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Scimitar rattling in Damascus

Memri is reporting some bellicose noises in the Syrian press over the Golan Heights, as Assad "repeatedly emphasized that resistance is the way to peace, and that Syria would liberate the Golan "by [its] own hands."

Can't say I fancy their chances, and Syria is far weaker vis a vis Israel than it was during the Yom Kippur war. It is also worth noting that Syria lays claim to the whole of Lebanon, Jordan and Israel, the latter two apparently being 'integral parts of South Syria'.

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Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 5:50 pm

Unlike during the Yom Kippur war Syria now has cornet anti tank weapons (+:
If 2000 Hezboallah can give Israel a bloody nose Syria can do even better.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 7:03 pm

Quite possibly, but that is rather different from suggesting Syria has the force to take the Golan.  



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