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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Then what will they discuss?

Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad wants to participate in 'peace talks' with Israel. There's just one small problem: He doesn't want to discuss anything.
Damascus expressed satisfaction over the weekend on calls by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to include Syria in the peace process, but stressed that it would not negotiate over a partial Israeli withdrawal from the Golan. Syrian sources told the London-based Arabic language a-Shark al-Awsat Sunday that Damascus still sees negotiations with Israel as a “strategic interest” for Syria.

A report on Israel Radio said that the statements come a day after a visit by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Damascus. Western officials said that recent rumors that Syria and Israel were set to enter into talks was upsetting Iran, which hopes to keep Damascus out of the West's sphere of influence.
And I'll bet Assad told Ahmadinejad that he has nothing to fear because Israel will not negotiate with him on a basis of forfeiting the entire Golan before even getting to the table. So there won't be any negotiations because the Syrians don't want them anyway.

What could go wrong?


At 8:33 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

And Israel's Stupid Jews perennially beg the Syrians to take back the Golan but the Syrians always refuse to do so.

We can only be glad the Syrians are that intransigent.

What could go wrong indeed


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