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    • Larry
    • 26.08.06 | 01:43 (IDT)

    If you have a bully and fail to put him in his place he has power over you. If you have the ability to knock him on his butt but fail to use it, you also enable him to continue. It seems that Europe, Asia, South America and the rest of the world don't seem to be too worried about Iran. Why deal with something today when you can put out the fires and bury the bodies later. Hizballah was allowed by the entire world to arm itself, allow Lebanon not to be in a position to take charge of its own affairs. Iran was in the position to arm Hizballah to the teeth and prepare for the showdown with Israel. Regardless of whether or not Hizballah was ready for the confrontation it fought effectively. Israels politicians crippled the army in not giving it the authority to deal with Hizballah initially and quickly. It chose to pacify Bush and Rice at its own expense. Now Israel will bear the brunt of Hizballah rearming itself, perhaps already and far too late for the UNIFIL reinforcements to succeed.

    from the article: Will Bush make Iran the only superpower?
    First published 00:00 25.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 25.08.06
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