Friday, July 20, 2007

Hot Summer Ahead?

Another buried story. Our media apparently doesn't think its important news that the preseident of Iran, who once called for Israel to be wiped off the map, is calling for a "hot summer' in the Middle East, and the defeat for the "region's enemies" . Interestingly he says this standing side by side with President Assad of Syria.

This all comes not long after after one of Syria's top officials threatened/promised that Syria will confront Israel if they don't return the Golan Heights by September. As reports:

The Baath official said Damascus is preparing for anticipated Israeli retaliation following Syrian guerrilla attacks and for a larger war with the Jewish state in August or September. He said in the opening salvo of any conflict, Syria has the capabilities of firing "hundreds" of missiles at Tel Aviv.

"Syria passed repeated messages to the U.S. that we demand the return of the Golan either through negotiations or through war. If the Golan is not in our hands by August or September, we will be poised to launch resistance, including raids and attacks against Jewish positions (in the Golan Heights)," the Baath official said.

How many Americans have even heard of these comments by these leaders of Iran and Syria? I'd guess less than 5%. How many have heard this week about NFL quarterback facing charges for dogfighting and animal abuse? I'd guess maybe 90% + by now.

Will an armed conflict actually break out this summer between Iran/Syrian and Israel? We don't know for sure, and of course, we hope it doesn't. But when the leader of Iran makes veiled threats against Israel (and possibly the US?), isn't this something that we should be paying attention to over here? To me , thats a much more important story than hearing incessantly about an NFL quarterback facing charges for dogfighting.

Thank God for sites like , and similar independent news websites that tell us a lot of stuff that CNN, Fox News, etc don't feel like telling us. There's so much that goes on out there that our news media decides to filter out, and not tell the American sheeple people.

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