Friday, August 10, 2007

Syria plans for war with Israel,7340,L-3435543,00.html

And what is Israel doing, near as I can tell? Not much. Ehud Olmert and the rest of the Tweedledees and Tweedledums who make up the Israeli government continue to release Palestinian "prisoners" at a record rate, and to fund the secular Mahmoud Abbas government, whose only significant difference from Hamas is that it is not religiously-based. They both agree on their collective desire to kill Jews. Meanwhile, to the north, a war is brewing and this one will not be anywhere near as neat or short as the one with Hezbollah last year. And like it or not, Israel has to emerge decisively victorious from this war, as it did in 1967, and unlike last summer. In order to do so, it cannot let the U.N. Security Council force it to stop if victory is imminent.

Franky, if I were running Syria, I would wait until 2008 at some point to start the hostilities. If it becomes apparent that a Democrat is going to capture the White House, I would wait even longer, until that President is inaugurated, because it's a fairly safe bet that any Democrat, and in particular Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, will not be anywhere near as friendly to Israel as the Bush 43 Administration was from 2001 until 2006 (when Bush 43 suddenly turned into Bush 41). If they play their cards right, the Syrians have a very good chance of winning the war outright................

1 comment:

Michael said...

if I were running Syria, I would wait until 2008 at some point to start the hostilities

That would be smart, but Assad has already said that if Israel isn't out of the Golan by end of August or early September, then there's going to be a fight.

Looks to me like the timetable is already set.