MoonDawg's Den: Arabs vs. Hezbollah

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Arabs vs. Hezbollah

Egyptian blogger Big Pharaoh was amazed to see airborne swine at the emergency meeting of the Arab League held over the weekend:
Someone hit me right now to wake me up. I think I'm day dreaming. I can see pigs flying. The conference of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo are not, as usual, arguing over Israel, they're discussing the legitimacy of Hezbollah. Saudi Arabia is leading the camp of ministers criticizing Hezbollah.
Big Pharaoh finds it "refreshing to see the Arabs finally discussing something useful instead of the 'Israel is bad, Israel is bad' chorus". Indeed, when you have the likes of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq, the Palestinian Authority, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain condemning Hezbollah's actions as "unexpected, inappropriate and irresponsible" instead of engaging in the usual knee-jerk anti-Semitism, it does make one believe in winged hogs.

Hezbollah is the proxy of an non-Arab state - Iran - so perhaps this could be put down to the ages-old Persian-Arab enmity (not to mention Sunni-Shi'a enmity) - or, just maybe, these countries are finally understanding that the long-term threat to their security comes not from a tiny Jewish state, but from a nuclear armed mullahocracy whose leadership prepares for - no, hopes for - apocalypse.

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