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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:44 AM
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Olmert: I hope Germany sends peacekeepers to South Lebanon
The relationship between Israel and Germany is quite a complicated one.
For the PM of Israel to say that there is no nation acting in a friendlier matter towards Israel than Germany is pretty darn astounding.

Olmert: I hope Germany sends peacekeepers to South Lebanon

By News Agencies

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert would welcome the participation of German soldiers in a stabilization force in South Lebanon, he said in an interview with a German newspaper published on Friday.

"I have informed (German) Chancellor Angela Merkel that we have absolutely no problem having German troops in South Lebanon," Olmert told the daily Suddeutsche Zeitung.

"There is no other nation that Israel considers more of a friend that Germany ... I would be very happy if Germany participated," he said.

The German government has not ruled out sending troops to the Middle East but many citizens are uneasy about sending soldiers to the region.

Those in Germany opposed to the deployment of German troops along the Israeli border say they fear it would hurt the feelings of Holocaust survivors and that the troops would find it difficult to be impartially and operate against Israel if necessary.

But Olmert said he does not consider this to be problematic. "Why would German troops need to fire at Israelis for? They would be part of a force operating to defend Israel. There is no nation acting in a friendlier manner towards Israel than Germany," he said.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/746594.html
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:47 AM
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1. That might end up being the best short term solution
But I suspect the Bush Administration will put a nix to it.

Bryant
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:17 AM
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2. This is a stunningly BAD idea.
:puke:
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Solo_in_MD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:05 PM
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4. Better than French troops
whose recent record is quite poor
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:43 AM
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3. sounds like he wants to accidentally kill some Germans
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