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Condi's Syrian Agenda
By Micah Halpern

Thursday May 3, 2007

I've Been Thinking:

Rumor has it (and it has been already confirmed) that US Secretary of State Condi Rice met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moualem.
The "meet" took place while they were both in Egypt attending a 2-day summit.

There is no doubt about Rice's agenda:
Iraq, Lebanon and the region.
Stop sponsoring terror. Stop sponsoring terror. Stop sponsoring terror.
Meeting with Syria in order to elicit support is very dangerous.
Bringing Syria "in" comes with a very high price, a price Syria will exact.
That price tag will certainly include tremendous pressure on Israel.

And there's more. Any discussion with Syria assumes that Syria can and will and wants to deliver. That is where everything falls apart. Delivery for Syria means turning their back on Iran.

I do not trust Syria to be a reliable partner.
Everything for Syria is about propping up a dictator who hangs on by the skin of his teeth, everything is about the best interests of Bashar Assad.

Diplomats beware.

4 June 2017 12:14 PM in Thoughts

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