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Israel Strikes Before an Ally Departs

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ps104_33, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

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    Many Middle East experts say Israel timed its move against Hamas, which began with airstrikes on Dec. 27, 24 days before Mr. Bush leaves office, with the expectation of such backing in Washington. Israeli officials could not be certain that President-elect Barack Obama, despite past statements of sympathy for Israel’s right of self-defense, would match the Bush administration’s unconditional endorsement.



    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/05/washington/05diplo.html?_r=2
     
  2. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

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    Whatever the reason, good for them.
     
  3. windcatcher

    windcatcher New Member

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    IMO Israel has exercised restraint and patience far too long. Though I think Bush's administration has supported Israel, I don't think it is a unconditional as some report. :(
     
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