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Originally posted by xmotex
My ONLY point was that they were pointing the finger at us out of embarassment, because they didn't know it was coming.
And your ONLY evidence for this claim is an unreliable report of an anonymous source by a highly ideological media outlet that has an axe to grind with the Syrians.
I have seen no other evidence besides this one suspect report that anyone in the Syrian government has made this kind of claim.
It's almost certainly a bogus meme, consciously manufactured to produce exactly such a result, most likely to counter the ideological confusion created by Syria (part and parcel of the nebulous but nefarious Enemy) thwarting an attack by Islamic militants (supposedly part of that very same menace.)
Notice how quickly this story has vanished from the media radar.
Syria stopping a terrorist attack aimed at the US is not something the crowd running the show right now wants to see on people's minds.
The argument they make is that Syria, Iran, Al Quaeda, Hezbollah, etc. are all part of the same Enemy... that Syria would kill "their own" and thwart an attack on the US throws an unhappy bit of cold water on this claim.
[edit on 9/14/06 by xmotex]
but here are some more sources that are reporting the same thing if you want to take a look at them.
And do you have real evidence that this was "almost certainly a bogus meme, consciouly manufactured"?
Originally posted by DigitalGrl
do you think this was done by the united states?
if you DONT think the united states did it...who do you think did?
why do you think syria would come out and make such a claim?
do you think we are going to see more attacks on our soil anytime soon?