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Key Arab Leaders Support U.S./Israeli Offensive Against Hezbollah

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by KenH, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    ' For the United States, the broader goal is to strangle the axis of Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria and Iran, which the Bush administration believes is pooling resources to change the strategic playing field in the Middle East, U.S. officials say.

    Whatever the outrage on the Arab streets, Washington believes it has strong behind-the-scenes support among key Arab leaders also nervous about the populist militants -- with a tacit agreement that the timing is right to strike.

    "What is out there is concern among conservative Arab allies that there is a hegemonic Persian threat [running] through Damascus, through the southern suburbs of Beirut and to the Palestinians in Hamas," said a senior U.S. official who requested anonymity because of sensitive diplomacy. "Regional leaders want to find a way to navigate unease on their streets and deal with the strategic threats to take down Hezbollah and Hamas, to come out of the crisis where they are not as ascendant." '

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  2. Joseph_Botwinick

    Joseph_Botwinick <img src=/532.jpg>Banned

    Nov 12, 2000
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    This is certainly good news, but not unexpected from those of us who see clearly that Iran and Syria doesn't control everyone.

    Joseph Botwinick
  3. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

    Jul 4, 2004
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    Let us pray that we are not misled again. Not that the USA has been misled alot in our mid east policy, but we could do with a couple of years of peace so that the AMERICAN can pay for most of the worlds expenditures on peace.
  4. genesis12

    genesis12 Member

    Dec 26, 2005
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    You can take it to the bank that what we see on the news about the Middle East in no way compares to what is going on privately between the governments of the various nations.