Friday, January 12, 2007

News roundup

Too much news!

The US is thankfully starting to go after the Iranians stirring up trouble in Iraq. Iran is scaring the Arab world, which is fully expecting to eventually go to war, with Egypt's Mubarak explicitly condemning Iran. And Syria's role vis a vis Iran and fundamentalism may not be so clear-cut.

Israel is worrying about Egypt as well - a nation only one bullet away from becoming an Islamist military powerhouse (with billions in US weapons.)

The Israeli media, but no one else, has picked up on the hypocrisy of a world that rushes to condemn Israel for mistakenly killing Arab children and its silence when Arabs do it on purpose. Similarly, it has picked up on how human shields don't quite work against Hamas. Wonder why?