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    • Ben Gurion
    • 04.08.06 | 03:00 (IDT)

    European countries, having been of roughly similar size, have developed the need to use diplomacy and use as a stabilizing mechanism the principle of balance of power. The US lacks this basic skill. At best it could deal with the cold war reality by "containment". But now that the US is the only super power left, all balance is gone, and neo-imperialism is back in the form of neocon ideology. When you fear nothing, it is easy to imagine enemies and make new ones. Hizsballah and Hamas are resistance movements and have nothing to do with worldwide jihad. Why does the US put the on their terror lists? The Europeand DO NOT, because they understand the world better. And since Syria supports these organizations (in order to pressure Israel into returning the Golan), Syria also becomes a supporter of terrorism in US eyes; not European eyes. The US now does not talk to Syria. Only Europe can see a more realistic picture that can bring a final end to Hizballah.

    from the article: Between two friends
    First published 00:00 03.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 03.08.06
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