Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The View from Dubai: The West Stands with the Aggressor, Yet Again - Aijaz Zaka Syed

Middle East Times, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - This week marks the 90th anniversary of the Versailles Treaty. It was in January, 1919, exactly 90 years ago, that the World War I victors – the United States, Britain, France and Italy – began drawing up the map of the current Middle East at the Paris conference. And creating much of the mess that you see today in the region, especially in the Holy Land.

Perhaps it's only apt that the Western leaders descended on the Middle East this week on the 90th anniversary of the Versailles Treaty.

Within hours of Israel's Ehud Olmert declaring 'mission accomplished' in Gaza and even as Palestinians were burying their dead and picking up pieces, literally, of what remained of their lives, world leaders landed first in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt to deliberate on Israel's security and then flew to Jerusalem. To do what? Perhaps to pat Olmert and his team on the back for what they have accomplished in Gaza....

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