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Posted: 3/8/2002 12:04:12 PM EDT
[size=4]White House: Israel Attacks Must End[/size=4] Fri Mar 8, 2:32 PM ET By BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration assailed Israel on Friday for attacks that have left scores of Palestinian civilians dead. Demanding an immediate halt, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said "above all, civilians should not be targeted." Boucher cited reports of an Israeli vigilante group carrying out an attack on the West Bank and reported attacks on ambulances. "We strongly oppose the Israeli policy of targeted killing that has led to the death of many innocent civilians," the spokesman said. "It's important for the Israelis to think hard about their policies, think through the consequences of things like going into heavily populated areas with heavy military force. Because those consequences can be tragic," Boucher said. His remarks at the State Department's daily media briefing extended a the tougher line the Bush administration has taken recently on Israel's tactics in retaliating to Palestinian terror attack. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) publicly rebuked Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites), saying "if you declare war against the Palestinians and think you can solve the problem by seeing how many Palestinians can be killed — I don't know if that leads you anywhere." In a fresh burst of U.S. diplomacy, President Bush (news - web sites) is sending mediator Anthony Zinni to the Middle East next week to try to work out a truce between warring Israelis and Palestinians....... ________________________________________________ You can read the rest on the AP newspage DaMan
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 12:48:51 PM EDT
The tail stopped wagging the dog but guess what? The cats are still fighting so what?
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 12:58:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ECS: The tail stopped wagging the dog but guess what? The cats are still fighting so what?
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The best way to stop a cat fight is with a pail of cold water! Not just thrown on the little one! But also on the BIG CAT! Especially the big one! DaMan
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 5:04:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2002 5:04:35 PM EDT by DaMan]
Originally Posted By DaMan: The best way to stop a cat fight is with a pail of cold water! Not just thrown on the little one! But also on the BIG CAT! Especially the big one! DaMan
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Looks like there's finally some cold water being applied! [b]U.S. President George Bush highlighted international concern that cease-fire efforts could be jeopardized by the broadest Israeli assault on Palestinian areas in decades. "It's not helpful what the Israelis have recently done, in order to create conditions for peace," Bush told a news conference. "I understand someone trying to defend themselves and to fight terror but the recent actions aren't helpful.[/b]" DaMan
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