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Anyone else bothered by the current little war??

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31. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Condoleeza has made it clear that the US will not stop Israel, at least not yet. The USA want Syria to stop supporting Hezbollah so as to isolate Iran. Should Syria become neutral, I think it'll be interesting to see what happens next . . .

I'd be interested to see if that 'ploy' to isolate Iran works, I think it's a bit naive to think that as soon as Iran doesn't have Syria's support it'll solve all the problems with Hezbollah and the nuclear weapons 'issue'!? Tony Blair hasn't exactly come out strongly on the issue has he?

Quoting mikeyBoab

By the way, we've not been hearing much about North Korea of late, have we?

nor of Iran's nuclear inspections, negotiations etc!

32. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Quoting loubylou

Tony Blair hasn't exactly come out strongly on the issue has he?

He'll back he US likes he's trained to do. Actually, in fairness, he did offer to lead negotiations between the Israelis and Hezbollah (a somewhat ambitious undertaking) but the American response was something along the lines of "Thanks but no thanks"

33. Posted by aliyoung99 (Budding Member 56 posts) 10y

I heard on the news last night that a reporter queried the use of British troops in an international Security Stabilisation force. One Minister said it was an impossibility as UK troops were not to be used in that area. When the same Reporter asked an Ministry of Defence Spokesman they said that there weren't any troops to spare!

What a farce!

Lets all hope that something does come of these well overdue talks and that the senseless loss of life can be stopped before all out war breaks out. My thoughts are with the families of those killed on both sides of the conflict.

34. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

Quoting james

There are some criminals living in my street, so the police blockaded the road, ransacked every house, beat up anyone they could find, destroyed all the cars parked on the street, and then called it "a targeted response".

No wonder people dislike the cops.

I could use this analogy to write an up-to-date screenplay for a remake of the 1981 movie 'Fort Apache The Bronx', 15 minutes from Manhattan and a place where even the cops fear to tread.

The Bronx is surrounded by gangs of murderous thugs who's sole aim is to get into the neighbourhood and slaughter the inhabitants.
We have the Hummers on the South Side, the Hiz on the North Side and the Baathist Boyz on the East Side.
The Hiz are a chapter of the Ruhollah Rascals, the baddest of the bad. No-one messes with the Rascals.
The Rascals have armed the Hiz with a huge arsenal of modern rocketry aimed squarely at the streets and tenements of the Bronx, and they have no hesitation in using them.
The cops can do nothing but watch the Hiz from the ramparts.
Then all hell breaks loose.
The Hummers, supposedly on the verge of making some sort of peace with the Bronx, kidnap a cop.
Cops don't take kindly to having one of their own kidnapped then used as a blackmail tool, so they cross the street divide into the South Side to get him back.
The Rascals, under pressure from the mayor to stop them getting heavy-duty nukes, seize the opportunity and tell the Hiz to attack from the North Side.
The Hiz kill 8 cops and kidnap 2.
The cops tell the inhabitants on the North Side to get out, as they are coming to destroy the speakeasies, gin-joints, khathouses and criminal bases of the Hiz.
The Rascals scream hate and violence against the Bronx and vow all-out war.
Then the Ents woke up and found that they were strong.......................
(Now that's what I call plagiarism!!!!)

35. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Quoting aliyoung99

I heard on the news last night that a reporter queried the use of British troops in an international Security Stabilisation force. One Minister said it was an impossibility as UK troops were not to be used in that area. When the same Reporter asked an Ministry of Defence Spokesman they said that there weren't any troops to spare!

What a farce!

Lets all hope that something does come of these well overdue talks and that the senseless loss of life can be stopped before all out war breaks out. My thoughts are with the families of those killed on both sides of the conflict.

It seems the Brits have said that they would not contribute any troops to a UN peacekeeping force, as there basically aren't any to spare - I think this illustrates Mr Blair's over-enthusiasm in committing the country to, well, just about everything the US has undertaken militarily.

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