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Syria calls for profound dialogue with the US
al Bawaba ^ | Februari 20 2007

Posted on 02/20/2007 9:21:26 AM PST by knighthawk

Syria on Tuesday called for talks with the United States to cover all areas of contention in the Middle East, a state newspaper has said.

"Syria wants to engage in a dialogue with the United States concerning all issues: Palestine, the Golan Heights, Iraq, Lebanon as well as anything else to do with Arab countries," an editorial in the official Ath-Thawra said Tuesday. "Syria insists on a serious and profound dialogue on all subjects without exception," it added.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: geopolitics; syria

1 posted on 02/20/2007 9:21:27 AM PST by knighthawk
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To: MizSterious; Nix 2; green lantern; BeOSUser; Brad's Gramma; dreadme; Turk2; keri; ...

Ping


2 posted on 02/20/2007 9:22:39 AM PST by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: knighthawk

Ferret Face getting nervous...?


3 posted on 02/20/2007 9:23:04 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: knighthawk

Ok. Let's start with Saddaam's WMD hidden in your deserts...


4 posted on 02/20/2007 9:23:09 AM PST by John123 (Dick Morris predicts Hitlery will be the worst president ever... I will now light myself on fire)
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To: knighthawk

Talk to Israel about the Golan Heights.


5 posted on 02/20/2007 9:23:30 AM PST by The Blitherer (Duncan Hunter for President '08!)
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To: knighthawk

Wonder if Syria thinks we will use them as target practice before going after against Iran for their Iraq attacks on our troops.


6 posted on 02/20/2007 9:24:03 AM PST by rod1
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To: The Blitherer

Actually, now might be a good time to talk to Assad. I hear there is some real friction between Syria and Iran at this moment and we should take advantage of that.


7 posted on 02/20/2007 9:24:40 AM PST by jmc1969
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To: knighthawk

Sounds like this has potential.


8 posted on 02/20/2007 9:25:03 AM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: RightWhale

Could it be he has a great view of some carriers?


9 posted on 02/20/2007 9:26:27 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: rod1

We could stand to do a good JLOTS over the beaches of Syria straight into Iran.


10 posted on 02/20/2007 9:27:38 AM PST by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: knighthawk

Is flying "the bird" considered profound? Maybe if we hang our shoes off of it?!?


11 posted on 02/20/2007 9:27:49 AM PST by MortMan (Middle Age: When playing like a child makes you feel like an old man the next morning.)
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To: knighthawk
"Syria wants to engage in a dialogue with the United States concerning all issues: Palestine, Israel, the Golan Heights, Israel, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel as well as anything else to do with Arab countries, Like Israel" an editorial in the official Ath-Thawra said Tuesday. "Syria insists on a serious and profound dialogue on all subjects without exception, meaning Israel." it added.
12 posted on 02/20/2007 9:28:06 AM PST by Cogadh na Sith (There's an open road from the cradle to the tomb.)
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To: knighthawk

Maybe Assad has concluded we're really gonna do Iran, which could leave him the last islamo-fascist standing.


13 posted on 02/20/2007 9:28:43 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: John123

That's the official line. There are no Saddam WMD's. Saddam was our guy sorta. He was getting long in the tooth and we needed to intercede before Iran engineered one of those spiffy people islamic revolutions in Sadr City and watched it expand. Our top guys know democratization of the ME in the short term is going to make things worse. Why? Because the idiots over there will vote for what makes them feel good, not what'll make them get ahead. So we let the idiots put a name and a face and most importantly institutional responsibility on the terrorists. We let them have enough rope to hang themselves with their own barbaric stupidity.

Nazism was cheered by just about every German before it ultimately bit them in the arse.


14 posted on 02/20/2007 9:29:03 AM PST by kinghorse (calls them like I sees them)
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To: knighthawk
Here's your dialogue:

"Do you acknowledge the right of Israel to exist?"

"No?.....F-off."

15 posted on 02/20/2007 9:30:10 AM PST by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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To: Long Island Pete

Whatever the motivation, at least there is an entity there to have discussion with. Unlike islam.


16 posted on 02/20/2007 9:30:54 AM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: knighthawk

My first thought when I read this was this: Syria is misreading our internal debate on Iraq as a weak-willed American belief that we are losing, and of our newfound desire to give our enemies in the MidEast concessions.

Then, I realized that if the Dems had their way, this would not be a misreading at all.


17 posted on 02/20/2007 9:31:37 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: jmc1969
Actually, now might be a good time to talk to Assad. I hear there is some real friction between Syria and Iran at this moment and we should take advantage of that.

I agree, but I think we should draw the line at the Golan Heights, unless Israel is represented at the talks as well. Cutting Israel out of the talks when it comes to land under their control is a mistake similar to Chamberlain's when he cut up Czechoslovakia in the 30's. It sets a dangerous precedent.

18 posted on 02/20/2007 9:33:51 AM PST by The Blitherer (Duncan Hunter for President '08!)
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To: colorado tanker

Assad is no Islamist, but rather a Ba'athist.

His dad massacred thousands of Islamists at Hama.


19 posted on 02/20/2007 9:33:56 AM PST by rahbert
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To: mewzilla

The Alawites see the writing on the wall. Iran is a greater threat than is the US.


20 posted on 02/20/2007 9:34:01 AM PST by x_plus_one (As long as we pretend to not be fighting Iran in Iraq, we can't pretend to win the war.)
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To: knighthawk
Control your border with Iraq or we will have a "profound dialog" with you via our B-2 bombers.


Do these murderous scum know how to play our gutless wonders in the US Congress and the Failed Media or what?
21 posted on 02/20/2007 9:36:08 AM PST by MNJohnnie ( If they say "speaking truth to power,"-they haven't had a l thought since the Beatles broke up)
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To: knighthawk
Palestine: it doesn't exist.
Golan Heights: Israel's forever.
Iraq: we'll take care of Iraq.
Lebanon: it bears no no connection to Syria, whatsoever.

What else would they like to discuss?

22 posted on 02/20/2007 9:36:10 AM PST by onedoug
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To: jmc1969
hear there is some real friction between Syria and Iran at this moment and we should take advantage of that.

And maybe that is pure make believe BS to keep us talking and buy time for Iran to finish getting the Bomb.

23 posted on 02/20/2007 9:37:28 AM PST by MNJohnnie ( If they say "speaking truth to power,"-they haven't had a l thought since the Beatles broke up)
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To: knighthawk
As long as it isn't the usual one way dialog they produce.
24 posted on 02/20/2007 9:38:12 AM PST by oyez ( My karma ran over your dogma.)
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To: knighthawk
As long as it isn't the usual one way dialog they produce.
25 posted on 02/20/2007 9:38:15 AM PST by oyez ( My karma ran over your dogma.)
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To: The Blitherer

So like the Leftists all they got to do to con the Dinocons is make retorical kissy faces at them and the Do Nothings will fall all over themselves to play nice with the thugs?

Sorry, Syria is part of the problem not part of the solution, this is nothing but a bluff. A PR con game to buy time and keep us talking.


26 posted on 02/20/2007 9:39:31 AM PST by MNJohnnie ( If they say "speaking truth to power,"-they haven't had a l thought since the Beatles broke up)
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To: roaddog727
JLOTS

Translation, please?

27 posted on 02/20/2007 9:40:37 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: MNJohnnie

The friction is related mostly to events in Lebanon.


28 posted on 02/20/2007 9:40:39 AM PST by jmc1969
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To: onedoug

If our chicken-shiite State Department wasn't such a failure in supporting the USA, maybe...but I do not trust this bunch of left-over, dead-head diplos including Condo Rice to do the job! Let the Special Forces do the talkin' with Syria.


29 posted on 02/20/2007 9:40:58 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: rahbert

The secular fascists and religious fascists are two sides of the same coin, imho. Assad has had no trouble in the past working with the Iranians and Hezbollah, who are Shia (we've been assured that could never happen), Islamic Jihad, and most ironic of all, Hamas, named for his father's massacre.


30 posted on 02/20/2007 9:43:04 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: knighthawk
Sure, and the United States insists upon a profound cessation of arms supplies and terrorists into Israel and Iraq.

You first, Syria.
31 posted on 02/20/2007 9:45:18 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Don't mess with the Kitties)
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To: kinghorse
Because the idiots over there will vote for what makes them feel good, not what'll make them get ahead.

Unlike here.

32 posted on 02/20/2007 9:50:36 AM PST by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: hsalaw

Joint
Logsitics
Over
The
Shore


33 posted on 02/20/2007 9:50:49 AM PST by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: The Blitherer

Syria is no match at all for Israel with or without the Golan today.

If a deal is stuck it needs to be done right. There are ways of making sure Syria could never use the Golan to attack Israel.

Making the Golan a non militarized zone with Israel agents allowed to come and go freely would be the best way. At the first sign Syria is breaching the agreement its over and Israel kicks Syria's ass once again.


34 posted on 02/20/2007 9:51:06 AM PST by jmc1969
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To: hsalaw

Joint Logistics Over The Shore


35 posted on 02/20/2007 9:51:42 AM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: mewzilla

My opinion is that they saw all of the Democrats crying for engagement so they went ahead and said "Yes, please engage us - don't be a warmongering country." This doesn't mean they will drop their support for terrosists one iota, it is just a PR vistory for them as they can say they tried diplomacy, but the big bad US wouldn't budge. This is how the MSM will portray it even though the officials in Washington have secret goods on the Syrians with respect to their support of terrorists and their rat lines. F SYRIA


36 posted on 02/20/2007 10:02:44 AM PST by steel_resolve (They hate us because they do not rule us)
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To: jmc1969
The US “demands” should be given to terrorist Assad though some Arab governments such as Saudi Arabia. The demands should be as follow:

1. Immediately stop giving any type of support to terrorists in Iraq and those terrorists coming to Iraq form Syria.

2. Immediately surrender all the Baath leadership hiding in Syria.

3. Immediately surrender all your WMD weapons and stop all your WMD programs. If you have Saddam regime WMD or the precursors to make WMD you must surrender it immediately.

3. Immediately stop funding and supporting Hizballah terrorists in Lebanon, Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups in the Palestinian territories.

4. Immediately stop any interference in Lebanon affairs.

5. Immediately surrender all the people in your ruling terrorist regime including yourself for your assassination of Lebanese leaders who including Lebanese PM Rafik Al Hariri.

37 posted on 02/20/2007 10:12:25 AM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: jveritas

That is what we should have done in 2003.

As of right now such demands would be laughed at thanks to our Congress and the mood in the country. Yes, they do pay close attention to our politics.


38 posted on 02/20/2007 10:18:53 AM PST by jmc1969
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To: mewzilla

Probably not. They only talk as a form of deception. It will buy them and Iran time to complete their evil plans for Israel and the U.S.


39 posted on 02/20/2007 10:29:15 AM PST by fourmation599 (Infidel is in the eye of the beholder)
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To: jmc1969

Terrorist Assad knows now that the democrats are not nearly as powerful as he thought in stopping President Bush plan for victory in Iraq and that is why he is asking for “deep dialogue with the US”.


40 posted on 02/20/2007 10:44:49 AM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: John123

BTTT


41 posted on 02/20/2007 10:48:20 AM PST by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: knighthawk

This is interesting. I wonder what's driving it? All the appeasement talk from the Dems should be convincing them to walk away from the negotiating table, NOT towards it.


42 posted on 02/20/2007 11:06:32 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: roaddog727; Jaysun

Thank you.


43 posted on 02/20/2007 3:06:01 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: hsalaw
"Thank you."

Translation, please? No. I'm kidding.
44 posted on 02/20/2007 3:11:41 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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