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10-16-2005, 12:24 AM
Israel says regime change in Syria in world’s interest



JERUSALEM: Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Friday it was in the world’s interest to have a regime change in Syria, which he accused of being “up to its neck” in terror.

“Our interest is to tell the world that Syria is implicated up to its neck in terrorism, a terrorism that is directed not just against Israel but against coalition forces in Iraq,” he told public radio.

“And this is why it is in the interest of the entire world that there is another state in Syria, one that is freer and more democratic,” said Shalom.

The foreign minister’s comments come amid the continuing fallout from the death on Wednesday of Syrian interior minister and former strongman in Lebanon, Ghazi Kanaan.

While officials in Damascus insist Kanaan committed suicidem, there has been widespread speculation that he was to become the scapegoat ahead of a UN report into February’s assassination of ex-Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri.

The front-page story Friday of Israel’s leading Yediot Aharonot daily quoted US officials as saying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime was near collapse in the countdown to the publication of the UN report.

Asked whether he believed that the end was nigh for Assad’s regime, Shalom said that only time would tell. “The future will tell us if this regime is close to the end or not. But there is no doubt that Assad has achieved something amazing: uniting the whole world against Syria,” said Israel’s top diplomat. afp

10-16-2005, 11:08 AM
This is actually very dangerous news. What Israel wants, Israel gets...

10-16-2005, 07:06 PM

"The Bush administration is reportedly considering incursions into Syria as it tries to stem the flow of arms and fighters for the Iraqi insurgency. "


Syria's oil has peaked in case anyone was interested in that

10-16-2005, 08:17 PM
This shit mirrors Vietnam more and more every day. I know it is different, but in a lot of ways it's very similar. Especially the military's approach to the whole thing.

10-16-2005, 11:55 PM
You mean how we bombed/did ops Load or Cambodia or whatever neighbor. Ya I feel you