Skip to comments.Israel's Gathering Storm
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.
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.
Israel has nothing to fear from Syria — Pelosi had some coffee with Assad and says everything’s cool.
I meant,,,, NO MORE LAND FOR PEACE
For Israel and us, the price of Bush’s roadmap detour to Baghdad continues to mount.
The solution is car bombs in Damascus, Isfahan and Quom.
“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.
Issa and some other republicans also went to Syria in the last few months. Just an observation.
Hell, when are Jewish voters, who reliably vote Democratic, going to question the open anti-semitism in the Democratic Party?
Israel does not have any earthly friends. But she has God, which will become plainly obvious in the not too distant future, IMHO.
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.
bump for later.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Do those stupid Syrians know how NUKE is spelled?
No one has yet mentioned Isaiah 17, so I will.
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.
Ya beat me to it..ditto!
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.