What did soldiers die for?
Following are brief synopses of Middle East stories this weekend. For those so reverently supportive of our current (accidental) president and his policies, two questions:
1. How do you think it is going?
2. What do you suggest we tell families of those who died (and will assuredly continue to die) regarding what their loved ones died for, now that we are learning there never really was an “imminent threat” from Saddam, but rather a set of lies set forth to galvanize public opinion?
Another American soldier killed near Tikrit, four injured, in attack Saturday.
At least six peacemakers killed near Kabul, including three Germans, 38 injured, in apparent suicide attack that blew up their bus Saturday.
First report of Palestinian shooting attack at Erez crossing between Gaza Strip and Israel early Sunday as Palestinian workers enter Israel. Israeli and Palestinian casualties.
Israel restores closure of West Bank Saturday night to meet rising level of terror threats against Israeli civilian and military targets. Hamas and Fatah-Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades declare suicide attacks will continue. Threats have proliferated since closure eased last week to mark Aqaba summit.
Two days after two Jerusalem couples murdered by terrorists, Jerusalem is again braced for suicide attacks. Saturday afternoon, Israeli police closed Ramallah-Jerusalem road at Kalandia roadblock following fresh Palestinian suicide bomb threats.
Fatah and Jihad Islami joined Hamas in denouncing Abu Mazen statement at Aqaba summit as selling-out Palestinian fundamental principles. All three determine to continue armed violence against Israel.
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