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  • canucanoe1 canucanoe1 Feb 17, 2005 6:47 AM Flag

    Friedman sees US strategy success

    Alpha, why don't you? Friedman today added more accolades to the new American Middle East strategy. He sees that Lebanon found our commitments to the Middle East, yes... commitments of blood and muscle, allow it to seek its independence from an occupier since the Carter Administration. Yes, for 25+ years, the US stood by and permitted Syria to squash Lebanon, milk it dry. Only when we committed to the Middle East the necessary ingredient, force, did Lebanese have the wherewithal to act against a Dictatorship. Someday, you will open your eyes.

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    • Canu, the logic in your post, and Friedman's column, is that US troops have to bring democracy to Lebanon.
      Did you know that Russia sold Syria some new missiles.
      I dont think Syria will have any problem brushing aside any democratic revolutions in Lebanon.
      I wonder where Syria will aim those missiles?
      I dont know, I cant think of any place.
      Hmmm. I'm drawing a blank. Could it be.....ISRAEL????

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      • mr_analchord, I don't see how you jumped to that conclusion. I do not feel that US troops must take Lebanon. Totally unnecessary. What I wrote is that by showing muscle in Iraq we have changed Middle East dynamics. We have given support, and hope, to those that are not radicals. To the Middle East middle class. And they are exerting themselves to better their lives at the expense of the Dictators of the Middle East. The 'child' Dictator of Syria will continue to retreat until his 'court' gets fed up with him. He really is in trouble. Ostracized by the West with blood thirsty supporters, his bed is made. They will move against him when he makes their life uncomfortable. Their succeeding effort to establish a new dictatorship will not work and Syria will move to democracy or a civil war. I give it 3 years. Saddam's Baath party will play a role in Syria. Isreal just needs to wait. Just as we did for decades with the USSR.

    • REGARDING: Alpha, why don't you? Friedman today added more accolades to the new American Middle East strategy.

      RESPONSE: Harvey..., you will never open your eyes.
      Even when faced with the results within the next year, you will not believe or agree.
      Friedman appears to be astride a horse he loves or is being paid to ride, but doesn't realize he is on the wrong horse.

    • Michael, why do you juxtapose your full thought against a very short soundbite from a more encompassing thought of mine? You are quite the sleazy one...

    • don't count on it..he has been "indoctrinated"

    • ME: This is far worse than Vietnam.

      YOU: I don't know. Vietnam was more overtly destructive of our nation's ethical character.

      ME: I suggest that this is far more destructive to our Nation's character, i.e., by multiples.
      Just because there was RECOGNITION during the Vietnam era does not overcome the magnitude of this atrocity.
      This is far more insidious, as this President has slowly, employing lies and fear, dragged us along with him into this morass.
      He is a cancer of the worst kind.
      He will have stained our collective consciousness for generations.

    • REGARDING: Michael, why do you juxtapose your full thought against a very short soundbite from a more encompassing thought of mine? You are quite the sleazy one...

      RESPONSE: The balance of your post was meaningless, i.e., without meaning or merit, especially in relationship to your definitive statement that there were no increased hatred towards our Nation.

    • RE: Even when faced with the results within the next year,

      >> you are some kinda fortune teller...you have a crystal ball AND you now how to read it....huuummmmmmmmm

      ++ better stick with hindsight...no room for error that way!!!

    • REGARDING: hey read your favorite and and yourself the question...

      RESPONSE: Sorry, but that is too cryptic for my finite abilities, i.e., I have no idea what you are stating. My bad!
      LOL

    • Okay.

      One thing about LBJ, JFK and Dick Nixon, at least, I didn't feel they were leading us into a fascistic totalitarian state!!!

      George Bush is a small fry, a pawn or prawn, controlled by others who think their way is the only way.

      One of the most devious things is the mafiosa technique of giving the religious right control over a woman's body in exchange for dictatorial powers.

    • Michael, this is rubbish:

      >>>REGARDING: Michael, why do you juxtapose your full thought against a very short soundbite from a more encompassing thought of mine? You are quite the sleazy one...

      RESPONSE: The balance of your post was meaningless, i.e., without meaning or merit, especially in relationship to your definitive statement that there were no increased hatred towards our Nation. <<<

      The balance of my post explained that the hatred you feel is new is just existing exposed hatred. Quite germaine to this discussion. Your editing was self motivated chest pounding and disengenuous. More self absorbment that you are famous for.

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