Carol Platt Liebau: A Spreading Conflict?

Saturday, July 15, 2006

A Spreading Conflict?

Israel says that Iran was involved in firing a Hezbollah missile that damaged an Israeli warship. It's worth noting that the missiles being fired at Israel are reportedly Iranian made. Sources in the linked story likewise say that about 100 Iranian soldiers are actively assisting Hezbollah.

This, of course, at least opens the possibility that the conflict could, quite possibly, spread over to Iran.

It also seems that Israel has delivered an ultimatum to Syria.

Happily, President Bush has laid the blame for the conflict where it belongs -- at the feet of Syria and Hezbollah. What will be interesting to see is whether Iran will likewise be fingered, if and when it becomes crystal clear that it's playing a role in the conflict, and what our response (if any) will be.

It's hard to imagine that Iran would act openly to assist Hezbollah if it hadn't been emboldened by the domestic response (on the left) to the war in Iraq, and to the perception, assiduously spread by the MSM, that things are going poorly there. But the feckless, impotent UN (which has, as Robert Satloff reports here) allowed Iran to develop nukes without any meaningful sanction, bears an even bigger share of the blame.

How ironic it will be if all the "peaceniks" in the US and in the UN are responsible for a bigger Middle East conflagration -- having encouraged the Iranians to escalate the conflict by sending the signal that the US has no stomach for battle, and the UN no will to stop wrong-doers.


Blogger Duke-Stir said...

The crazy lady has become frenetic and panicked as she scurries to preemptively lay blame for the imminent bloodbath in the Middle East on Cindy Sheehan.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Carol says it is all Cindy Sheehan's fault.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Carol thinks you all are morons.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Carol says 70% of Americans are dumb, delusional, and treasonous.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Carol writes of an Iran "...emboldened by the domestic response (on the left) to the war in Iraq, and to the perception, assiduously spread by the MSM, that things are going poorly there."

Carol, what planet are you living on? Have you read ANYTHING other than Our Great Leader's talking points in the past two weeks? Baghdad has erupted with sectarian mass murders and reprisals. Thirty people were just today kidnapped from an Olympics committee meeting there.

Your indignant and brazen denial of this situation eradicates what little credibility you were already clinging to.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

C'mon Duke. Let's be honest, it isn't Bush's failed policies and strategies in Iraq and Afghanistan that give the enemy encouragement. It is Cindy Sheehan and the terrorists reading the NYT with their morning cup of tea.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...


9:36 AM  
Blogger suek said...

This is a very long article, but a very good discussion. May be too long for those with a short attention span...

10:24 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Tiny url's for tiny minds.

10:25 AM  
Blogger LQ said...

The American left sends the message to the terrorists that we will not fight them and if we do, we will quit when the going gets tough. Obviously, this encourages Hezbollah, Iran and Syria, etc. President Bush and the leaders of Israel know that whenever and wherever we fight terrorists, the going will be tough, but we must press through.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

More war to make more money for Bush and his cronies.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Iq, You're right, we must,
press through. Can you imagine if the lefties, such as the ones on this blog ever got into power?
When I read their nonsence,
it makes me fight and press
through even harder!

11:56 AM  
Blogger wrabkin said...


If you want to "fight and press through even harder," there are recruiting stations in every city in the country. If you believe this war is a good idea, you might want to do something like, say, help fight it.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I think Iran has a clearer understanding of what's going on in Iraq than the American and European media does. I think that's why they are stepping up their insanity.

They see victory for freedom in Iraq. And that scares the crap out of them. Their people are already thirsty for freedom. If it were to take root and grow in Iraq, their regime would be finished.

They are willing to do anything to hold on to power - anything.

11:33 AM  

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