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US Blind Support for Israel Fanning Fires of Extremism
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

DUBAI (WAM) — The US is playing a very dangerous game in the name of a 'new Middle East', a UAE major daily warned.

"The barrage of pictures coming out of the United States- sponsore carnage in Lebanon is probably what will shape the "new Middle East," not the designs of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the Gulf News reported citing a senior Arab official.

"'Shaikh Hamad Bin Jasem Al Thani, the veteran Qatari Foreign Minister, whose country, like others in the Gulf and Arab world is a friend of the US, told the United Nations Security Council that the Israeli aggression would only lead to the revival of ideological extremism and perhaps the birth of new terrorist groups, said the Dubai-based daily paper in its comment.

"'We doubt that is what the US wants. But the world's sole superpower is indeed playing a very dangerous game in this region. By blindly supporting Israel, the US is making the ground for extremists and militant groups, he warned, according to the paper.

"'Also, by isolating and waging war on legitimately elected movements, such as Hamas and Hezbollah which espouse legitimate causes such as the liberation of their occupied lands the US is forcing them to adopt the dangerous indiscriminate terror tactics used by such groups as Al Qaida.

"The United States must realise, before it is too late, the dangerous nature of its "new Middle East" game. It must heed the advice of its friends.Otherwise, we are on to another long and bloody age of terrorism, which can be far deadlier.

"Although, the war on Lebanon has entered its fifth week, it is not late of the US policy makers to stand against the current onslaught, which is waged to satisfy the Israeli urge for revenge and desire to assert supremacy," the paper remarked.

By accepting the changes to the proposed UN resolution, asked by Lebanon and supported by the Arabs and many other states including its French co-sponsors, is a chance for Washington to show its keenness to address the region's problem in a just and unbiased manner," the paper added.

That, it noted, can really spare a whole lot of innocent blood now and in the future.






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