Thursday, May 31, 2007

The US deals in Middle Eastern politics, under the table.

In the new issue of Counterpunch Frank Lamb gives us a glimpse into the ways of Middle Eastern politics. Unfortunately, old deals, even then poisoned by coercion and betrayal, have a way of resurrecting into new poisoned commitments. Here is a story of the malign relations that underlie a new American plan to build an arbase in Lebanon. As he says, "the average Lebanese is rather more sophisticated, clever, descent, and patriotic than many Israeli or American politicians give them credit for."

Sharon's Bastille Day Dream Materializes: Lebanon and the Planned US Airbase at Kleiaat


[Read the whole story by clicking on the title above.]

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