The US must be made to realise that it will become increasingly isolated as European governments begin to think carefully before rubber-stamping "Wild West" style military operations. The U.S. government's actions against Sudan and Afghanistan are tantamount to a declaration of war. It would seem that the US is trying to imitate Israel's "iron fist" policy of striking back hard. However, as events in South Lebanon show, such action, rather than being effective as a deterrent, simply exacerbates the situation.
CHRISTIAN J van NIEUWERBURG
Stratford-on-Avon, WarwickshireReuse content