Friday, August 04, 2006

Syrian Delusions

Every time I think that the la times can’t sink any lower on the patriotism scale, can’t go any farther out on the left wing, can’t possibly be more anti-Semitic, or more despicable … another edition comes out and someone tells me about the latest travesty. Today Hugh Hewitt led off his talk radio show with the op-ed written by the Syrian ambassador Imad Moustapha. The article, “Washington’s stubborn failure to communicate” summarizes the views of an enemy of America.

Syria is a Baathist dictatorship that has been on the US list of terror states for 25 years. In 2003 the US Congress passed the "Syria Accountability Act" establishing trade sanctions. Since the Iraq war started, Syria has been funneling Jihadists and weapons into Iraq to kill Americans and into Lebanon to kill Israelis. And the la times thinks it’s quite all right to let an enemy use their op-ed page as a propaganda tool.

I believe the current la times editors would print opinions by Tokyo Rose, and I would not be surprised to see op-ed’s from Fidel Castro and Mahmoud Ahmajinedad.

And what priceless propaganda it is. Moustapha claims that “a number of congressmen called me and asked for an urgent meeting.” These (Democrat) politicians wanted to know “what they could do to stop the ongoing massacre in Lebanon.” The congressmen were frustrated and exasperated about the “total nonchalance of the U.S. administration” and were turning to Syria for help. Moustapha agreed, explaining that “Syria thought that the atrocious events of Sept. 11, 2001, would be a much-needed wake-up call for the Bush administration.”

As for the source of Israel’s problems, Moustapha believes that “Israel has had no leader with the courage or vision required to accept the inevitable ‘land for peace’ compromise enshrined in U.N. Security Council resolutions.” Apparently the Syrians are unaware of Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon and the West Bank.

The Syrian closes with an offer: “When the United States realizes that it is high time to reconsider its policies toward Syria, Syria will be more than willing to engage. However, the rules of the game should be clear. As President Bashar Assad has said, Syria is not a charity. If the U.S. wants something from Syria, then Syria requires something in return from the U.S.”

I, for one, am ready to take their offer and send them something. John Bolton is just the guy to make the delivery.

Meanwhile, the Lebanese magazine Libanoscopie reports that Hezbollah masterminded the plan that resulted in the killing of innocents in Qana: We have it from a credible source that Hezbollah gunmen placed a rocket launcher on the roof in Qana and brought disabled children inside, in a bid to provoke a response by the Israeli Air Force. In this way, they were planning to take advantage of the death of innocents and curtail the diplomatic initiative. This would explain the fact that the victims were not residents of the building and also explains the disproportionate number of small children and the lack of adult males among them.

Hezbollah fighters who cowardly prefer to fight from behind women and children - EXPECT them to be killed. In fact Hezbollah WANTS and NEEDS innocent civilians killed, to motivate the bleeding heart of the world to “demand the nasty Jews stop killing Islamists' sorry asses when they act out by killing or kidnapping those pesky Jews.”

Good friend Greg points out that “Mahmoud Ahmajinedad has promised to ‘light up the skies with a great surprise’ on August 22? That is the date that Mohammad is said to have ascended from the Temple of the Mount. It is also the date that Iran is to give its answer to the U.N. re its nuclear activities. Muslims all over the world are excited about the coming ‘great surprise.’ A billion people will be disappointed if Ahmajinedad does not deliver. Interesting times we live in.’

Indeed, I agree with the Chinese saying and wish that the Iranians and Syrians may live in interesting times. If a missile hits Tel Aviv you can bet that the Israelis will make it interesting for them. Big fish eat small fish.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope that John Bolton will get the job permanently.


12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is your BEST! I don't know how to thank you, to encourage you to continue to present so clearly the most important issues of our day.


12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suspect the true purpose behind these recent hostilities is to make Lebanon another fundamentalist Islamic nation. The extremists are already represented in Lebanon's government and I'm confident that many more will be voted into office in the next election. This is an achievable goal for Hezbollah. Can you envision the Middle East with Lebanon's government legally controlled by Hezbollah and it's army becoming the legitimate army? Now that's scary.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We recently canceled our subscription to the LA Times..more should. They need to be hit hard in the pocketbook before they get it.


10:51 PM  

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