Sunday, December 19, 2004

Is Syria Next?

I just overheard John Loftus (someone in the past whom I've found to be quite reliable, and I enjoyed one of his books) say on Fox News Television something to the effect that when Israel informed the White House that it was interested in negotiating with the present government of Syria, (under dictator opthalmologist Assad) over the Golan Heights, the White House told Israel, don't bother negotiating with them they won't be in power for long!

Important Caveat: I was only half-listening in the beginning and all of this is totally unconfirmed. Moreover, perhaps I heard it wrong.

Anyway, if Syria's Criminal Gang does come tumbling down soon, remember where you heard it first!

Update: This article (registration may be required) affirms what Loftus was saying.

Money quote from the article:

"It really wouldn't look good if Israel legitimizes Syria's regime by resuming peace talks when there is talk in Washington about striking Syria militarily," said one Israeli diplomat.


Blogger Gindy said...

If true, that would be a great thing. My question is would it be smart for them to negotiate that land away no matter who is ruling Syria?

December 19, 2004 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Wizenberg said...

I have no idea about the scope of the negotiations over the Golan Heights. Without knowing precisely what's at stake, it's difficult to pronounce on the wisdom of any proffered compromises.

I hope that the Israeli authorities involved in any negotiations, would be ever mindful to keep Israel secure.

December 19, 2004 at 5:49 PM  

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