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Let's talk about Syria

Posted on 04/05/2003 1:32:23 PM PST by thoughtomator

Now that Iraq is no longer a threat, let's take a look at Syria.

Why Syria?

There are several good reasons why we can and should deal with Syria immediately.

- Syria provided material support for Iraq prior to and during Operation Iraqi Freedom. - Syria declared this week that it was committed to a permanent state of war with Israel. - If any state qualifies as a sponsor of terrorism, it is Syria. Its sponsorship of Hezbollah, which itself has officially declared war on the USA, is proof enough of this indisputable fact. - Syria is a major sponsor of terror against Israel. - Syria's domination of Lebanon prevents the elimination of terrorism in that nation and destroys the freedom of its people. - Cutting off the flow of $0.25/gallon oil greatly weakens Syria's ability to make use of its 3000 tanks and 2000 aircraft, providing the USA with a stratgic opportunity.

Other possibilities include North Korea, Iran, or perhaps even Saudi Arabia itself. We are currently pursuing a strategy of waiting out the North Koreans, since they are running on fumes and may collapse at any time. Iran is undergoing an internal reformation - it may not be necessary nor desirable to interfere with it. Saudi Arabia is a more complex situation and different means may be available to us in dealing with it.

The Syrian regime cannot last long without its cheap oil even without our intervention, so a confrontation of the problem, if we are to deal seriously with terrorism, is inevitable. For the USA, this may very well be the right place at the right time.

TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: hezbollah; syria

1 posted on 04/05/2003 1:32:23 PM PST by thoughtomator
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To: thoughtomator
As long as we continue to feed the North Korean regime with "humanitarian aid", the regime in Pyongyang will continue to be a problem.
2 posted on 04/05/2003 1:47:01 PM PST by Commander8
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To: Commander8
This could be our reason....IF CONFIRMED

Is Saddam in Syria?

From DEBKAfile War Diary - Day 15, April 3, 2003

April 5, 2003, 1:58 PM (GMT+02:00)

DEBKAfile’s Exclusive Middle East sources have tracked down the top Iraqi leadership’s bolt-hole. It is a large 1,600-room luxury resort with 600 meters of private sandy beach in the Mediterranean coastal town of Latakiya called Cote d’Azur De Cham Resort, prepaid and chartered in toto by Baghdad.

The group may include Saddam Hussein or his sons, but this is not confirmed.

The hotel is located close to the Assad family villa.

Top Iraqi officials are reported hiding there since March 23, four days after the US-led coalition invaded Iraq. They are guarded by a Syrian commando unit armed with anti-air missiles while Syrian naval missile boats secure the port.

DEBKAfile’s military sources also report: The Iraqi troops sent to reinforce Baghdad’s international airport are members of the Iraqi 26th Brigade’s special commando unit, whose sole task is to defend lives of Saddam Hussein and close family. These commandos take orders from no one but Iraqi ruler and sons, who are unlikely to have stripped themselves of this protection if they were still present in the capital. This outward movement from Baghdad is further indication of drastic changes in the Iraqi government’s top level
3 posted on 04/05/2003 2:50:14 PM PST by STOCKHRSE (God Bless and keep our Commander In Chief....We are expendable...)
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To: Travis McGee; AAABEST; harpseal; Joe Brower; pocat
Hmmmmmmm....albeit DEBKA...........Hmmmmmmm ?????

Stay Safe !

4 posted on 04/10/2003 11:17:02 AM PDT by Squantos (Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.)
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To: Squantos
I view Debka as the "CNN" of the third world. $:-)

5 posted on 04/10/2003 11:20:37 AM PDT by Joe Brower (
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To: Joe Brower
LOL.....if Sad Assed Insane was watching the wheres Usama Bin Runnin nooze he left Iraq a week before we crossed the Kuwaiti border IMO. I believe he's doing the Idi Amin Dada thang (whos living large in Saudi Arabia) Syrian style right now.

Whatever opinion one has of old Sad Ass he didn't stay in power for 30 plus years by being stoooopid. I say that rat turd is alive and well in the last stronghold in the area. Syria !

Just my opinion of course............Stay Safe !

6 posted on 04/10/2003 11:38:00 AM PDT by Squantos (Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.)
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To: thoughtomator
I agree completely: it's Syria.
7 posted on 04/10/2003 5:52:27 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: thoughtomator
I agree with you completly. The only way this country will be safe is if we can take out the terrorist supporting regimes in Libya, Syria, Iran, and North Korea while supporting our allies in the war against terror Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. I makes me sick when the crybaby Democrats come out against war with Syria and Iran, why don't they just go to France?
8 posted on 05/12/2003 11:45:24 AM PDT by Freedom Patriot Power
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Doesn't look like Debka got this one right, I'm afraid.
9 posted on 01/14/2004 10:04:27 PM PST by thoughtomator ("I will do whatever the Americans want because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid"-Qadafi)
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