Skip to comments.Sharon to US: Don't turn Israel into Czechoslovakia
Posted on 10/04/2001 12:16:59 PM PDT by ipaq2000
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Sharon is not war criminal.
He sued a paper that called him one - AND WON. So better be careful.
Poll: US-Israel ties stronger than ever
Jerusalem Post, by Dan Izenberg
American support for close US ties with Israel is stronger than ever following the September 11 attacks, a poll conducted by International Communications Research (ICR) shows. ICR, a leading American polling firm which does work for ABC News, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press, found that 92 percent of Americans endorse full cooperation between the US and Israel in combating terrorism, while 4% oppose such cooperation. Seventy-four percent of Americans favor either strengthening ties with Israel or maintaining the current, close relationship. Only 10% favor distancing the US from Israel.
And from another article:
"A frustrated Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted Wednesday that the US-led anti-terrorism campaign was not directed at Islam despite persistent reports in the Arab and Muslim world to the contrary.
"The fact that Israel is a strategic partner of ours and we support Israel and we will do everything to make sure Israel can live in peace and security, should not be seen, although I'm afraid it is often seen, as being anti-Arab."
Ah the Israeli government?
Like Cal Thomas - who is an American, Christian, Conservative journalist - the most widely read in the US?
"THE Bush administration appears ready to make a serious foreign policy mistake at the moment it is trying to stamp out the evil of terrorism as practiced by Osama bin Laden and his followers.
According to numerous press reports, the administration has linked the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians with unrest in the entire region and is now said to be ready to back the creation of a Palestinian state. It apparently believes such a state will diminish unrest and brutality in a neighborhood that has known little else for the 2,000 years Israel did not exist as a nation-state and in the ensuing 53 years that it has."
Follow link for more. Nope...it's not the Israeli govt. It's sane people.
Very cute, but no cigar.
(18:20) Reports: Ukrainian army shot down plane By Jerusalem Post Internet Staff, Ap
It is being reported here that the Ukranian army may have fired a missile that shot down the Sibir Airlines plane that crashed into the Black Sea this afternoon en route from Israel to Siberia.
A senior Ukranian nayy officer, Igor Larichev, said the missile accidentally hit the plane that was carrying some 75 - 77 passengers and crew.
However, a short time later, Ukraine's Defense Ministry issued a statement denying that it fired a missile that was capable of hitting the plane.
It is understood the Ukrainian army may have fired some 20 missiles today as part of military exercises in the area of the Black Sea.
"All the rockets used during the training exercise had guaranteed service lives and self-destruction mechanisms in case they deviated from their course," said Defense Minister Oleksandr Kuzmuk, according to a statement released by ministry spokesman Kostyantyn Khivrenko.
A U.S. Defense Department official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a land-based surface-to-air missile had been fired from the Crimean region of Ukraine.
Ukraine is the only country known to be conducting military exercises in the Black Sea area, the official said.
The downing of the airliner appeared to be accidental, the U.S. officials said.
Romanian and French pilots are also taking part in an air exercise in the region of Romania's Black Sea port of Constanta, Romanian officials have said. The exercise apparently includes the firing of air-to-ground missiles.
The Ukrainian exercises were conducted on Cape Onuk, in Crimea, about 250 kilometers (160 miles) from the site of the crash, on territory controlled by the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Ukrainian anti-aircraft, navy, rocket forces, aviation and artillery took part as well as Russian forces including shore-based forces and a guard ship.
Part of the exercise involved firing on an unmanned aircraft.
According to military officials, the exercise included anti-aircraft S-125, S-200 and S-300 rockets, which are similar to U.S. "Patriot" missiles, and R-300 tactical rockets.
"The direction of the firing and the distance do not correspond to the plane's explosion site either in theory or in practice. All the hits by the rockets used during the exercise were recorded by corresponding devices and reached their targets," Khivrenko, the Ukrainian defense spokesman, said.
"Moreover, the monitoring means of Ukraine's Air Defense Forces as well as those of the Ukrainian air traffic control did not record the presence of any civilian aircraft in the exercise area during the maneuvers."
He said that the targets were at a distance of 35-39 kilometers (21-24 miles).
Putin says he remains unconvinced that the plane was hit by accident.
That is unsubstantiated crap from a Muslim source.
I can find you REAL POLLS that show Muslims were split, and they in fact voted for Bubba Clinton IN DROVES.
Bush supports Israel out of principle anyway.
How about the money we give Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Mexico, and all the other countries we support? Please....
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