Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Israeli Peace Talks Often Mean War

Israel prefers to fight one war at a time. They dangled fruit to keep other groups off the battlefield during their 2006 pummeling of Southern Lebanon and 2008-09 razing of Gaza. The setup for war with Iran finds Israel's hawkish leaders returning to the bargaining table

The Israeli negotiating team is busy with peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, but leaders want to add Syria. Syria is fresh off a missile deal with Russia.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham made the case for war with Iran yesterday. It had an Iraq 2002 ring. Graham said Israel might attack Iran's nuclear facilities, but the U.S. would be the better nation to ensure Iran had no ship afloat, no plane capable of flying, and no missiles left to use on their neighbors. In the vacuum new Iranian leadership can arise. Funny, that sounds much like the lack of planning America had for post war Iraq.

Meanwhile at the UN, Lebanon and Iran walked out on Shimon Peres speech of Israeli friendship and uniting through science. Turkey canceled a planned meeting with Peres. Canada walked out on Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who complained about the translation of his remarks. But he got to speak his mind on Charlie Rose.