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Posted on Apr 27, 2008
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This past week, Syria made headlines not once but twice. One story implicates the country in enriching uranium and says the CIA confirmed to Congress that the target of a mysterious Israeli air raid in northern Syria on Sept. 6, 2007, was a reactor built with North Korean help.

The second story concerns a claim, recently made by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, that Ehud Olmert, Israel’s prime minister, has made an offer to withdraw from Syria’s Golan Heights in exchange for a peace deal with Damascus.

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By nefertiti, April 30, 2008 at 2:18 am Link to this comment

IsraHELL is not going to give up the Golan heights (it planned for it at the zionist Conference in Paris in 1919 along with the Jordan valley (done) and the Litani river (south of lebanon, not yet )

The Golan heights has too much water to give up so easily and too many illegal settlments as well . IsraHELL just wanted to tempt Syria so it gives up Hezbollah and Iran .
the Nuclear allegations remind me too much of the Phoney WMDS presentation by Colin Powell at the UN .Those photos made be the creation of the CIA or Tel Aviv .

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By cyrena, April 29, 2008 at 1:16 pm Link to this comment

This is true, and I’ve read the same from Seymour Hersch and others. (Don’t forget that Seymour is who alerted us to the ‘created’ threat of Iran).

So, it’s really just the same old shit, from the same old people, that anybody with even a pin prick of a mind could understand.

How simple is this. Israel is the ONLY country in the region in possession of NUCLEAR WEAPONS, and has been the ONLY country in the Middle East with these weapons, for WELL OVER 20 YEARS!!

Somebody explain the logic of how every other country in the Middle East, THAT DOES NOT HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, can be a ‘threat’, with poor little Israel in the cross hairs, fearing for its safety. The suggestion that ANY country OTHER than ISRAEL is a ‘threat’ to peace, is like the cruelest face of the past 60 years.

Tell Israel to give up all of their nukes, and stop bombing the hell out of all of its neighbors, and then maybe there will be peace.

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By boggs, April 28, 2008 at 1:48 pm Link to this comment

We saw this movie in 2003 only under another title, another victim, but the same old villain, (BUSH.)

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By Sullen Susy, April 28, 2008 at 8:09 am Link to this comment
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This has nothing to do with a very interesting commentary from the Mosaic Intelligence report.

Why is there a television set behind the moderator that has Curious George on it??

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By P. T., April 28, 2008 at 7:41 am Link to this comment

The Zionists are occupier/terrorists.  Try to pay attention.

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By weather, April 28, 2008 at 4:10 am Link to this comment
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Acrimony, angst and a inexhaustable supply of manipulating deceit and trouble - all very carefully packaged w/a phony & fraudulent energy of a Hollywood production.

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By Marshall, April 28, 2008 at 1:06 am Link to this comment

Interesting clip.  I wonder how the American left would respond to a Syrian break with Iran.  On the one hand, it could help lead to more regional stability (which the left says it wants).  But it could also lead to Syrian peace with Israel (which the left sees as an occupying terrorist state).  And it would be a snub to Iran/Hezbollah (with whom the left has fellowship as a defiant, freedom-fighting underdog against an imperialistic Bush hegemony).  Would the left consider it wrong for Syria to negotiate with a “terrorist” state (Israel), while still supporting direct U.S. negotiation with Hamas (also a terrorist organization, though the darling of the left’s anti-U.S. sentiment)?  Or, perhaps it would ignore Syrian moderation altogether, as it did Libya when it chose to give up its nuclear weapons program under pressure from the Bush administration.  Sounds like a middle east soap opera!  “Days of Our Lives: how will the left react?”  Drama.  Contradiction.  Denial.  Self analysis.  Acceptance.  So many emotions, so little thought.  I can’t wait!

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By boggs, April 27, 2008 at 12:28 pm Link to this comment

The smoking gun here would be Bush’s brain erupting again.
Why does he not get embarrassed while everyone laughs at his ignorance?

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By P. T., April 27, 2008 at 11:11 am Link to this comment

The Washington Post reports a senior official said US intelligence had formally declared only “low confidence” the site played a role in a Syrian nuclear program. The sole photograph publicly released of Syrian and North Korean officials does not appear to come from the site in question. Republican Congressmember Peter Hoekstra criticized the White House briefing.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra: “A trusting environment between the administration and Congress does not exist. I think many people believe that we were used today by the administration, not because they felt that they had to inform Congress because it was their legal obligation to do that, but because they had other agendas in mind. Remember, it is the legal responsibility of the administration to keep Congress fully and currently informed on the issues that the administration is dealing with.”

Earlier this year, New Yorker correspondent Seymour Hersh reported there is no evidence the site was involved in nuclear weapons. Hersh said Israel did not know what it was targeting and was mainly hoping to send a message to Iran.

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By nrobi, April 27, 2008 at 10:48 am Link to this comment

As we all know, anyway those of us who are thinking people, the administration of the shrub, is assuredly going to start another conflict with either Syria or Iran. The neo-conservative viewpoint of the world is that they are supposed to rule the world and democracy is the only form of government that is worthwhile. But the form of democracy, that they hold to is that of a proto-fascist, always controlling overbearing state. George Orwell, had it right when in those two classics, Animal Farm, and 1984, he showed the “rightness” and “wrongness” of those who place themselves under the thumb of an absolute ruler.  We are supposed to be thinking as well as reasoning beings, yet we all would stand for the rubbish of the administration, are gullible enough to take this line of hogwash hook, line and sinker. Isn’t enough, enough? Do we as the electorate of the president, have a say in the way we conduct ourselves in the world? I, propose, that if, this lame duck, has-bean, president, seeks to start another conflict in an area already over-burdened by conflict then he must seek from the American people the legal right to go to war.  No more of this “decider” whoo-hah. We cannot take another set of years devoted to spilling our sons and daughters precious blood for a cause that is illegal and immoral.

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By randyha, April 27, 2008 at 8:46 am Link to this comment

This sounnds like the Iraq’s WMDs story minus Powell testifying before the UN. Didn’t they also show satellite photos about Iraq’s nuclear program and pictures of trains used as labs and a whole bunch of lies? Deja Vu al over again!

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