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    • David Hoffman
    • 08.10.06 | 12:34 (IST)

    Hamas has just refused all overtures and locked itself into the Iranian agenda whose motivation is religious and is centuries in the making. Whatever the mistakes of Israel and the USA and they are many, Levy has to ask himself, is the model of the Islamic republic which sees itself as perfect and seeks to dominate the world, to be resisted or not? Israeli blunders per se did not initiate the cause of Shia, but they certainly aroused the Lebanese Shia. The way things are going in the Middle East these days, it doesn't matter much what the commentators say. It is the time for the Mahdi vs. the second coming of Jesus. What is needed according to all opinions is outstanding leadership.

    from the article: The mystery of America
    First published 00:00 08.10.06 | Last updated 00:00 08.10.06
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