Talking to Syria (Mark Lincoln #76) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tosefta
    • 09.02.07 | 05:10 (IST)

    The gain to Israel of peace with Syria was known and understood for many years. Olmert need not be a genius to understand this himself. But from the Syrian's side, it is also important that the US also gets into the picture and become a partner in peace. With the fall of the Soviet Union, Syria lost its main military supporter Russia would sell them weapons for cash, except that they don't have the cash, and expected to have even less as their oil runs out. This brings them into an unnatural alliance with Iran. (Sunni vs. Shia, secular vs. fundamentalist, Arab vs. Farsi.) The Iranians give financial and military support. If Dumbya had a brain, he could have easily snatched Syria away from Iran's arms. Some financial help (as to Egypt) would have done the job. But go talk to the wall..

    from the article: Syrian President vows to keep supporting Hezbollah, Hamas
    First published 00:00 08.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 08.02.07
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