Monday, July 24, 2006

Condoleeza VS. Condoleeza




Since the Presidents comments to Tony Blair at the G8 Summit we have known that the U.S. has been staunchly opposed to a cease fire, calling it a “false promise”
and ‘not addressing the cause of the problem’. Today Condi is singing a very different tune, the headlines read “Rice Says Cease Fire is Urgent”
.

So why? Well if I could tell you what kinds of crazy deals are brokered behind closed doors and what words are spoken I’d be a very important person. What is being said is that the conditions of the cease fire would have to be “right”. Well for who, it’s not hard to tell. If you think Israel is going to bombard a whole country and not accomplish what they went there for in the first place, you’re living in a fantasy land, some utopist land that I’d love to visit. Send me a post card or something if your there.

Here’s what I imagine Israel’s cease fire conditions contain. (This is super risky because if none of this comes out to be true I’ll never hear the end of it. If it does end up to be true I’ll look like a political genius…but no one will care. Whatever I like to gamble.)

-The disarmament of Hezbollah.

-The stationing of Israeli troops in south Lebanon for an indefinite amount of time.

-The return of captured solders (of course).

And

-Something regarding Syria, that part is dicey and yet to be seen.

What can Lebanon hope to gain?

-Very little

-Not much

-Probably nothing

And

-Possibly erasing their multi-billion dollar debt. (Which would mean Lebanon would have to do most of the dirty work of disarming Hezbollah, which Prime Minister Seniora has refused to do on several occasions.

It remains to be seen if any good can come out of this situation, until then I’m on strike regarding this topic. (Unless something SUPER juicy happens in between, like Iran sending in 100,000 troops. That would be interesting, no?)


P.S. What do you think Condoleeza is talking about in this picture. It's one of those pics that are ripe for a punch line like, "Insert Joke Here"

6 Comments:

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

If Iran sends troops, despite the happiness some Shia will feel at having a somewhat toothy champion, standing up to the US and Israel, it can only end as badly as it always does for the Arabs. My Jordanian/Palestinian friend, Malik and I had a discussion where upon I said, that if the Muslims believe everything has been predetermined, they should believe that Allah wants the Israelis to be where they are, because everytime an Arab country makes a stand against Israel, Israel expands their occupation. Over and over again. If there is a God, he definitely is on the side of the occupation. The Israelis do not give up territories in response to violence, quite the opposite, they give up territories during times of relative peace. So why do the Muslims think that God is on the side of violence,(by the Arabs)? Obviously, if you believe in God, he has made the most powerful country in the world friends to the Israelis. Not that it's much of a blessing to occupy another country and subjugate a people. It really isn't much fun. You have to wonder about that. Malik's uncles in Jordan say, "It is not our time yet, but it will be!" What makes them think that? Just exactly when will be the Arab's time, how many more people do they have to kill, before they earn the blessings of Allah? How to they know when to quit? It's time for them to join the developing civilized world, I say!

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

In the pic, Condi is mocking Kim Jong Il's manhood, or lack thereof. She says hers is bigger!

 
At 11:25 PM, Blogger Twosret said...

Yaa'ni ya shobrawy ana naa'sa kaman el statistics betaa'tak da badal ma tesaa'deny shewia fee el rad :)

 
At 1:24 AM, Blogger D.B. Shobrawy said...

Tworset, I was wondering when youd stop by.

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger Twosret said...

you have a nice blog here :) I really like it! I'm afraid I will be followed by the crowd from SM :)

May be I should hide here.

 
At 1:55 AM, Blogger Twosret said...

I would say that Rice is measuring how much the US have contributed to peace lately :)

 

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