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Bloviating Zeppelin: Soon: A War In The Middle East?

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Soon: A War In The Middle East?

Will there be open war in the Middle East? As soon as this week or next?

Emblazoned at the top of the DrudgeReport is the photo of a teenager sitting on a table. This is a photograph of the young soldier, in civilian clothing, captured by the Palestinians. Already tanks and soldiers and guns are lined up at Gaza ready to recapture this lone soldier.

Egypt is already marshaling forces along its border with Gaza.

Israel Defense Forces troops launched a major arrest operation overnight, detaining 64 of the Palestinian Authority's Hamas ruling party's cabinet ministers and parliamentarians in the West Bank, as well as another 23 military activists. G8 (Group of 8 "industrialized") countries are "concerned" over the very recent move. Israel say officially that the move had been planned "weeks ago." The predicating event was the capture of the soldier? We shall see.
Today the future of the Middle East could hang on the fate of this otherwise unremarkable 19-year-old.

What happens to Corporal Shalit will almost certainly determine whether the region is plunged into a new cycle of violence, or whether the Middle East peace process can somehow be revived.

If Corporal Shalit is killed while in the hands of militants linked to Hamas, any prospect of a rapprochement between Israel and a Hamas-led Palestinian Government will vanish for years to come, perhaps for ever.
It is clear that Israel is militarily poised to, minimally, recapture the soldier. It may elect to do much more.
It is events such as these upon which hinging points like these are created.
Possible logical extensions?
To include outright war by aligned Islamic states against Israel?
Where would the US stand?
Then where would the countries recently acquiring contracts with ME oil stand, such as Russian and China?
And where would this lead?


Blogger TexasFred said...

Israel has, at our behest, sat back and 'took' a lot more than they EVER should have, you can only take so much... And I think Israel is ready to 'settle all tabs'... I hope they kill every rag wearing asshole in the M.E.

Thu Jun 29, 11:00:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Well, since the Supremes have now turned Terrorist organizations into States, we can now declare proper war on all of those that have done so to the US since 1945.

Of course I have been recommending that ever since we found out it was Transnational Terrorism behind 9/11...

Thu Jun 29, 11:31:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF: You and I BOTH know that had the most minute FRACTION of this shit occurred on US soil we would have marshaled our entire B-52 force and reduced those responsible to rubble --

AJ: See my newest post.

I am so ashamed to be under American law at this point.


Thu Jun 29, 11:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

BZ, 100% correct but you're REALLY gonna piss of the Head Bitch in charge of the 'Bush is God' crowd...

How DARE you not totally agree with EVERYTHING the government TELLS you...

That's how THEY look at it..

I feel it is our duty to challenge EVERYTHING...

Thu Jun 29, 12:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Fred and All: A CONSERVATIVE first and a Republican second, in my estimation.

In this instance, Bush is absolutely correct to be incensed over the SCOTUS decision.


Thu Jun 29, 01:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

I am a Jacksonian. To hell with the labels trying to describe ideology... I want my Country back!

And I get this feeling I am *not* alone in that across this Nation of Ours.

I lay this at the feet of the two-party system and its ideologues. Polarized their positions, calcified the public discourse and petrified the Government. It is all brittle now, thanks to the inaction by these parties for decades. This Nation cannot bend because of them... how much more until the stress builds up and it breaks?

Thu Jun 29, 05:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AJ: I am wondering, precisely, the same thing.


Fri Jun 30, 08:47:00 PM PDT  

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