Skip to comments.It looks like a peace deal has been cut with Syria
Posted on 06/17/2008 12:06:34 PM PDT by tedbel
While media attention has been focused on the Palestinian track where no progress has been made and no real pressure applied, serious work has been going on with Syria.
You will recall that the Iraq Study Group under Baker recommended in November 06, that the US should engage Syria and Iran about Iraq without preconditions. While Bash and Rice rejected the recommendations publicly, they went about following them.
The Annapolis Conference held one year later was part of that new dialogue. Syria was induced to attend because, there was added to the agenda, under the title Comprehensive Peace, the Syrian tract and the Lebanon tract. Syria left empty handed and began plotting moves to get satisfaction. In late January, Hezbollah started challenging the Siniora government in Lebanon. This culminated in a mini civil war followed by the Doha Compromise in the last week of May, which strengthened Hezbollah and installed General Sulieman as President. He is known as a Syrian ally.
Much to my surprise, the US backed the agreement and Israel used that as an occasion to announce peace talks with Syria under the auspices of Turkey. Evidently informal talks had been going on for some time. The timing of the announcement may have had more to do with Doha than with Talanski.
Just three weeks later Israel is conceding the Shebaa Farms. This can only signal a final deal with Syria is in the offing.
(Excerpt) Read more at israpundit.com ...
Syria has moved the Golan Heights goal post down the eastern shoreline of the Galilee. It won’t stop until Isreal concedes Haifa.
They’re giving up the Golan Height??!! Is that Sheebaa Farms?? Oh, I hope not.
Peace bought through Appeasement will not last.
How long before sanfran nan takes credit?
The again, Syria can contiue it's war against Israel via Hezboulla.
Why I’m sharked, just sharked to hear you don’t trust the slaves of satanallah al malik the most deceitful!
Yes. And I own a fabulous bridge in Brooklyn I’m just dying to show you.
Syria has been problem since the 1960s. Today it has helped to take over Lebanon in part. It has been rearming the south of Lebanon. Isreal just caught it trying to develop nuclear weapons. Is there any doubt about what Syria is and will continue to be?
I sometimes have to scratch my head and wonder what alternate universe U.S. and Israeli leaders live in, that they think Syria will honor any of it’s agreements.
Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas... they all seem to have Israel’s and our number these days. Promises, promises... until it’s poxies attack, whether it joins in or not.
Good luck with all that. Anyone who thinks peace is at hand is full of something.
It may well last until the next piece. It is a great strategy. Israel can buy Peace by giving the enemy a piece at a time forever. New Math rules!
I’ve heard that this is really about Syria siding with us against Iran, that we have managed to flip Syria. I’m sure the Israeli bombing raid last fall encouraged the Syrians to go along with it...
......Ive heard that this is really about Syria siding with us against Iran.....
Where pray tell, did you hear that tidbit?
Sorry, I couldn’t find it. But I do remember reading it somewhat recently.