With friends like this, does Siniora need enemies? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • tuairimiocht
    • 16.01.07 | 13:17 (IST)

    "Syria is trying to topple the Siniora government in Lebanon, a government which the United States is trying to aid." What is this aid exactly? A pro-Siniora speech by George Bush? In the Arab world, that is incitement to assassination. Or maybe praise for the democracy of Lebanon? Well, last summer, that same democracy was held to account for actions committed by non-state Lebanese militants in Israel. Israel bombed Lebanon for 31 days, causing 1,000 civilian casualties, a large number of whom were children. US-made (and financed) F16s screamed over Beirut and bombed the city. Unexploded US cluster bombs litter south Lebannon maiming children. This happened with the approval and even support of the US administration. With friends like this, does Siniora even need enemies? And finally, his Syrian opponents probably did far more to stabalize Lebanon during their involvement there, than the US ever did.

    from the article: Olmert: No government officials involved in secret Syria talks
    First published 00:00 16.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.01.07
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