Skip to comments.An Islamic Republic in Lebanon
Posted on 10/15/2010 2:48:31 PM PDT by roses of sharon
Is there a Churchillian lesson to be found in Ahmadinejads visit this week to wildly enthusiastic Hezbollah supporters in Lebanon?
If one thing has become clear, its that Ahmadinejads radical-Islamic curtain has descended over Lebanon. Practically all of Lebanons political parties euphorically welcomed Ahmadinejad at the presidential palace. Um Ali, a Lebanese woman who is, like Ahmadinejad, a Shiite, said, God willing, we will have an Islamic Republic in Lebanon. Israels foreign-ministry spokesman, Yigal Palmor, deemed Ahmadinejads trip the equivalent of a landlord coming to inspect his domain.
The Obama administration is, for the most part, sitting on the sidelines as Iran continues its domination of Lebanons government and broad swaths of the population. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reacted as if she were observing a labor-management dispute instead of tackling jingoistic, revolutionary Iranian Islam. Clinton said, We would hope that no visitor would do anything or say anything that would give cause to greater tension or instability in that country. But Ahmadinejads presence and the role of his wholly owned subsidiary, the terrorist entity Hezbollah, which is a controlling part of the Lebanese government is about Irans domination of the Mideast region.
The Obama administration has always prioritized Israeli-Palestinian peace talks over keeping Iran from spreading its military tentacles throughout the Mideast, even in the face of Irans drive to obtain nuclear weaponry. Plainly, President Obamas Mideast policy is limping on both legs.
In March, Clinton and Obama got more rankled over Israels building an apartment complex in an East Jerusalem neighborhood than over Hezbollah and Ahmadinejads laying the foundation for a new war against Israel. On Wednesday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivered his curtain raiser for Irans ruler in a video speech to a mass demonstration in Beirut, urging that Israel be wiped out of existence. In South Lebanon, a mere two miles from Israels border, Ahmadinejad stated on Thursday that the Zionists will disappear and occupied Palestine will be liberated. These statements did not raise a word of outrage from the U.N. or Europe.
Last week, writing in the New York Post, Claudia Rosett aptly described the power politics of Lebanon and the U.N./U.S. failure to stop Irans proxy war against Israel. She wrote, Too often, the United Nations serves as a fig leaf for politicians, including American ones, while obfuscating or even perpetuating conflicts. In Lebanon, for instance, the U.N. has had peacekeepers in place since 1978. Under their noses the Iranian-backed terrorists of Hezbollah stockpiled weapons for the 2006 summer war with Israel. Under the gaze of a now-expanded U.N. peacekeeping force, Hezbollah is reportedly rearming, with deadlier weapons.
What can the West do to raise Irans radical-Islamic curtain in Lebanon and the Mideast? What would Winston Churchill suggest? The U.S. Congress should pull the plug on the $100 million in military assistance planned for Lebanons army, which is de facto controlled by Hezbollah. The U.S. State Department should immediately sanction Russian, Chinese, and European gas and energy companies that conduct business with Iran. Sanctions are taking an enormous toll on Irans fragile economy, and the last, best chance to prevent military strikes against Irans regime is to strangle its vulnerable energy and financial sectors.
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The Obama administration is, for the most part, sitting on the sidelines...
All the players are taking their places and Zero is out stumping for his minions.
The red diaper doper baby is pro-Islamist.
as usual , the good guys did not ‘take their shot’
Think of where the world might be today if wise and stalwart people had had the courage to eliminate Hitler in the 30’s .
Why do we keep making the same mistake ? Missing the same chances to avoid such massive suffering later on ?
IDF will surely regret this missed opportunity to bring it’s true and mortal enemy to swift justice .
He still has to defund the US Military...and fill it with committed communists/homosexuals, and has two years to do it.
If he gets eight years, he will have the complete devolution of American and Israeli power.
The Islamic/Marxist/Commies will be on the march, and untouchable.
Unfortunately, the “good guys” are much too civilized and comfy, here and in Israel.
I like your tagline. My son used it on his invitation card to his graduation ceremony. He got degrees in Chem. E. and Computer Science after almost flunking out of HS.
Our friends advised us to send him to a trade school. We’re so glad we ignored them.
If Lebanon chooses to fall in line under he cult of Islam, then they shall partake in the plagues that destroy Islam.
So are all these people wildly cheering for Ahmed extremist or moderate muslims. Just wondering.
LOL, so there is hope for my son?
Good story, you must be very proud!