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#1 Posted on 13.5.03 0920.54
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So Iran's president, Mohammed Khatemi, makes a historic visit to Lebanon, with a stadium full of people to greet him...looks like opening freakin' ceremonies for the Olympics. At the same time, US officials reveal some serious talks have been going on between the US and Iran...and there's even reports that former Iranian prez Ali Hashemi Rafsanjani is considering reopening diplomatic relations with the USA. (source: CNN)

So who's right there to greet Khatemi when he strides into that stadium? Representatives of one of everybody's favorite terrorist groups, Hezbollah. Yep, same guys that have been killing in Israel since God-knows-when.

Geez, these guys play both sides of the field almost as well as Saudi Arabia. Maybe it's the cynic in me, but I have to wonder what the al-Sauds knew and when did they know it about those damn bombings.
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#2 Posted on 13.5.03 1652.02
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The thing is, Hezbollah is a Jekyl/Hyde type of organization. They spend half their energies supplying public services in Lebanon, such as building schools, hospitals and utilities, and the other half murdering Israelis. To some Arabs, both are noble deeds. The thinking goes that Jews came in by the boatload after WWII and stole their land, so why not fight them for it back?

Of course, it all looks different to us here, but unless you've been wronged in such a way it's hard to judge.
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#3 Posted on 13.5.03 1948.33
Reposted on: 13.5.10 1950.24
The Syrian's (Who occupy and are string pulling behind the scenes in Lebanon) maintain that Hizzbollah is merely a political party whose platform is to regain Lebanese and Syrian Territory lost to Israel in the past. therefore the representative was there to greet the Iranian President, who was there to sign over an aid package to Lebanon. Of course, Iran has been funding Hizzbollah under the table for years. The fact that members of Hizzbollah may from time to time take extreme measures is passed off as "martyrdom" by individuals. It's as if the KKK were recognised as a legitimate political party here. and if there was an occasional lynching, well it wasn't officially sanctioned. Iran lies it's ass off about supporting terrorism but does so knowing we know they are full of it. The Saudi's (and islamic dictatorship that brutally enforces Sharia ) are our "friends" and when they say they are on our side do so with the midset that we believe them.
The Saudi's are the kind of liars who belive their own BS while The Iranians Syrians know what's up and just don't seem to care. The key question is how much longer will we continue with politically correct international ass kissing and when will we really do something about the situation, given the amount of bellyaching there will be about it?
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