As the Syrian (hamster) part of this blogging duo, I thought it my duty to blog about Israel's response to the attacks against it. On the right side of the blogosphere, there has been considerable discussion and analysis of the conflict facing Israel. One of the bloggers asked offhandedly what the lefty bloggers were saying. After scouring Kos and his linked sites, this was the best I could find.
I have believed from day one that the Iraq war was just step one in a scheme to engage in a regional war in the Middle East...We all know through various reliable reports that the neocons have thirsted for a regional war. Iraq was always intended to be phase 1. The neocons and Israel apparently believe that they will never be able to "solve" the Palestinian problem by diplomacy...their solution appears to be to invade all the countries they believe are causing this problem... Remember, they create reality. The reality they are creating in the Middle East certainly looks like a regional war meant to take out Iran and Syria.Thirsting for war and creating reality? Just what are these neocons and what do they look like? Hmm. Let me do some research...
Aha! Here's one now!
Good Lord! No wonder everyone is so afraid of them!
You ninny! That's a Dalek, not a neocon! - KT Cat
Oh. Sorry. Well, anyway, there you have it. The entire lefty analysis of the conflict in Israel. Bush and the neocons are behind it all. Who knew?
Much saner analyses of the situation can be found at Pajamas Media, Austin Bay, Flopping Aces, Blue Crab Boulevard, and Barking Moonbat Early Warning System.
Update - In all seriousness, this is pathetic. I just spent another hour looking through the blogs and found nothing but the standard raving about President Bush poisoning wells and devouring infants. Not a thing about the Hamas tunneling under the wall to kidnap a soldier and Hezbollah ambushing a patrol to kidnap two more.
Update 7-13-06 AM - Here's a new one.
Ok, Israel just killed over three dozen civilians in Lebanon. Over TWO KIDNAPPED SOLDIERS. Let's just take stock of the region one more time.Summary: Israel is overreacting and our soldiers are raping and pillaging. By the way, can these people order breakfast without attacking the country?
The ridiculously unstable and already horrible situation in Iraq. Which was made far worse in the very recent past by the open news of some of the more criminally insane of our soldiers raping and murdering children.
"I'll have the two eggs scrambled and the bacon crisp, please. And please tell the cook that we're oppressing the people of Iraq."
At the time, critics called the whole neocon idea of remaking the Middle East as a peaceful, Democratic, pro-Western region via the transformation of Iraq misguided, naive, and flat-out wrong...it looks like the invasion of Iraq not only hasn't worked, but has backfired vis-a-vis the regional power balance...The bottom lie (sic) here is that the war in Iraq, which was sold to us by the Bush Administration as supposdly a way to bring peace and stability to the Middle East, has now led to the exact opposite. Today, we face possible war between the United States and Iran, Israel and Syria, Israel and Lebanon.It's President Bush's fault.
Hugh Hewitt is trying to sewer dive the lefties himself without much luck. Really now, Hugh, you should know better than this. Leave this to the professional loonies like us. Surfing the left isn't a job for a logical, educated person. It's a job for a Syrian hamster. Or are you a closet rodentophobe?
If all that hate has got you down, check out this post describing how the US Navy was there to help after the Asian tsunami.