Qatar suspends ties with Israel
DOHA, Qatar (AP) – Qatar and Mauritania suspended contacts with Israel to protest the Gaza bloodshed at an Arab summit Friday that deepened the divisions between pro-U.S. Arab nations and their rivals in the Middle East.
U.S. allies Egypt and Saudi Arabia led a boycott of the gathering in the Qatari capital, which the Gulf nation had called to take a united stance over the Gaza violence but which ended up being dominated by backers of the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a top Hamas supporter, made a surprise appearance, along with Hamas’ Syria-based political chief Khaled Mashaal. They and Syria’s president made fiery denunciations of Israel and called for Arab and Muslim nations to cut any bilateral ties they have with the Jewish state.
Syrian President Bashar Assad repeated an earlier announcement that his country had frozen its indirect peace negotiations with Israel, mediated by Turkey. He also declared that a 2002 Saudi-led Arab peace offer to Israel was “dead” because of the assault against Hamas in Gaza.
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Qatar suspends ties with Israel
Personally, I think a more appropriate title for this piece would be ‘Birds of a feather’, they DO flock together don’t they!
The Islamic world is united in their stance against Israel. The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, still opines daily that Israel must be destroyed, wiped from the face of the earth. Funny, I don’t seem to remember hearing him, or any other Islamic leader condemning Hamas for launching rockets into Israel, all I hear is their lamentations when Israel strikes back.
A great number of Americans support Israel. At this point in time the American government supports Israel but doesn’t urge Israel on in their efforts to assure their own peaceful existence. Instead, the Bush administration urges ‘restraint’ while acknowledging the FACT that Israel is defending itself. Israel had best enjoy what bit of official support they are getting from the United States, I fear that support is about to end!
On Tuesday this nation swears in a person that I fear will turn his terrorist loving back on Israel. The *War on Terror* is about to suffer a terrible blow. There is speculation that our troops will be out of Iraq in 16 months, and that is the ONLY thing I have found from the incoming administration that I can agree with. Those troops are going to be needed more here at home in the immediate future I fear.
Once the kinder, gentler, more progressive methods of dealing with terrorists is on full display by the Obama administration, we will become the primary targets OF the worlds terrorists and Israel will be left on it’s own, a sink or swim scenario if you will. We have ONE FRIEND on that side of the world, Israel. And I fear we are about to abandon them!
The incoming administration is more concerned with the rights of terrorists than they are those of the American people. Obama believes he can negotiate with the terrorist of Islam, but he is in for a rude awakening. Islam doesn’t want negotiations, Islam wants submission, or death to those that refuse to submit! Once Obama engages in what will be ineffectual and fruitless negotiations, once the terrorists see that the USA is being led by a spineless idiot that only wants to talk, WE will become the next battlefield.
And all the while we will be fighting our own government for the right to keep and bear arms!