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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Is the U.S. getting serious about the Syria-Iran alliance?

At the tail end of today's update (well below the news that Communist China has the second largest military budget on earth), are two pieces of very good news.  The American military is preparing a naval buildup in the Persian Gulf to counter actions by the Communist-backed mullahcracy of Iran  (see eighth item).   Even better - although its leak to the public is problematic - is the news that the U.S. is helping to build up opposition to the Bashar Assad regime in Syria (see tenth item).  It may seem counterintuitive, but the world feels much safer to me today.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on December 20, 2006 in International Affairs | Permalink


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I have my doubts about it

Posted by: Winston | 2006-12-20 1:41:30 PM

I'm with Winston. Sadly.

I'm think we'll have to walk thru fire before fully confronting the arsonists.

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-12-20 9:44:27 PM

The question is not whether USA is getting seriouse about the alliance.

The issue is rather whether the world can catch up to the new strategy that has worked for the terrorists, where a government acts as a puppet, and does silly things which everyone gets all sick and twsited about, while they finance the real enemy, who are the terrorist forces.

What is necessary, is new International legislation, that legally links the terrprist actions, as the responsibility of the government in which there is a puppet government. It is phrases such as, "we cannot control the terrorists" and the like, that simply do not fool me in the least!

Posted by: Lady | 2006-12-20 11:42:37 PM


You actually trust international law?

You ought to know better than that.

Posted by: D.J. McGuire | 2006-12-21 10:00:53 AM

Daily Telegraph London Reports that Iranian Revolutionary Guards are directing Taliban operations in Afghanistan which accounts for the increase in Suicide Bombings and IED's. Report also notes that Osama Bin Laden's two Sons are living in
Teheran.We and our Allies are at War with Iran
-all the violence in Iraq and Lebanon was caused and overseen by this strange country, controlled and operated by madmen.

Posted by: Jack MacLeod | 2006-12-22 3:24:04 AM

Iran is long overdue for a shakeup and not just the kind from within, it is crying out for a serious rumble. It's action not reaction that's needed to deal with this wretched country with a dangerous madman at the helm.
The partners in crime and evil, Syria and Iran are the suppliers of the World's greatest threat today.
We have to assume the West has some strategy and action planned, otherwise we are NOT in good hands.

Posted by: Liz J | 2006-12-22 6:16:10 AM

A widely respected Think Tank at Tel Aviv University
Israel has concluded that only Military Action can stop Iran. Report today in the Jerusalem Post. This should be apparent to all Western allies of Israel
and the non Muslim World. There is no doubt that Iran would not hesitate to use Nuclear Weapons if the Mullahs who actually rule Iran deemed it necessary

Posted by: Jack MacLeod | 2006-12-22 7:11:48 AM

It looks more and more like the period from 1935 to 1939.

Have a look in Time archives of this period. I was stunned that England and France waited more than 2 months before attacking the nazis after invasion of Poland and official declaration of war. They could have been in Berlin within that period of time with both combined armies.

Now with combined armies of Canada, USA, Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Australia, Israel, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Turkey, we could be in Beijing in a matter of weeks. Then in Tehran in a matter of a few days.

Action is needed, it's way past time.

Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2006-12-22 9:23:49 AM

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