Hague says won't criticize Israel over Syria strike
Published: 01.02.13, 14:28
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1. Wise comment, especially for Hague
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.01.13)
Israel no longer shares intelligence with its enemies, and no longer provides advance notice to its enemies. Sorry, folks -- as always, and predictably enough -- Israel stands alone. There are a great many things that Hague -- and every other Western government -- do not know about Israel's operation .... and likely never will. WE JUST DON'T TRUST YOU.
Brant ,   Hilton HEad USA   (02.01.13)
3. Wow - how does it feel to not sit on the fence for once??
Sam ,   Kfar Saba   (02.01.13)
4. Fear ?
marcelo tuchman ,   RIO,BRAZIL   (02.01.13)
is a rare statement...from England but not from Hague. He already shows he is friend of Jews and Israel, do not matter if he criticizes Israeli settlements. But, true is England is not capable of control their british muslins alone Dont be surprised if Britain decide to sell advanced weapons to Israel, like Germany and Russia
5. How refreshing!
Froike ,   NY NY   (02.01.13)
6. WOW! Foreign Secratry Hague!
David ,   The Galilee   (02.01.13)
It seems that a modicum of sense has prevailed in Whitehall! Oops, PM Cameron won't be happy that Hague sided with "those" Jews! We're appalled!
Hague is a jumped-up hypocrite and a bully . He pretends to be "a friend " of Israel but behaves more like an enemy.He makes me puke.
I could really care less what he thinks and I don't need his love.Sorry ,but I find him repulsive.
9. I ain't no friend of the Tory government
Mark ,   London, UK   (02.01.13)
....but in this matter Hague has done well. It would be very ripe for a government which went to war over WMD in Iraq should criticise Israel. What's disgusting is that these weapons have been sold to despotic and genocidal regimes. Although they are probably all culpable, Russia bears a particularly heavy stigma in such matters. Since respecting human rights is fairly new in their domestic agenda they aren't bound by any shame when supporting tyrannical regimes in their "sphere of influence".
10. At a guess...
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (02.01.13)
...Hague takes his cue from the Obama administration.He's been critical of Israel when there's been coolness from the US,but now that Obama is being a bit more discreet,Hague has to back off...for now. THREE CHEERS FOR ISRAEL!!!
11. Thank you Mr. Hague
brad ,   ISRAEL   (02.01.13)
At least the rational states of the world have the sense to see that Israels actions are not the issue here. The issue is the blood bath in syria along with the transferring of weapons to terror entities. These types of actions can not be tolerated especially by neighboring nations. Of course its affecting the region. A suicide bomber just hit the US embassy in turkey. It was probably the Nusrah front from syria/iraq
12. What ?
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (02.01.13)
Israel has double responsibility if Syria and Iran say zionists made the civil war. Also Israel responsible for all hurricanes and cunamis. Not to speak about the Mali conflict.
13. Hague#
James ,   uk/il   (02.01.13) it Hague
14. #11 some Englishmen
Say Hague works for Washington. How else do you explain Hague's eagerness to attack Libya, Afghanistan and now Mali, even though most British do not agree with his military adventurism?
15. Better Late Than Never mr hague
So you refered to The Capital of The Ancient Nation Of Israel in your opening statement JERUSALEM! So You Identify The Root Problem Is the mooslum On mooslum Infighting in a arab territory named syria and how The LACK OF ACTION by world bodies? Why do they still Quote 60000 Dead When every day for the past month Hundreds have been Murdered By russian and persian arab munitions and aided by persian arab Terrorists and their puppet proxy hizbullah. Please mr hague Now You Need To Have a Heart to heart with lady ashton about How The Allied Forces Can Dismantle ALL nuc installations And Seize Excess Enriched Uranium and leave enough for medical isotopes! Shabbat Shalom/ Baruch Ha Shem P.S. Jerusalem is THE UNDIVIDED CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH NATION AND PEOPLE!
Mr Hague used to be cool ,fair and decent but ,as with almost all politicians or leaders , as he has risen politically the power has gone to his head. Israel need not thank Hague for not condemning it this time ,as he has done on many prevous occasions. Israel has merely looked out for its own interests and its own survival.
Mr Hague must surely feel somewhat disappointed because he can not " condemn Israel " on this particular occasion.
18. Not a big deal
tiki ,   belgium   (02.01.13)
Coming back from Irak (with stories coming out of abuse by British soldiers), Prince Harry proudly killing 'activists in Afghanistan and now their new adventure in Mali fighting 'activists 7000 km away (but sandwiched between two oil producing countries), he hardly could say anything else......but let's not hold our breath......a little push from the Arab Lobby and Mr. Haig will change his tune.
19. Hague Comment
karmel usa   (02.01.13)
A Brit with "beytzim"? No, it can't be. Now watch him retract his statement after Whitehall admonishes him.
20. Mr Hague's Comments!
Son Of Cyrus ,   UK   (02.01.13)
Dear Mr Hague, Thank you for your comment. Let us hope this is the begining of a new era. An era of fairness and doing what is right.
21. A Brit with a brain!!
BUILD BABY BUILD ,   United States   (02.01.13)
Perhaps he can share his wisdom with Katherine Ashton?
22. This guy is getting more ridiculous
mira ,   Vienna   (02.01.13)
on a daily base.Do you really think, Mr. Hague, we care if you condemn us or not? 'We are doing what we think it is needed, not what you think!
23. The UN is going to complain
Ezra ,   San Diego   (02.01.13)
Under UN security council resolution 1701, passed following the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war, Israeli planes are forbidden from flying over Lebanon. I'm sure the UN will protect us all. Yeah right.....
24. I wonder if Hague would have criticized
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (02.01.13)
the Nazi's for bombing England?
25. #1
Harold ,   USA   (02.01.13)
For God's sake is Balfour forgoten. The west created a monster and now it is not obeying its masters.
26. Well, Hague should criticize Russia.
Harry Wright ,   UK   (02.01.13)
Russia is feeding that mess in the ME. Russia has the blood of tens of thousands of innocents on their hands - not that it cares one iota. Russia is busy providing Iran with the technology for its nuclear program. It is supplying Assad with weapons to kill the Syrian people and high tech weapons to keep nervous neighbours at bay. It is even assisting with chemical and biological weapons. And to add insult to injury, it is on the Security Council despite its active role in supporting the destabilizers in the region - Iran and the butcher of Syria. "There may be many things about it that we don't know, or the Arab League or Russia don't know." Well, he has singled out a main player by name but it does sound to me as if Hague is shielding Russia, the cause of a lot of this mess. True, the Russians may not know the details of the airstrike but they damn well know they are contributing in a big way to the unrest and chaos by boosting and strengthening the arsenals of mad mullahs and dictators with no regard for the welfare of the citizens.
27. To: No. 25
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.01.13)
We have but one master, Harold, and it isn't a country, a consortium or a sad-assed bunch of Europeans. We communicate with a higher authority -- the highest authority there is, actually -- so there's really no need to deal with middle management underlings.
28. #7 and 8
DavidR ,   USA   (02.01.13)
Has no one told you that there are psychotropic medications that will help control your schizophrenic condition? They may even help with your shouting.
29. @#24
Anshel ,   Canada   (02.01.13)
Your comment are very disturbing and it is clear and obvious that you do not wish to accept the reality on the ground as seen by a rational politician.
30. Address8ing the threat
Syd Chaden ,   Palermo Calif USA   (02.01.13)
The threat is not new. It has existed for centuries. It is growing, principally because of the refusal of the Western leaders to confront its true nature and source. The threat is Islam, and its call for death to infidels and for the spread of Islam over the entire world. The two main branches of Islam, the Sunni and the Shiite, each consider the other to be infidels, and they have been killing each other for centuries for that reason. Even today, Muslims are killing Muslims by the thousands, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Algeria, Syria, Sudan, and Turkey, to name a few countries. That killing, and the world-wide so-called terrorism, are merely a manifestation of the call for the killing of infidels. Islam not only calls for the death of infidels, it calls for death to any who may leave Islam for another religion, women who are accused of adultery, homosexuals, and any who may impugn the faith. A Muslim may kill his wife or daughter if he considers that she has impugned his honor. Imams continue to issue Fatwas calling for death to the Jews and death to Christians, and the Wahhabi schools continue to imbue Muslim children with these principles. Yet, Obama continues to gush over Islam, calling it "the religion of love", and terming the world-wide terrorism the work of "a tiny minority". The Islamic call for death to infidels is not limited to Muslims who other Muslims may consider to be infidels. The entire non-Muslim world lives in terror that has been created by that "tiny minority", furthering their "religion of love", So long as it is politically incorrect to view its true character and source, the threat will grow.
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