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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Syrian deputy foreign minister: 'Peace isn't the only way to get the Golan'

This is how Syria conducts 'peace talks.' Several weeks after Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert announced the renewal of talks with Syria, Syria's deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad told a press conference in Jordan on Saturday that if Israel doesn't give Syria the Golan 'peacefully,' it can be taken back in other ways.
During a press conference to Jordanian reporters on Saturday, Syrian deputy Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad said that Syria has "other options" to "liberate" the Golan, adding that should hostilities erupt, his country would be able to "protect its land within minutes."

Speaking directly to Israeli residents of the Golan - whom he labeled "settlers" - the foreign minister warned that they should not "raise their sons in the Golan, for this is not their place."

He addressed Israel with a question: Would it be better to return the heights to Syria "peacefully and without blood," or would a war be necessary?

Mekdad's message to the Golan's residents implied that in case of war, the civilian population there would be a Syrian target.
Did anyone ever think that the civilian population wouldn't be a target in case of war? Just imagine what 'peace' with this guy would be like.
Dear Mr. Mekdad,

Remember 1967? Remember 1973? Damascus is pretty close to the Golan, isn't it?


At 12:40 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

All Israel would have to do is raze Damascus to the ground. They wouldn't need the army to do it, the IAF could do it from the air very easily.

The trouble is that Syria thinks it has a good military. It doesn't.

At 1:02 AM, Blogger Thud said...

a sound beatinf applied to Syria by the IDF occasionaly seems to calm the fools down for awhile...overdue methinks.

At 6:35 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Israel would be a fool to give up the Golan. Fortunately, Syrian bellicosity towards Israel makes that happening any time soon a distant prospect.


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