US Rhetoric and hostility toward some Arab nations is forming a coalition and a will to resist US aggression. Iran has vowed to back Syria against “challenges and threats” as both countries face strong US pressure. “We are ready to help Syria on all grounds to confront threats,” Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref said after meeting Syrian PM Naji al-Otari.
The US Government has indirectly blamed the Syrian government for a terrorist attack on Monday that killed former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri in a bombing. The US has recalled its ambassador to Syria in protest of the attack, and they are considering new sanctions against Syria for its refusal to withdrawal 14,000 troops from Lebanon.
The Bush Administration’s method of confronting issues seems to be to use threats to drive fear into a country to force them on their knees to bow to the US. What the Administration is incognizant about is the fact that their insolent and aggressive behavior is breeding more hatred and resentment toward the US. I don’t try to profess that I have the answers, but I truly don’t believe that threats and acts of war promote peace; they only give people more reason to hate.
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