeps on taking care of business.


6 posted on 07/21/2006 6:16:08 PM PDT by marron
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To: bnelson44
...that Israel will open a "humanitarian corridor" for transfering vital supplies to South Lebanese residents, on French boats that will dock at the port of Sidon.

I assume those boats will be flying white flags?

7 posted on 07/21/2006 6:28:42 PM PDT by American in Singapore (Bill Clinton: The Human Stain)
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To: Arcy
"I disagree; the "root cause" is radical Islam"

I'm still trying to figure out which part of islam isn't radical.

8 posted on 07/21/2006 6:41:46 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: marron
"We could spend months talking about root causes, studying root causes, meditating on root causes, defining measuring and quantifying root causes,"

LOL, I love that one. Maybe we could even have a Congressional debate on the political merits of studying root causes. Heck, we could even have a national debate on the definition of root causes.

9 posted on 07/21/2006 6:46:25 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: bnelson44

Cease fire for Muslims means time to regroup,recruit and rearm..


10 posted on 07/21/2006 6:46:40 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: bnelson44

The first sensible use of the term 'root causes' I have ever heard. The root cause of violence in the middle east is barbarians with missles living on Israel's border and the barbarians in the nation-states who aid and abet them.


11 posted on 07/21/2006 7:00:14 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: bnelson44

Woohoo! Condi "I've never met a Jew-killing terrorist I didn't love" Rice wants a 'cease-fire' that addresses the 'root-causes' of the conflict.

Hmmm...

So, when Hizbollah says that the root-cause is the existance of Jews in the Holy Land, Rice will work for a 'cease-fire' that will 'address' it.

Oh, wait, I forget that Rice hasn't yet met a Jew-killing terrorist that she didn't love.

No wonder she fits in so well at the State Department. Peas in a pod and all that.


12 posted on 07/21/2006 9:25:19 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (I criticize everyone... and then breath some radioactive fire and stomp on things.)
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To: bnelson44

Before I left Beirut, most of the Lebanese with whom I was working (Sunnis, Shias, Maronites and Druze alike) said that they hoped their losses would not be in vain, that Israel would break the back of Hizbollah. A cease-fire would ensure that Hizbollah survives.


13 posted on 07/21/2006 9:56:24 PM PDT by rebel_yell2
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To: gogogodzilla
Oh, wait, I forget that Rice hasn't yet met a Jew-killing terrorist that she didn't love.

Dumbest post of the day. Bar none.

14 posted on 07/21/2006 9:58:08 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: Arcy

The U.S. got it exactly correct. On top of that, the U.S. is expediting bunker busting smart bombs to Isreal so they can root out HezEbola


15 posted on 07/21/2006 11:50:18 PM PDT by BJungNan
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To: bnelson44
'Root causes' is Foggy Bottom's code for 'Israel must surrender more land to terrorists'.

I'm waiting for Rice to stab Israel in the back again. It's become an unpleasant habit with her.
16 posted on 07/22/2006 7:55:50 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: sinkspur

Care to elaborate as to what Condi Rice wanted Israel to do in regards to Hamas shortly after the Palisimian 'elections'?

Or the last time there was a Hizbollah attack on Israel?

I remember... Do YOU?


17 posted on 07/22/2006 10:26:43 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (I criticize everyone... and then breath some radioactive fire and stomp on things.)
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To: gogogodzilla

18 posted on 07/22/2006 12:23:56 PM PDT by beyond the sea (The truth exists even when it is ignored.)
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To: gogogodzilla
Dumbest post of the day. Period.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

19 posted on 07/22/2006 3:40:38 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: section9

The root cause of the Arab-Jewish hatred goes back to the time of Abraham, when he had a son by the Egyptian girl, Hagar. God promised a son to Abraham and Sarah, and Abraham thought that since Sarah was barren that Hagar might do.

Ishamael was not what God had in mind when he promised a son to Abraham and Sarah, and the children of Ishamael have been sick with jealousy and hatred ever since. They have been taught a hatred that consumes them. This is the root problem of this war in the Middle East.


20 posted on 07/22/2006 4:49:57 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: section9

Either you do remember and you agree with it...

...or you don't remember.

Either way, it's definitely illuminating your mindset quite well.

[aside] I wonder if you find Pat Buchanan to be a good conservative?


21 posted on 07/22/2006 8:24:30 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (I criticize everyone... and then breath some radioactive fire and stomp on things.)
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To: gogogodzilla
I don't agree with this rather fatuous notion:
"Oh, wait, I forget that Rice hasn't yet met a Jew-killing terrorist that she didn't love."

That statement was dumb, as in, dumb as dirt, especially in light of the fact that she appears to be in favor of giving the IDF as much time as humanly possible to kill as many Hezzies as possible.

There's nothing wrong with Condi. It's the Olmert Government's war strategy that's defeatist. They should be halfway to the Bekaa Valley by now.

No, I don't think that Pat Buchanan is a good conservative. I think he's a nativist crank and an anti-Semite.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

22 posted on 07/23/2006 9:32:38 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: section9

Hmmm, if Condi Rice really does want to help Israel, then what's she doing saying that she'd like to work with Syria to deal with the Hizbollah problem.

Assad's a Jew-hating, Jew-killing b@st@rd... and one of the first things she does en route to the Middle East is state that she'd like to work with him. This is just another notch in her pro-Arab, anti-Jew belt.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1671084/posts


23 posted on 07/23/2006 10:08:59 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (I criticize everyone... and then breath some radioactive fire and stomp on things.)
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To: section9

More on Rice's... ahem... 'soft' position on terrorism (against Jews, that is).


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1498342/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1521714/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1552387/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1657821/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1509103/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1656254/posts

I could go on... but the point is made.


24 posted on 07/23/2006 10:30:00 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (I criticize everyone... and then breath some radioactive fire and stomp on things.)
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To: tessalu
You are absolutely right-on.
25 posted on 07/24/2006 9:28:57 AM PDT by Arcy
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To: bnelson44

LOL we should have sent a man to the Middle East


26 posted on 07/24/2006 9:30:37 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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