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article imageAhmadinejad plays Lebanon card, plans to throw a stone at Israel

By R. C. Camphausen     Oct 1, 2010 in World
Iranian president Ahmadinejad plans to throw a rock at Israel to demonstrate his hatred for the nation and its people during a mid-October visit to Lebanon. Guarded by Hezbollah, he intends to visit places of significance in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war.
The announcement in parts of the world press of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad planning to throw a rock at Israel has been met with an interesting comment by a Lebanese blogger who wrote "My suggestion is for him to practice hard, perhaps he could then throw the rocks straight from Iran to Israel."
Fact is, as the Jerusalem Post reports, that Ahmadinejad, president of a would-be nuclear power, is not only visiting Southern Lebanon -- and especially places that were of significance in the Israeli-Lebanon war 4 years ago -- but that his itinerary includes a symbolic rock throwing.
The Jerusalem Post carries the following sentence, referring to the London-based paper Al-Quds al Arabi: Iranian president plans to speak at Second Lebanon War battle sites, makes time in Lebanon visit for stone-throwing.
One of the events planned for Ahmadinejad's visits is the inauguration of a garden in southern Lebanon, during which he plans to throw the rock, Al-Quds reports. Naturally, Ahmadinejad is also expected to discuss the so-called Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and he'll do so in a speech in Bint-Jbil, a site known from the short but fierce 2006 war.
According to Al Bawaba News, Ahmadinejad will discuss Iranian readiness to provide "unequivocal" support for Lebanon to face Israeli threats, and that the Iranian President will renew his offer to provide military assistance to the Lebanese army.
All of this fits with the Iranian stance that Israel and its ally, the US, are "not acting properly" with regard to the Palestinian people. The website called Islami Davet (Islamic Invitation) quotes Ahamadinejad as saying that the Israeli regime would soon perish as it has “come to its end."
Al Jazeera, in a lengthy article, adds to this that "All this should be very worrying for anyone who is concerned about the stability of Lebanon and of the Middle East."
Hezbollah, the 'Party of God', is sponsored by Iran and Syria, and is regarded as a terrorist organizarion by the US and most of its allies.
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