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    • Ben Gurion
    • 02.08.06 | 03:00 (IDT)

    The US Neocons were able to sell Dumbya the notion that Hizballah is part of worldwide terror fighting Western Civilization. The US State Department also conducts itself according to this belief. (Do they actually believe it? I am not sure.) But Hizballah is a liberation organization, aiming its efforts against Israel alone, not against the West. Interestingly, the EU has recently excluded Hizballah from its terror list, as did Russia. One would have thought that realizing that Hizballah operates in a country with a large number of Christians and Druze would have suggested to the ideologues that the Hizb are not worldwide jihadists. Wouldn't it have been natural for them to begin the Jihad work at home? But ideology overcomes common sense. It is good for Israel that the US is on its side, even for imaginary reasons. But it is bad that the US has now lost any credibility in the Arab world. And it is bad that the US can no longer serve to put some sense into Israel's own head.

    from the article: ANALYSIS: Giving the war an image of victory, not a draw
    First published 00:00 01.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 01.08.06
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