“The Zionist regime is dying,” President Ahmadinejad countered in northern Iran, according to the Associated Press. “The criminals assume that by holding celebrations,” he added, “they can save the sinister Zionist regime from death and annihilation.”
Photo:Palestinian children hold posters depicting President Bush as they shout slogans against Israel in a rally to mark 'Nakba' outside the United Nations office in Amman May 14, 2008. The posters read 'New Nazi'
Iran is firing rockets at a sovereign nation while the President of the United States is on an official visit? Are you getting this? Israel suffered a direct hit on a shopping mall and children's medical center that injured 90, including a seriously-wounded baby. While the world wags their finger at Bush as a warmonger, the despots and dictators of the world build nuclear weapons, attack democracies, engage and fund barbaric Islamic terror.
Bush has only a few months left of his Presidency. I believe he will take out Iran's nukes. He'll have to, he knows it. He cannot leave that mess for what will very likely be an appeasing US administration come 2009. Bush knows just how dangerous the convergence is, of the malevolent aims of the axis of evil. He gave Condi diplomacy ample time, resources and money to no avail. It only served to weaken the West.
Iran is for him to deal with and deal with it he must.
Rocket Falls Amid a Visit by Bush
BENNY AVNI, Staff Reporter of the Sun
A rocket attack from Gaza at the heart of a major Israeli city, occurring just as President Bush launched a three-day visit to celebrate the Jewish state’s 60th anniversary, may signify a major escalation in the intensifying regional confrontation between pro-American countries and Iranian-backed Islamist forces.
[...]Photo: Bush on Masada.
The midrange rocket, shot from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, directly hit a medical clinic at a busy shopping mall in the southern city of Ashkelon, injuring at least 14 people, including babies. At least three among the people who were hospitalized yesterday were described in critical condition by the city’s Barzilai Hospital spokesmen.
Hamas and its allies have hit small border towns near Gaza for years, using inaccurate Kassam rockets that at times exact casualties. This week two Israelis were killed in Sderot and Kibbutz Kfar Aza. But in yesterday’s attack on Ashkelon, which is farther away from the border than those towns, more accurate Grad missiles were used, indicating that Iran’s efforts to arm Hamas are intensifying, and raising speculations about new Israeli plans for a major assault on Gaza.
Arriving at Prime Minister Olmert’s residence, Mr. Bush said America’s role in the region is to “stand with democracies and to stand strong against terrorists – whether it be to stand with Israel against the existential threat of a nuclear weapon with Iran, or whether it be to stand with the Siniora government” in Lebanon.
In Israel, fingers were immediately pointed at Iran as the power behind the attack on Ashkelon. Regardless of claims by Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees, Israeli officials said Hamas was ultimately responsible, pointing to the fact that the Soviet-era Grad rocket used in the attack was upgraded in Iran.
“The Iranian hand is clearly visible,” a senior Jerusalem government official who spoke on condition of anonymity told The New York Sun. “Iran actively supports Hamas by training, financing, supplying logistical aid, and sending weaponry and ammunition to Gaza. There is one force in the north – Hezbollah in Lebanon – and one in the south, Hamas. We look at both as arms of Iran.”
In his meeting with Mr. Olmert, Mr. Bush described last week’s events in Lebanon as an “Iranian effort to destabilize that young democracy,” and promised support for Prime Minister Siniora’s government. He added that “Hamas’s objective, stated objective is the destruction of the state of Israel. And therefore the United States will stand strongly with Israel, as well as stand strongly with the Palestinians who don’t share that vision.”
While Mr. Bush did not directly address the Ashkelon attack, Mr. Olmert vowed to take the “necessary steps” to address the “intolerable” assault. “The government of Israel is committed to stop” such attacks, he said. Defense Minister Ehud Barak reportedly briefed Secretary of State Rice on the situation and offered to conduct a tour of Ashkelon today. Ms. Rice did not immediately respond to the offer, according to Ynet.
Yeah, I am sure Condi is running to Ashkelon ...... talk about your useful idiots.
Palestinians burn a U.S. flag during a demonstration marking Israel's 60th anniversary, which Palestinians call the 'nakba,' or catastrophe, the word they use to describe Israel's establishment
Hmmmmmmm..... I am sure they mean this to include the 900,000 Jews that were expelled from Arab lands.
Perhaps the schools should focus less on annihilation training and more on spelling.