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Sunday, September 09, 2007

An Nahar: Assad calls up the reserves

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called up part of his military reserves while 'continuing to work for peace' according to a report in the Lebanese newspaper an-Nahar. The report is unattributed and gives no clue as to how many troops Assad may have called up.

In the video report below, you will see far more serious accusations against Israel than have been previously reported. In the report from al-Arabiya below, Israel is accused of 'bombing Syrian missile batteries along the coast.' Until now, all we heard about was a flyover in which Israeli jet(s) dumped fuel tanks deep inside Syria. Is Assad gearing up for war? If Katie Couric asked him on Friday, it wasn't in the interview that CBS posted for public consumption on the web (and therefore I have not embedded that interview).


At 4:39 AM, Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

This could be very good news for both Israel and the United States. If the IAF was able to make a successful attack, with no losses, on those new, supposedly state-of-the-art anti-aircraft missile batteries Syria got from Russia, via Iran, that's very good news.

That would seem to indicate that the IAF or the USAF could successfully deal with the very latest Syrian AND Iranian anti-aircraft missile batteries supplied by Russia, in any Israel-Syria war and/or a Israel or US attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities.

It also might suggest that Israeli military planning is becoming further along, hopefully with very close communications with the US military.

It's for certain our European "allies", the UN, the IAEA, etc. aren't going to be able to stop the Iranians from building nuclear weapons. The political will isn't there for one reason; also, as with Saddam, too many people and interests have been bought with Iranian petro-dollars.

As always, it'll come down to Israel and/or the US to do the necessary military work to eliminate this unacceptable global danger.


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