Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice successfully delayed a cease-fire so that the Israeli military could continue its anti-Hizballah campaign in Lebanon last year. This was , she told 1,000 dead and half a million refugees the "birth pangs of a new Middle East."
The US sanctioned war on the Lebanon was allowed to continue when midwife Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President George W. Bush stitched up (aided by the French and Blair) a worthless, toothless UN Security Council resolution, it didn't call for Israel's withdrawal from its neighboring Arab sovereign state. It gave imperialist partner of the US the excuse and the green light to continue the carnage.
Lebanon was just the latest of the U.S.' many fronts in its "war on terror," then 5 years old.
This stony faced mantra of terror, terrorism and terrorists has worn thin with everybody but the hawks of Tel Aviv and Washington - and Whitehall. These simplistic labels of convenience advance no argumenty, address no core issues or problems, deceive nobody. Hamas and Hezbollah are terrorists in the same vein cried the beltway gangstas, lumping them disingenuously with Al Qaeda and the Iranians.
As ever, disclosed by the open microphone at the G8 summit, Tony Blair admitted he was George's and the AIPAC hawks willing lackey. "Yo Blair" conceded he could"talk" but "Condi" could act. George identified the problem ..."what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it's over.'
Taliban, Ahmenidijad, Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Quaeda .. it's always someone else's fault.
We can see the pieces falling into place - as described by Pat Buchanan at Antiwar.com
What is going on? The most logical explanation is that the White House is providing advance justification for air strikes on camps of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that are allegedly providing training for and transferring weapons to Afghan and Iraqi insurgents. And if the United States conducts those strikes, Iranians will unite around Ahmadinejad, and Tehran will order retaliatory strikes against U.S. targets in Iraq and perhaps across the Middle East.
President Bush will then have his casus belli to take out Natanz and all the other Iranian nuclear facilities, as the Israelis and the neocons have been demanding that he do. This would mean a third Middle Eastern war for America, with a nation three times as large and populous as Iraq. Perhaps it is time to begin constructing a new wing on Walter Reed.