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Friday, August 18, 2006

Communist cyber-espionage, Iran rearming Hezbollah, and a possible SNK nuke test

That's just three of the first four items.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on August 18, 2006 in International Affairs | Permalink


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3. a possible SNK nuke test

You may want to edit your post. I only count 3 items.

Posted by: jmrSudbury | 2006-08-18 11:21:03 AM

Thanks, jmr, it's been fixed.

Posted by: D.J. McGuire | 2006-08-18 11:45:29 AM

Rather than trying to stop the flow of weapons to Hezbollah, why not prevent the flow from the sources, Iran and Syria? I suggest a blockade of Iran. I think Syria could be brought to good behaviour the way Lybia was a few years back.

Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2006-08-18 3:11:38 PM

It's time to go after the Madman of Iran. The free world can prevent a castrophic event in the Middle East by putting this evil regime down and stop it's arming of Lebanon to fight Israel. We have to realize that Hezbollah is Lebanon, they are together in this fight, otherwise the official Lebanese government would have control and stop the terrorist element. Fact is they are so entrenched in Lebanese society, brothers would be fighting brothers. It's not going to happen, we have to realize they are a team, Hezbollah and the official Lebanese government are in tandem against Israel. Gotta ask, how can the Western democracies be so gullable, so dense, so bloody stupid?

Posted by: Liz J | 2006-08-18 3:37:09 PM


"I suggest a blockade of Iran"

Well, if you really want to go to the source, you should be suggesting a blockade of China and Russia.

And of course, no purchasing Iran oil. You ready to pay double your fuel prices?

Posted by: Ian Scott | 2006-08-18 3:44:16 PM

Well put. Does this not thus indicate the difficulty in dealing with varying regimes? Different policies are required. Some require force, some embargoes, some engagement.

Alas, the fallout of this, however, does invite charges by the simplistic and uninformed ideologues. Charges like hypocrisy and supporting brutal dictators.

Maybe W. and past US gov't aren't all that evil after all. Something to consider.

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-08-18 6:17:36 PM

Oh no, not the oil argument again.

Contrary to popular belief, America (or Canada) deciding to no longer import oil from one country is not enough to mess with the long-term price of oil. Europe will buy from Iran what North America doesn't, and the oil supplier that gets crowded out by Iran in Europe (I'm thinking the Saudis and/or the Russians) will want to make up for it by selling to North America.

The regimes of Iran and Syria have to go. I am confident that with the right help, the anti-tyranny forces in these countries can take their countries back from Assad and Khameini.

I'm with H2O: W isn't "evil," but to borrow a quote from Maggie Thatcher, he looks like he's "going wobbly."

Posted by: D.J. McGuire | 2006-08-18 9:28:47 PM

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