View Full Version : U.S. To Israel: Ok, Just One More Week Of Murder, But That's It, Don't Get Greedy

07-23-2006, 11:18 AM
US to give Israel another week for attacks: paper


Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:34pm ET

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli officials believe they have approval from the United States to keep up attacks on Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon for at least another week, an Israeli newspaper said on Sunday.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is due to leave for the Middle East on Sunday for talks on resolving the crisis, but Israel's main ally has resisted growing calls for a ceasefire.

"Senior officials believe Israel has an American nod to continue operations against Hizbollah at least until next Sunday," the Haaretz newspaper said on its Web site.

U.S. officials in Israel were not immediately available for comment on the report.

Israel's onslaught in Lebanon to cripple Hizbollah, after the group abducted two soldiers from Israel on July 12, has claimed 355 lives, mostly civilians. Hizbollah attacks and rockets have killed 34 Israelis.

The United States has stressed the need to tackle what it sees as the root cause of the conflict -- Hizbollah's armed presence on Israel's border and the role of its allies, Syria and Iran.

Ian C
07-23-2006, 12:42 PM
alright, here's the question now after learning these past few days that this war had been planned for a LONG time.

When Bush was caught on mic at the G8 saying to Blair that Kofi Annan should just call Syrian president and tell him to stop Hezbollah from firing missiles......was Bush "playing" Blair, or is Bush really out of the loop and they never told him about all this planning?