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Arab Support for Hezbollah Grows

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posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 02:16 PM
Arab countries at first condemned Hezbollah for bringing a conflict Lebanon was innocent of onto Lebanon's soil. But as Israel kept infringing into Lebanon and Lebanese civilian casualties kept rising, the Arabs condemnation of Hezbollah is falling. Arab leaders now feel they may have overstated their position due to the feedback from their people and the actions that Israel has taken that they hadn't foreseen or expected.
CAIRO, Egypt - Many Arab leaders responded with too quick with condemnation when Hezbollah militants kidnapped two Israeli soldiers this month. Some of the harshest words were from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Sunni Muslim-led U.S. allies that both said the Shiite militants' "adventures" risked destabilizing the Middle East.

But as the fighting stretches into its third week and the civilian casualties climb from Israel's Lebanese offensive, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries are shifting the focus of their criticism from Hezbollah to Israel.

"The Zionist-American plan aims as dismantling resistance and redrawing the map under the banner of a new Middle East where the supreme hegemony is for Israeli entity only," Mohammed Habib, deputy leader of Egypt's main opposition Muslim Brotherhood, told The Associated Press. "All sects (of Islam) are in need for unity to deter the enemy."

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Not only is Israel apparently killing too many civillians in the eyes of the world and starting to turn the Arab countries against Israel, but now there are chants in Cairo, "The Jews and the Americans are killing our brothers in Lebanon."

I actually think th U.N. needs to get on the border quickly in force and help the Lebanese Army maintane a force on the border with Israel to keep Hezbollah away from the border.

If Israel doesn't start being more careful of their targets, they just might find themselves with a lot more countries aiding Hezbollah and everybody against them.

[edit on 28-7-2006 by Keyhole]

[edit on 28-7-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]

posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 03:41 PM
Yesterday I saw the mother, stepfather and brother of one of the two Israeli soldiers captured in the attack on the border that started (or so they say) all this in a press-conference or something like that saying that if this is all because of the captured soldiers, then it as a failure.

They know as much as they did about their son/brother, the possibilities of recovering him are starting to look less and less likely, and around 700 people (on both sides) have been killed.

I have also seen some demonstrations is Israel, one of those demonstrations gathered Jews and Arabs together, against a war that is killing almost only civilians.

So I do not find it surprising that the Arab countries are starting to get tired of this war that appears to have the only purpose of destroy Lebanon, a country that was trying to recover from years of wars and one of the countries in that region with a large Christian population.

posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 04:42 PM
Perhaps we still have time to ask congress to block the sale of Jet fuel to Israel to keep up their campaign of war crimes.

Write your representatives now and ask them to block this sale as a means of protest. If maintaining peace means targetting and destroying civilian housing, then perhaps we should use our own jets to maintain peace on Tel Aviv.

posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 06:08 PM
Occurs Arabs countries will support Hezbollah and lebanon, who else will they support . . .

posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 09:08 PM
If Bush had a brain
I know a fantesy right...he would contact Israel and the Palestinian authority and all the other partners in this brutal stupidity and arrange an agreement that foriegn ALL aid to ALL sides be terminated immediately and continued until they come to the negotation table. But then that would mean he would have to talk to Syria and Iran as well and he is too dumb to see the advantage in that. They know good and well all the rhetoric about pushing Israel into the see is just talk and talk for domestic consumption which means that their backing is being done for some other gain, for leverage....well fine find out what they want and take it from there but stop Israel too, their arrogance has made them into their own worst enemy.

posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 09:14 PM
The worst of it is . . . that US involvement in supplying weapons to Israel and approving the attacks and the conflict has put us just right beside Israel again as the enemy of the middle east.

Like we need another conflict when our troops are up to their nose in Iraq and been targeted alone with the population of Iraq.

Our country politicians sure knows how to make friends.

But I wonder if actually friends is what the present administration wants to make in the middle east . . .

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