The political outcome of the operation will become clear on January 22, but the strategic ramifications are more complex: Israel will have to find a new subcontractor to replace Ahmed Jabari as its border guard in the south.”
“Musharraf involved in the plot to kill Bhutto is a SECONDARY question?
Not acceptable, my friend. Musharraf and the military is responsible for Bhutto's assassination. And we, the United States, are responsible for Musharraf and the military being in power.
Make no mistake about this... ultimately it is OUR foreign policy that killed Bhutto.”
Rocketmind on Dec 28, 2007 at 13:33:22
“Indeed, sir, that is true. Dignity and Truth will prevail, and the depths of the Bush depravity that has infected so many will be Hourly revealed. Bush and Cheney have gone too far too often not to be accused of Treason.”
SunSinger on Dec 28, 2007 at 11:32:26
“How quick we are to deflect the focus from the actual killer: the man who pulled the trigger. Yes, I know, saying he did it is out of fashion for the prevailing liberal thought these days is that all that is bad in the world has arisen out of policies made in America.
Sorry, but that line of reasoning excuses just about everyone who actually is an extremist.”
“Maybe if the CIA hadn't mucked around in Pakistan, the Taliban wouldn't exist and neither would Al Queda. It is the CIA that created the extremists. It is the United States that has continued to support military dictatorships in Pakistan. This is not a Bush-Cheney issue, this is an issue of what has been standard U.S. policy in countries around the world.
If we continue to mistreat other countries, this type of thing will continue to happen.”
Rocketmind on Dec 28, 2007 at 13:37:17
“The CIA and FBI are involved in all terrorism- Shakespeare would have been very impressed with the theater they act out- "mistreat? the word is far too weak: US sanctioned 'genocide' is a more appropriate word.”
pkafin on Dec 28, 2007 at 09:07:17
“Well, yes and no.
Some of these things have momentum of their own. If the U.S. didn't exist, there would still be extremists in the world.
Organizations like the Taliban may very well have come into being even if the U.S. was an extremely isolated country.
So, while I agree that "If we continue to mistreat other countries, this type of thing will continue to happen", I do not agree taht if we cease to mistreat other countries, this type of thing will cease to exists. Likewise, without our help in the first place, these things would happen anyway.
Repressive governments, abused religions, and political assasinations predate the U.S. by thousands of years.”
“Getting rid of conservative Democrats sounds good to me. Kick out the jerks and get decent people into office that will do their job. We don't need the crappy leadership the Pelosi/Reid team has given us. Either that or a new party. Something. Anything.”
You can view the speech here in its entirety... take notice at the end of very long applause...
While the Chavez speech played here in the U.S. as something offensive or ridiculous,
the diplomats listening to the speech live at the UN gave Chavez a long applause.