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Originally posted by finnman68
is syria moving closer to an attack by US or UN forces, with allegations of insurgence move accross syrian borders and the rumors of WMD being move into Syria, and now US and the UN are looking into these possible lies about withdrawing from Lebonon?
Since we don't know in which cave or even in which country bin Laden is hiding, we hear the clamor of many for us to overthrow our next villain- Saddam Hussein- guilty or not. On the short list of countries to be attacked are North Korea, Libya, Syria, Iran, and the Sudan, just for starters. But this jingoistic talk is foolhardy and dangerous. The war against terrorism cannot be won in this manner.
The drumbeat for attacking Baghdad grows louder every day, with Paul Wolfowitz, Bill Kristol, Richard Perle, and Bill Bennett leading the charge. In a recent interview, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, made it clear: "We are going to continue pursuing the entire al Qaeda network which is in 60 countries, not just Afghanistan." Fortunately, President Bush and Colin Powell so far have resisted the pressure to expand the war into other countries. Let us hope and pray that they do not yield to the clamor of
the special interests that want us to take on Iraq.
It's your turn to pull out, Syria tells US
WASHINGTON: Syria's ambassador to Washington said on Wednesday he hoped the United States and Israel would follow his country's example and withdraw from Iraq and Palestinian areas, just as Syria was leaving Lebanon.
"We will withdraw (from Lebanon) as soon as possible, the sooner the better. And we are not talking of two or three months. We will do this very, very quickly," Syria's envoy Imad Moustapha said in a speech at Georgetown University.
"I hope this will inspire other countries in the Middle East to withdraw their occupations from Iraq and Palestine and from Syria itself," he said.
"President Bush has many times spoken about making Iraq a model that will inspire the whole Arab world... I think the Arab people will love to see this
Americans and the Israelis."
Syria is well aware of the hypocricy of the US telling them to pull out but they still lived up to their promise. When is the Israeli occupation of Sheba Farms going to end? When is the occupation of Iraq going to end? Don't tell me that the Iraqis want the US to stay because there were many in Lebanon who also wanted Syria to stay.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
WTF? Iraq is not stable enough for the U.S. to leave we have only been there for like 2 years and well probably be gone in another year or two. Syria was in Lebanon for 30 years! And I don't have much love for Israel but they seem to be doing everything they can even against their own people to pull out of the Gaza settlements.
Originally posted by KhieuSamphan
A bit off-topic, I know, but did anyone else find it strange how one day the Syrains seemed to be in Lebanon, and the next day they appeared to be packing up and leaving, without even a murmur.
Considering they had been in Lebanon for so long and knowing how volatile this area is, I was suprised by how readily the Syrians packed up and left.
Well, thats how it looked to me. Maybe I am wrong!