A “Deal” for the Middle East

Powerline gives the lowdown.
On the good news front, the Lebanese Govt is acting like a govt. Now on to the next step.

The deal apparently contemplates that Hezbollah would disarm. But who would see to it that Hezbollah disarms and stay disarmed? The answer is the U.N. peacekeeping force and the Lebanese army. But the U.N. force has already proved unable and unwilling to do this — it stood by while Hezbollah developed the capacity to bomb Haifa and Israeli towns evern further south. And it’s far from clear that the Lebanese army is a match for Hezbollah in the south or that it has any desire to serve as the protector of Israel. During the current war, the Lebanese government pledged that its army will join forces with Hezbollah if Israel mounts a serious invasion.


Hugo Chavez is going to meet Ahmadinejad in Tehran sometime this weekend for a meeting of the “minds”. It will be interesting to see how it goes since Ahmadijinad has banned, yes, banned the use of foreign words.
Step one to making a fool out of yourself. Change the names of common things. ie French fries to Freedom fries.. now in Iran its Pizza to Elastic Loaf. LOL

The presidential decree, issued earlier this week, orders all governmental agencies, newspapers and publications to use words deemed more appropriate by the official language watchdog, the Farhangestan Zaban e Farsi, or Persian Academy, the Irna official news agency reported.

Do you suppose Mr. Chavez will have anything to say about this? I am certain he would if President Bush did the same. Rolled bread vs Burrito. Animal sport vs Rodeo.

A call for unity

From Iraq the Model. After hearing Zawahiri, Omar notes

And if Zawahiri, Nesrallah, Ahmedinejad and Sadr are calling upon extremists whether, Sunni or Shia, from all over the world to put aside their differences and unite in this war against the free world and to establish the Empire of terror from “Afghanistan to Andalus” then this is more than enough reason for you in the free world and for us who are struggling for our freedom to put aside our differences and disagreements and unite, from Sydney to Mumbai to Baghdad to Paris and London all the way till California, all must stand against this evil that is trying to destroy our world.