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Friday, July 14, 2006

Lebanese PM: Bush Promised to Pressure Israel to Stop Attacks

Jihad Watch is reporting that U.S. President George W. Bush has promised Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora that he will press Israel to halt its attacks on Lebanon, a Lebanese government statement said Friday.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — U.S. President George W. Bush has promised Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora that he will press Israel to halt its attacks on Lebanon, a government statement said Friday.

A statement from Saniora's office said that Bush phoned Saniora at midday Friday (0900GMT) to discuss the deteriorating situation in Lebanon. Saniora asked Bush to push Israel to halt its airstrikes on Lebanese infrastructure.

"President Bush affirmed his readiness to put pressure on Israel to limit the damage to Lebanon as a result of the current military action, and to spare civilians from harm," the statement said.

Bush also phoned Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak early Friday to talk about escalating violence in Lebanon and Gaza, Egypt's official news agency reported.

The two leaders "tackled ways to contain the current exploding situation on the Lebanese stage" and violence in the Gaza Strip, it said.


At 8:07 PM, Blogger Ryoushi said...

Too all my freinds in Israel. Do what needs to be done. You have many here in the United States that will support you to the end.

If Bush pressures you we will pressure Bush to live up to his prommises to deal with Iran and Syria.


At 11:53 PM, Blogger Mover Mike said...

Let's hope Bush stays out of it.
For years we have expended energy on duiplomacy, land for peace, withdrawal, walls, UN Intervention, etc. We are no closer today to a solution than we were when we started. Face it, Palestinians and Arabs believe there is no solution that includes the existence of Israel in that place. And the Arabs don't respect anyone who uses tactics of weakness. No the solution is the same one we used with the Japanese to end that war:
CRUSH the opposition in the most brutal manner possible. This is war! Wipe out all thoughts in the enemy's mind that they can compete on the battlefield.
It happens in the arena. You hear players say we need to jump on them early and hard. We need to drive any thought from their minds that they can win.
I will follow any General into battle who has that attitude, because I know the suffering will be over soon.

At 2:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My read on this article is that Bush is doing exactly as he's telling, ie he isn't going to tell Israel to stop but to be careful about civilian casualties - just like the message he sent regarding Gaza. The strong message coming out of the US, and I'm proud to say Australia, is Israel has a right to defend itself, the terrorists are the cause of this, and Israel has a right to live in peace.

What will be interesting is if and when this escalates due to Hizbollah escalation, what the US does then.

At 2:34 AM, Blogger Jhn1 said...

When Bush pressures Israel, then Lebanon does not have to take any action to constrai (let alone control or eradicate) Hez.
If the US House would not impeach President Bush that same day, he would gladly sell Israel down the drain, as would the US Senate.
Go Israel, with the US house to constrain President Bush, you have a single shot to reduce the oponents ranged against you and restore a little bit of the deterrence that '67 and '73 bought you before Oslo and the roadmap pissed it away.

At 4:44 AM, Blogger Pastorius said...

As this turned out to be a bogus story, it would be nice if you would print a retraction.


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