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Israel model for Iraq June 28, 2007

Posted by Some Muslim in Iraq War, Israel, USA.
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George Bush must be joking when he says he sees Israel as the model for Iraq.

US President George W Bush has appealed for people to give his strategy in Iraq a chance – holding up Israel as a model for defining success there.

He said America would like to see Iraq function as a democracy while dealing with violence – just as Israel does.

“In places like Israel, terrorists have taken innocent human life for years in suicide attacks.


“The difference is that Israel is a functioning democracy and it’s not prevented from carrying out its responsibilities. And that’s a good indicator of success that we’re looking for in Iraq.”


Bush is clearly one of those who believes Israel is a democracy, though many would argue otherwise:

http://www.adckazoo.com/news-228.htm
http://www.greenleft.org.au/2002/494/28193
http://www.counterpunch.org/gordon02032004.html
http://www.antiwar.com/hacohen/h022602.html


What is Democracy?  Google has various definitions for democracy, including the following from Wikipedia:



The term democracy indicates a form of government where all the state’s decisions are exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of its citizenry through a fair elective process. When these factors are met a government can be classified as such.


Doesn’t sound anything like Israel…

Blaming Iran for Lockerbie? June 28, 2007

Posted by Some Muslim in Iran, News Commentry.
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The BBC reports that the Lockerbie case has been reopened.

Was Libya implicated out of political expediency, when all along the main suspect was Iran?

The initial suspicion was that Iran had exacted revenge for the shooting-down of an Iranian civil airliner over the Gulf a few months before.

A US warship had mistakenly believed it was under attack from the plane, when in fact it contained pilgrims on their way to Mecca.

Iran offered a $10m reward to anyone who avenged the attack.

Another case of the media trying to sway the public into supporting the government when they choose to attack Iran? Who knows.

It’s unlikely we’ll ever know who was behind the Lockerbie bombing.