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Israel's Gathering Storm
Power Line ^ | April 20, 2007 | Scott Johnson

Posted on 04/21/2007 7:17:00 AM PDT by yoe

Caroline Glick's excellent Jerusalem Post column ("Fighting the next war") is the latest in her series on the threats confronting Israel. Glick writes:

"Syria has been openly preparing for war since the last summer. And in the space of the past week alone, the Syrians twice announced their intention to attack Israel. On Monday, Syria's Propaganda Minister Moshen Bilal threatened that if Israel doesn't fully implement the Arab plan which calls for its retreat to the 1949 armistice lines and acceptance of millions of Arab immigrants, Syria will go to war. On Wednesday, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad said, "We always prepare ourselves. Israel is a fierce enemy. We have seen nothing from it but harm."

A constructive Israeli policy for contending with Syria must be based on a clear understanding of both Syria's interests and our own.

First there are Syria's war preparations. Many note optimistically that Syria has not moved its tanks to the border. But why would it?

Syria has no intention of fighting a conventional war against Israel. The war that Syria is planning will bear greater similarity to the insurgency in Iraq and Hizbullah's war last summer than to Syria's previous wars with Israel.

In the midst of last summer's war, Assad announced the formation of a new terror force tasked with infiltrating and attacking targets on the Golan Heights. The Syrian order of battle also includes a highly trained commando division; a massive artillery force capable of wreaking destruction on the Golan Heights and the Galilee; Scud ballistic missiles with ranges covering all of Israel; and chemical warheads that can be fitted on the Scuds.

This week CBN broadcast satellite footage of three hardened Syrian missile facilities outside of Homs and Hama. Syria aims to bleed Israel in order to force subsequent Israeli political concessions."

It's a long column, all of which is worth reading.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
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It is a tragedy that speaker Pelosi chose to disregard not only her President and the rules of her office but also chose to turn her back on Israel.
1 posted on 04/21/2007 7:17:00 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

When is somebody in the Main Stream Media going to question the open anti-semitism in the Democrat Party?

The media refuses to recognize the like of John Conyers, and that B**** from Georgia. Talk about HATE crimes!

And the beat goes on.


2 posted on 04/21/2007 7:19:27 AM PDT by kjo
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To: yoe

Israel has nothing to fear from Syria — Pelosi had some coffee with Assad and says everything’s cool.


3 posted on 04/21/2007 7:23:13 AM PDT by Uncledave
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To: yoe
Now more Land for Peace,, Israel ? take back what belongs to you.
4 posted on 04/21/2007 7:27:05 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

I meant,,,, NO MORE LAND FOR PEACE


5 posted on 04/21/2007 7:27:58 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: yoe

For Israel and us, the price of Bush’s roadmap detour to Baghdad continues to mount.


6 posted on 04/21/2007 7:30:32 AM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: yoe

7 posted on 04/21/2007 7:30:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: SJackson
Plunk.
8 posted on 04/21/2007 7:34:25 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
If attacked , Israel should hit them with everything they have, and I do mean everything. Make it short and to the point. Amen.
9 posted on 04/21/2007 7:51:26 AM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: yoe

The solution is car bombs in Damascus, Isfahan and Quom.


10 posted on 04/21/2007 7:55:43 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Reid must go)
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To: gakrak

“If attacked , Israel should hit them with everything they have, and I do mean everything. Make it short and to the point. Amen.”

Gaza needs to be first wiped from the face of the earth. Israel then needs to take out Damascus. The only way Iran can attack is either from troop movements through Syria or firing missiles over Iraq and Jordan.

Granted, they can also sneak a nuke into Lebanon.


11 posted on 04/21/2007 7:59:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Communism is legalized corruption by the elite.)
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To: gakrak

Samson option


12 posted on 04/21/2007 8:05:59 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: All

Issa and some other republicans also went to Syria in the last few months. Just an observation.


13 posted on 04/21/2007 8:07:23 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo (If the Moon didn't exist, people would have traveled to Mars by now.)
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To: kjo
When is somebody in the Main Stream Media going to question the open anti-semitism in the Democrat Party?

Hell, when are Jewish voters, who reliably vote Democratic, going to question the open anti-semitism in the Democratic Party?

14 posted on 04/21/2007 8:09:51 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (Run, Fred, run!)
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To: kjo

Israel does not have any earthly friends. But she has God, which will become plainly obvious in the not too distant future, IMHO.


15 posted on 04/21/2007 8:11:01 AM PDT by MrLee
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
Israel ? take back what belongs to you.

Of course the Democrats want a Palestinian State and Israel to disappear! Once that happens they have a precedent for giving the American Southwest to the descendants of the Spanish Conquistadors.(I believe the Mayan and Aztec Indians are more "native" than "Hispanics".)
16 posted on 04/21/2007 8:22:32 AM PDT by BabsC
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To: MrLee
Israel does not have any earthly friends, maybe Nation friends, but, individuals or groups can.
Most modern day Christians support Israel.
I am proud to support the Jewish people, Israel, and Zionism.
17 posted on 04/21/2007 8:32:56 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: yoe

Syria preparing for War with Israel? I know those guys have some strange ideas, but I don’t think the Syrian government is suicidal. Israel could flatten Demascus in a matter of days.


18 posted on 04/21/2007 8:54:26 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: BabsC
Most Mexican American DNA is native American.
19 posted on 04/21/2007 9:10:25 AM PDT by bog (http://bigokieguy.blogspot.com/ is my new BLOG)
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To: bog

bump for later.


20 posted on 04/21/2007 9:13:49 AM PDT by carton253 (I've cried tears and stayed the same.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

If you read the article, it pointed out that Syria would not bring a tactical war to Israel, but rather a a war similar to the one being fought by the terrorists in Iraq.


21 posted on 04/21/2007 9:31:26 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: BabsC
(I believe the Mayan and Aztec Indians are more "native" than "Hispanics".)

Undoubtedly so, but immaterial, as neither the Mayan, nor Aztec Empire ever held the territory which comprises the current southwest portion of the United States. Mexico's claim rests solely on Mexico's annexing that territory by fiat following their successful war of independence from Spain, circa 1820 it was, California included, never really considered part of Mexico proper, until they lost it...

the infowarrior

22 posted on 04/21/2007 10:50:15 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Diogenesis

Yep, she sure knows how to keep her right hand placed on her thigh so as not to give the slightest appearance of holding hands, the same way Cheney did a few months back when sitting in a chair next to one of these . They all know that W will never live down his infamous handholding pix.


23 posted on 04/21/2007 10:57:27 AM PDT by Ieatfrijoles (Incinerate Riyadh Now.(Request shot splash))
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To: Fitzcarraldo
“Issa and some other republicans also went to Syria in the last few months. Just an observation.”

So called fact finding junkets are common.

Attempting to undermine our foreign foreign policy during time of war is another, yet common Democrat act of treason. The Pig Kennedy and Jimmy the Good also attempted much the same during the cold war when they visited the Soviet Embassy in DC to conspire to bring down President Reagan and his initiatives.

24 posted on 04/21/2007 1:28:04 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Scotus - Happily Buggering the Constitution since 1937.)
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To: yoe

Do those stupid Syrians know how NUKE is spelled?


25 posted on 04/21/2007 1:32:16 PM PDT by hgro (Jerry Riversd)
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To: hgro

No one has yet mentioned Isaiah 17, so I will.


26 posted on 04/21/2007 1:41:50 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: yoe
The war that Syria is planning will bear greater similarity to the insurgency in Iraq and Hizbullah's war last summer than to Syria's previous wars with Israel.

Only if that's the way that Israel responds. Syria alone cannot determine how any war would be conducted.

IOW the Israelis might, and should, kick a$$ and take names. Starting with a precision guided bomb dropped into Asad's bedroom window.

27 posted on 04/21/2007 6:11:38 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Isaiah 17:1.


28 posted on 04/21/2007 6:22:16 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: firebrand

Ya beat me to it..ditto!


29 posted on 04/21/2007 6:23:11 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: BabsC
Once that happens they have a precedent for giving the American Southwest to the descendants of the Spanish Conquistadors.(I believe the Mayan and Aztec Indians are more "native" than "Hispanics".)

Mexican "hispanics", and Tejano ones as well, are descendants of both the Conquistadors and various Indian groups. Although any Mayan or Aztecs descendants would have had to have migrated up to Tejas, California, Arizona, and New Mexico, as the original Aztecs di did not live that far north.

30 posted on 04/21/2007 6:57:47 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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