I made ten bold predictions on 19 May 2008. Some of the trends suggest that my predictions seem to be on target.
Watching James Baker on his book tour, I couldn’t help but notice how many times he talked about Hizb’allah as the “Party of God”. In the same interview, he glowed over the GOP. I started thinking about how the GOP is convinced it is the “Party of God”. What’s the difference between the two groups, and what might be some good clues to determine if someone is or isn’t in the “Party of God”?
The Washington Post reported the United States has warned Syria, Hezbollah and Iran not to topple the “U.S. backed democratically elected Lebanese government”. Once again, poor U.S. foreign policy has created inroads for those trying to pull down democracies in yet another country, as Hezbollah seeks to increase its power in the reconstructed “Unity Government” of Lebanon. If the U.S. backs Lebanon now, why did the back Israel during the campaign? No wonder US foreign policy is hated everywhere…except Washington.
The Minutemen and Sons of Liberty of the American Revolution are Today’s “Unlawful Combatants” – Part Three
In this final segment we investigate a few more rules that dictate the Geneva Convention’s “prisoners of war” definition, we compare terrorism by Hamas, Hizb’allah to the Minutemen and Sons of Liberty. We also follow the money trail and discover who was financially supporting our founding fathers, not unlike Iran and Syria backing Hizb’allah. There’s an old saying of “those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it”, and we desperately are ignorant of our own “terrorist” roots.
The Minutemen and Sons of Liberty of the American Revolution are Today’s “Unlawful Combatants” – Part Two
Definitions are of little value unless they can be applied to living examples. We begin to comare the arguments against Hizb’allah, Hamas, and Al-Qaeda agaisnt “other” terrorist groups – like the Sons of Liberty and the Minutemen of the American Revolution. You thought these were “patriots”? Think again. According to the way the Bush White House defines “terrorists” and “unlawful combatants”, our forefathers were terrorists. “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.”
This is part two of my analysis of the month-long Hezbollah-Israel war. I also continue to look towards the next conflict that could come to the Mid-East.
A no-nonsense analytical view of the month-long conflict between Hezbollah and Israel. An in-depth piece on both sides strategies during the war—with an eye to the future.
An ‘enhanced’ snapshot of the ongoing Middle East conflict is attracting questions about media manipulation and ethics