posted on Apr, 1 2003 @ 11:10 AM
I've been commenting for 3 months that the U.S. would be advised to keep a close eye on Syria. The Syrians know full well what they've been up to
by receiving Husseinís WMD and that would put them in the line of U.S. fire. I have no doubt that behind the scenes our politicians & military
advisors have been giving Syria stern warnings of a future confrontation if they persist. It is not inconceivable that those discussions became
heated and threats have been made by both sides. Itís well known that the Syrian President was against an invasion of Iraq and was one of the first
to confront Mr. Bush in Washington.
The fact that Iraqi soldiers can destroy American tanks, helicopters and drones sends them the message that America is NOT invincible and can be
destroyed. Given their fanaticism and fervour / willingness to die in a Jihad itís no wonder that suicide bombers are coming out of the woodwork from
other Mideast Nations.
If Syria is serious (and I believe they are) about attacking coalition forces in a pre-emptive manner, then the entire Middle East could go up in
smoke quickly, because Israel could be considered a primary target, even before coalition forces. Why attack American & Coalition forces and leave a
long hated enemy next door? A friend told me several years ago that Syria has been building a very strong military infrastructure for many years.
Letís not forget Libya, Iran, the Palestinians, Turkey and the silent Arab nations that despise the West. The coalition forces are literally
surrounded by antagonistic enemies who seethe for Western blood and destruction.
If one were to consider current events, including the Asian issue of China & North Korea ñ then the battle of Armageddon seems a very realistic
scenario given the present situation and world players.
Hereís a quote I got today from the New York Times from an artillery officer: "I've got 30 cannons, and I'm shooting them all. I never shot so
much in my life. I need some more bullets."
More food for thought,
[Edited on 1-4-2003 by deepwaters]