Whether 1967 Egypt, or 2003 Iraq, or what you propose for 2007 Syria ... There is an act of war, or there is peace. Preemptive strike means nothing. Once you attack, and get hit back, you started the fight, and the other side reacted to your aggression. Period.
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from the article: MI: Syria increases military activity for fear of an Israeli attack