...of damn near everything.
I expected the UN to react the way it has regarding the situation in the Middle East. Kofi Annan shows all the signs of senility, has for years, and heads an organization that specializes in appeasement, antisemitism and corruption. Ditto for the Russians, Chinese, French and Spaniards, all of whom would relish nothing more than seeing Israel evaporate, especially if it can drag the USA down along with it.
And I expected our politicians to play games with the war -- and it is a war -- for their own political advantage. I expected George Bush to shoot off his mouth and do nothing, as well.
Sadly, I expected those Muslims who consider themselves "peace-loving" to react as they have, too. Overtly or through inaction, too many of them support the maniacal elements of their religion. Imagine how they would have howled if Israel had kidnapped two Palestinians: they would have called for Tel Aviv to be nuked. But when the Israelis take action to get back their own soldiers, they are "agressors."
So now the lines are drawn. While combatants and civilians are dying in Lebanon and the bloodthirsty Hezbollah direct rocket attacks at Israeli civilians, the political hacks of the world babble on about "diplomacy."
The issue, as it always has been, is that the Muslims will never tolerate a Jewish state. Never. Even though their own nations are, by and large, just as artificial as Israel. Even though some of them make pious pronouncements about Jews being "brothers."
Unless and until, the Arab/Muslim nations renounce their intent to destroy Israel, and act accordingly, this cycle will repeat itself over and over.
At least until August 22nd. I have a feeling that's the day Iran will announce that is has nuclear weapons, and is prepared to use them against Israel. Or it may not make any announcements and simply fire off a few missles.
Is this the start of World War III? I wouldn't bet against it.
This time, thanks to the self-important fools who run the world today, we may well see carnage on a level that makes Adolf Hitler -- who is, by the way, the idol of the Hezbollah leader -- seem like a small-time shoplifter.
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