Monday, April 14, 2003

Israel has begun to set conditions on Syrian behavior in the future, as it seeks to profit from growing hostility in Washington against the regime in Damascus. This from today's Ha'aretz:

Syria must lift the threat of Hezbollah attacks against Israel and expel the leaders of [Palestinian] terrorist organizations from Damascus, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz was quoted as saying Monday, amid fast-rising tensions between Syria and the United States.

Meanwhile, Israeli foreign minister picked his spot to make an equally threatening statement. From Turkey, he said:

"Syria is letting terrorist organizations operate in the country ... Unfortunately they are not doing anything to prevent it. More than that, they are encouraging terrorist organizations to act within Syria all the time."

Israel to the south, (a halfhearted) Turkey to the north, and America to the east...One can only hope the Syrians don't respond to their west.

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