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Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 at
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It’s all about timing folks….
Guardian – United States to Israel: you have one more week to blast Hizbullah: The US is giving Israel a window of a week to inflict maximum damage on Hizbullah before weighing in behind international calls for a ceasefire in Lebanon, according to British, European and Israeli sources. The Bush administration, backed by Britain, has blocked efforts for an immediate halt to the fighting initiated at the UN security council, the G8 summit in St Petersburg and the European foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels. “It’s clear the Americans have given the Israelis the green light. They [the Israeli attacks] will be allowed to go on longer, perhaps for another week,” a senior European official said yesterday. Diplomatic sources said there was a clear time limit, partly dictated by fears that a prolonged conflict could spin out of control.
Hooray. A carefully-controlled burn courtesy of the clever folks what brought us the ‘short war’ in Iraq. It is my considered* opinion that what we need to do is get Britain to get the U.S. to stop doing this shit.
(*Actually, I’m making this up as I go along.)