Friday, July 14, 2006

While the whole world is bending backwards to condemn Israel, and the Iranian and Syrian responsibility for the current crisis is hinted at at the most, it becomes clear - not for the first time - who our real friends are. One of the criteria for friendship is a minimal effort to try and put oneself in our shoes and the courage to openly name those who started the crisis and those who are pulling the terrorists'/militants' strings. American senator John McCain, not exactly a hot-headed fanatic, tells it like it is: " He added that if the US encountered Israel's problems it would respond in the same way, and said that Israel was acting appropriately. " For those who can read Dutch ( I know, most of you do, but I mean those who understand it ), here is an example of someone who knows the situation here and who follows the developments in an engaged and critical way from afar.

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