George Bush remaining true and staying on his 5 year old message, now links the Israeli fight against both Hezbollah and the civilian population of Lebanon, to 9-11. article
This is the continuation of the basic "connection to 9-11 theory." I personally have lost track of all the connections to 9-11, the Patriot Act, the Unitary Presidency, unilateral warring, nuclear bombs in development by Saddam Hussein, and the Department of Homeland Security to name just a few.
With so many Americans still believing that the War in Iraq was started in order to gain revenge against those that perpetrated 9-11, it might be correct to assume many of these same people will connect the Israeli invasion of Lebanon also to 9-11. Here the connection theory turns into a web of absurdity and all to the benefit of the neo-conservative agenda. I recall George Bush retracting the claim that 9-11 and the Iraq War were connected, but with the notion firmly entrenched in the Bush supporter psyche, even that didn't change the solidified mind.
This is all glorious news to the neo-conservatives. I do not recall one neo-conservative excepting Francis Fukuyama objecting to the US invasion of Iraq for any reason. They would invade Iraq, Syria, Iran, and North Korea on any pretext. Their call for a new Pearl Harbor AKA 9-11 still holds great power as Bush demonstrates once again now with Israel's newest invasion. See first paragraph.
The disquieting news is the way Syria is clearly being drawn into this new Israeli war. article Syria at war is very much in agreement with the neo-conservative agenda. With the neo-conservatives providing the policy for George Bush, one could guess that the effort to draw Syria into war is approved and directed by the Bush Administration. With Bush announcing the extension of his "connection to 9-11 theory" to Hezbollah, and with Israel approved by the US to stage attacks on the Syrian border, can the extension of the Iraq War into Syria be around the corner?
One final comment, recall that right after the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003, there were strong calls being made to invade Syria. article Remember, Syria was supposed to be providing safe haven for Iraqi leaders including Saddam Hussein. Also Syria was supposed to be the place where the alleged Iraqi WMD got hidden. Now it appears Bush is trying to gather momentum for this long sought out war with Syria through the new tactic of links to Hezbollah, the basic "connection to 9-11 theory," and this time vicariously warring through Israel. Hey if at first you don't succeed try try again.
Addendum: Keep in mind that John Bolton is also a signee of the PNAC document, meaning Bolton is a neo-conservative and a supporter of war with Syria, Iran, Iraq. and North Korea. This is all expressed in the PNAC document. In this context it is easy to understand why Bolton would suggest that it is Hezbolah that is causing the deaths of civilians in Lebanon and not Israeli bombing. By extension, the radical extremist right wing radio and TV pundits, follow this same view as Bolton, and in so doing carry the policy of the Bush Administration.
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