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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 06:38 PM
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Allow me to freak you out, part II
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In this thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

...I describe one possible timeline of actions that would lead to total conflagration. The kick-off, I said, was Syrian involement:

"The military build-up on the border between Israel and Lebanon is ostensibly aimed at Hezbollah guerillas, but it isn't too long of a drive between that build-up and the Syrian border. If enough people get nervous on either side, or if Syria decides to flex its muscles on behalf of its proxy fighters in Lebanon, or if Israel decides to strike the root instead of the stalk, then all of a sudden we have a firefight between two serious powers."

I just got this report:

http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=311049&si...

Syria to enter conflict if Lebanon invaded: Minister

Madrid, July 23: A Syrian Minister warned Israel in an interview published today that a major ground incursion into Lebanon would draw his country into the Middle East conflict.

"If Israel makes a land entry into Lebanon, they can get to within 20 kilometres of Damascus," Information Minister Moshen Bilal told a Spanish newspaper.

"What will we do? Stand by with our arms folded? Absolutely not. Without any doubt, Syria will intervene in the conflict."

Bilal said Syria wanted above all a ceasefire "as soon as possible" combined with a prisoner exchange and indicated he was working to that end with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, whom he met in recent days in Madrid.

But he added, "I repeat, if Israel makes a land invasion of Lebanon and gets near US, Syria will not stand by with arms folded. It will enter the conflict."

...more...

So.
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