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Saudi Pragmatism

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Submitted by Dallas (United States), Jul 27, 2006 at 19:49

The Saudi government's rebuke of Hezbollah was totally pragmatic in nature. Hezbollah's actions are not seen by the House of Saud as evil-The Saudi press release affirms the commiment of Saudi Arabia to the Palestinian cause,but condemns Hezbollah's actions as "rash" and charges them with the responsibility to fix the mess.

Why would the House of Saud call Hezbollah's action rash. It's simple:The Hezbollah attack was strategically dumb. Israel had given away Gaza and was in the process of giving away the West Bank through the Middle East Piece Process.

In another six months or maybe a year Hezbollah and other ememies of Israel could have occupied the West Bank without firing a single missile.Then They could launch attacks that would strike Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Then they could have started a war that would force Israel into a dilemma;defeat or use nukes.

If Israel were to use nukes,the deployment of these nukes would provide Israel's enemies the opportunity to seek a Chapter 7-article 42 UN resolution that would bring in an international military force to come and invade Israel in behalf of the anti-Israelites. This, I believe, is the Islamist 's well laid plan for Israel. Hezbollah is suffering the rebuke of some Islamist leaders not because they are softening on Israel but because their plans to destroy Israel suffered a setback.

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