February 29, 2008 § Leave a comment
(Above image of the USS Cole from al-Jazeera English.)
Al-Jazeera reports that three U.S. warships, including the USS Cole, have been stationed off the Lebanese coast. One U.S. official is quoted as saying this is a measure which shows the U.S.’s commitment to stability in the region. Here is an article in English.
Are you kidding me? Docking your war ships off the coast of Lebanon is not a stabilizing act — it is a blatant provocation and an attempt to intimidate Syria and Hezbullah a week after Nasrallah said he welcomed an open war with Israel.
Al-Jazeera ran the above photo — which shows the USS Cole after a 2000 bombing off the coast of Yemen — with their story.