See this page for links to articles on OpEdNEws that articulate both sides on the issues in the middle east. It is the goal of OpEdNews to air opinions from both sides to stretch the envelope of discussion and communication. Hate statements are not accepted. Discussions of issues and new ideas for solutions are encouraged. .Okay. Explain this to me once again. With the Middle East already in incredible turmoil, how come George W. Bush keeps egging Israel on to commit even bigger and more outrageous acts of belligerence which anybody with half a brain KNOWS is guaranteed to cause even more problems in the Middle East?
Why does Bush constantly keep giving Israel all sorts of horrendous weapons and really gross war plans?
Why is Bush doing this, knowing full well that Israelis are sitting right in the middle of almost a billion people who are already really really angry at them?
According to journalist Robert Parry, "Amid the political and diplomatic fallout from Israel's faltering invasion of Lebanon, some Israeli officials are privately blaming President George W. Bush for egging Prime Minister Ehud Olmert into the ill-conceived military adventure against the Hezbollah militia in south Lebanon. Bush conveyed his strong personal support for the military offensive during a White House meeting with Olmert on May 23, according to sources familiar with the thinking of senior Israeli leaders." May 23?
It seems to me that Bush doesn't give a rat's behind about Israel. If Israel gets blown off the face of the map in this humongous showdown at high noon on Arab Street, who would benefit? George W. Bush!
"Jane, what are you thinking?" I'm not really sure. But, judging from his actions in the last six years, it seems to me that Bush's foremost Middle Eastern policy is to kill as many Arabs/Muslims/whatever in the region as he can in order to destabilize oil prices.
If I were the Prime Minister of Israel, I would learn to swim fast -- and keep away from those sharks in Washington who are looking for blood. Muslim blood? Jewish blood? Christian blood? Do you honestly think that sharks can tell the difference? Do you honestly think that sharks care?
PS: Let's move on to the next obvious step, boys and girls. "Sharks also can't tell the difference between foreign blood and American blood either." You think that I'm wrong? Then you need to go chat with the Downing Street boys -- or the Jersey Girls.