Gunboat Diplomacy: The USS Cole to Lebanon

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Laura Rozen reads the tea leaves and comes up gloomy: Ha’aretz: Israel ground operation in Gaza becomes inevitable. One would guess that is part of what the US warship off the coast of Lebanon is about – to deter Hezbollah if Israel moves against Hamas in Gaza. Heard earlier today such operations would be in March-April, with desire for stabiliity to be restored by time of Bush’s visit to Israel in May for Israel’s 60th anniversary. Then again, March is next week. So is a planned Rice visit to Israel. Jordan’s King Abdullah II is here this week and next, […]


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