Olmert & Sarkozy have really made a mess of things
The pressure is off Syria, Sarkozy is meeting with Assad, the Hariri tribunal is now a non issue, Syria has opened new ties to Lebanon while firmly establishing its tentacles in the country, Hezbollah has seized veto power over the Lebanese parliament as well as crucial geographic terrain and armed itself with advanced weapons..
Assad is a big winner so far, what has all this whimpering by the west led by Olmert achieved? Nothing. Except the collapse of resolution 1701 calling for Hezbollah to disarm, the collapse of Resolution 1559 calling for Syria to get out of Lebanon, even Olmert himself did not save his job, in fact his top political handlers who represented & guided the non face to face talks to build up Olmert foolishly have also now resigned..
So far Sarkozy has disappointed as well, neither his Syrian or Georgian interventions have produced anything but sliding backward results.
If anything, now the Golan is further legitimized as a bargaining tool contrary to our annexation of it, and Assad is out of his little isolation box while the Iran issue flounders. Total incompetence, can’t wait for Livni & more of the same..
Israeli diplomatic officials viewed the four-way summit in Damascus among the leaders of Syria, France, Turkey and Qatar on Thursday with some frustration, saying Syrian President Bashar Assad had effectively broken out of his international isolation without having given anything in return. [...]
“He no longer needs to negotiate with us,” one senior Israeli diplomatic official said Thursday, following a statement Assad made Thursday morning that indirect negotiations with Israel had been postponed because of the resignation of Yoram Turbowicz, the head of the Israeli negotiating team, as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s chief of staff. [...]
“He got out of his isolation, and now can put us on hold,” the senior Israeli diplomatic official said. “He is now trying to blame us for the postponement.”
Wow, these clowns we call a government are something else, outplayed by Syria’s Bashar Assad.. and now they are whining about it, peace that never was and never was to be.. So close yet so far! We are such suckers. Assad has REFUSED TO EVEN MEET US FACE TO FACE, are these Israelis not ashamed of themselves and the stupidity they are subjecting us too?
Record of total failure, yet on we go..
Add this to the endless string of policy failures Kadima has wrought this country, in fact not a single move by this government has actually panned out, not in the West Bank, not in Gaza, not in Lebanon, not on the Iran front, not in domestic issues like education, not even in securing the US Israel relationship with the friendly President Bush! Unreal, and we are still stringing it out as the article goes on to point out..
Meanwhile Assad has done nothing, openly states he intends to do nothing.. What exactly are we gaining here? Nothing but the total collapse of Israeli / US foreign policy in the region. The Americans via Rice did the hard work clearing the jungle, and now we’ve come in to do the final paving. I say again, bring on Livni!! We need more pain.
‘We won’t disarm after lands returned’
Nasrallah says Hizbullah will defend Lebanon from Israel also after Shaba Farms, Ghajar returned.
Sarkozy warns Iran it risks Israeli strike on nuke program
Misleading title as the details here reveal Sarkozy has waffled on Iran..
Way to go Sarkozy!
Saved by Sarkozy.. Isn’t that sweet?