Tony Blair announced yesterday that the next 48 hours were critical to the situation.
Bush goes on television yesterday and says Iran must release the hostages.
Iran releases them 12 hours later.
I would say it was an excellent good cop / bad cop play with Blair being the good cop and Bush being the bad cop.
The news on the left is see how easy it is to negotiate with Iran and Syria; they just want to talk to us. Completely forgotten is that it was an act of war on Britain to TAKE THE HOSTAGES in the FIRST PLACE. Also forgotten is Syria supporting Hezbollah.
Nancy Pelosi says Israel is ready for peace talks with Syria; Israel says “wait a minute; that was not our message to Syria; the message was WHEN Syria stops supporting Hezbollah and Hamas we are ready to talk; not before then.
Nancy Pelosi is about to learn a hard lesson: Syria doesn’t want to negotiate on even terms with Israel or anyone else. Syria wants all the territory it lost to Israel and won’t offer anything but worthless promises to Israel that it will break the momement Israel gives land back to Syria.
“Also forgotten is Syria supporting Hezbollah.”
Further forgotten is that the French hate Iranian-funded Syrian efforts to recapture Lebanon and have a full carrier battlegroup operating with the Americans in the Gulf region right now. So there are THREE cops on the scene, and any Iranian/Syrian hope of splitting the Western Alliance against itself and getting UN pressure, etc., were dashed by the French being there too. So, you’ve got Britain and the US applying pressure, and the French not equivocating either, taking away the UN as a forum for slowing the West down.
When the Western Allies work in concert, things happen fast. Usually, the French and Anglo-Saxons are divided, and everything paralyzes, but when the French and Anglo-Saxons agree, the Continent goes with the French, Britain goes with America, the Russians go silent, and things get done, swiftly.
Three cops is even better than two.
Pelosi has it wrong.
The Syrians are ready for piece talks.
One piece of Israel today, another piece tomorrow, etc. Then we want pieces of the west.
What a maroon.
“Nancy Pelosi says Israel is ready for peace talks with Syria; Israel says wait a minute; that was not our message to Syria; the message was WHEN Syria stops supporting Hezbollah and Hamas we are ready to talk; not before then.”
Miss Syria is too stupid to understand the difference.