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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

How do you spell Sudetenland? I-R-A-Q

There is so much that is, in my view, important in the News of the Weekend (in no small part because it took me so long to post it): Communist China subverting UN sanctions against Stalinist North Korea, more reaction to Stephen Harper's strength in regards to the ChiComs, a disturbing report on how the Communist navy is not trying to catch up to the United States but is actually succeeding, and much, much more.

However, the one that jumps out at me, still, is the fourth item: the all-but-certain Syrian hit job on Lebanese Minister Pierre Gemayel.  This comes just as the Syrian regime is taking in praise and pleas for "help on Iraq" from pundits all over the U.S.

One would think that brazen acts such as this might wake the American chattering class out of its stupor.  One will likely be proven wrong.  After all, if we're so determined to let Syria and Iran carve up Iraq, no one should expect us to raise too much of a stink if the other Middle Eastern nation trying to build itself into an anti-terrorist democracy is snuffed out by Damascus.

I've heard numerous reference to 1938; I've usually found them problematic.  I'm not so sure anymore.  If anything, November 2006 has shown us "Iraq" is actually Arabic for "Sudetenland."

Posted by D.J. McGuire on November 22, 2006 in International Affairs | Permalink

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Is it 1935 or 1939?

The comparison holds very well with 1935. The crocodile is trying to eat up Lebanon and Irak now. It ate Koweit and Afghanistan but had to throw them out!
But it is still hungry.

I highly recommend Whalid Shoebat and the book by Brigitte Gabriel, Because They Hate Us,
order: 1-800-854-9899.

I think we all should wake up before the crocodile eats us. Remember, If Hitler had been stopped in 1935, 100 million deaths could have been prevented and horrendous suffering.

Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2006-11-22 6:43:43 AM


This article by Walid Pares is looking eerily prescient. It is titled "Hezbollah's offensive in Lebanon has begun" and was published a full week before the assassination.

Expect Hezbollah to destabilize the Lebanese government, force an election, use terrorism to manipulate the result of the election and take control of Lebannon; all before the Americans figure out how to deal with a Democratic Congress and Senate.

http://worlddefensereview.com/phares111306.shtml

Posted by: Pete E | 2006-11-23 12:58:18 AM



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