Wednesday, October 05, 2005

US 'aiming at Syria regime change'

Israel is making some bold predictions about US actions against Syria. How do they know what the US is going to do before we do?

Will action against Syria increase or decrease mid-east stability? Will they make it easier or harder for the US to disengage from the mid-east?

If the answers are "decrease" and "make harder," can we really say these actions in the interest of the US?

From the Telegraph:

Israel predicted yesterday that America would impose fresh sanctions on Syria in an attempt to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

Shaul Mofaz, the defence minister, said he believed sanctions would follow publication of a United Nations report expected to implicate senior Syrian officials in the murder of Rafik al-Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister.

President Assad could face US military action

"I won't be surprised if Syria gets a red card," Mr Mofaz told Israel radio. "[The United States] will take actions against Syria, beginning with economic sanctions and moving on to others, that will make it clear to the Syrians that their policies do not comply with UN decisions, the US's new world order or the prohibition of sovereign states to support terrorism."

On Saturday, President George W Bush and his national security council are to discuss America's options on Syria, ranging from tightening existing limited sanctions to military action.

Washington regards Syria as a transit point for fighters travelling to Iraq and a safe haven for Iraqi Ba'athists to organise and finance the insurgency. With US troops mounting repeated campaigns against insurgents in Iraqi towns along the Syrian frontier, some senior US officers advocate cross-border "hot pursuit" operations. Others call for assassinations of insurgent masterminds in Syria.

Any action will have to await the outcome of the UN investigation into Mr Hariri's murder in February.



Blogger truthseeker said...

Going after Syria is right in accordance with the 'A Clean Break'/war for Israel agenda of the Likudnik (JINSA/CSP/PNAC) Neocons as described by James Bamford on pages 261-269 of his 'A Pretext for War' book:

A Clean Break/war for Israel

10/08/2005 07:54:00 AM  
Blogger M. Simon said...

Us Red State (well I live in Illinois and voted for Obama, so I will let that pass) rednecks with our pickup trucks and deer rifles (well I don't own a pickup or a rifle so I will let that too pass) know exactly what Bush is up to.

It is why he won the election in '04.

True, support for the war is down. Some of that is because we belive Bush is not going fast enough.

BTW Likud gets its political power from Jews driven out of Arab lands. Pretty neat revenge - no?

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A well known secret

The War On Unpatented Drugs

Did I mention that I once was a lefty and that I hate theocons?

It used to be liberal policy that support for self government by any means necessary was a bedrock. My mother is a Bush hater and I taunt her with that all the time. She usually sputters and then changes the subject to why she hates Bush. LOL. My mother is 85 and an FDR Democrat. She keeps up with the news and can discuss almost any political happening of the day.

She still can't get over my support for Bush. LOL.

I tell her Saddam was paying $25,000 a pop for suicide bombers and she says yes, but the war was illegal.

Well any way I doubt if I can convince any one here.

BTW the weakest part of the war machine is the drug war. Science is beginning to show that most drug use is self medicatiion.

10/16/2005 07:34:00 AM  

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