Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Thoughts on Syria
Cliff May, writing at NRO, highlights a plea from Farid Ghadry, head of the Reform Party of Syria (RPS), who claims that Speaker Pelosi's visit with Syrian President Assad has harmed the Syrian dissident movement. May observes:
But the elite media appear to be uninterested in that aspect of the story. Nor are they intrigued by Farid's charge that Assad "has built four different bases in
From their own website, here’s what the RPS is all about:
Reform Party of Syria (RPS) is a US-based Syrian opposition party to the Assad regime that has emerged as a result of September 11. The party is governed by secular, peace committed American-Syrians, Euro-Syrians, and native Syrians who are determined to see that a "New Syria" is reborn that embraces real democratic and economic reforms.
I suppose some may want to discount or view with skepticism such dissidents in exile, but we do well to evaluate the claims they make about Iraqi run terrorist training operations based in
RPS wants to remind all the Democrats in Congress what Assad has been up to in building terrorist bases in
Assad has built four different bases in
Both proponents and opponents to our efforts in Iraq have long pointed out that the political controversies about Iraq -- pre-war Intelligence, justification for war, status and results -- will make further efforts to confront other state sponsors of terror that much more difficult. That’s as plain as the Pinocchio noses on the faces of Congressional latter day opponents of the war, who now try to claim they were lied to or manipulated.
But interesting to note, as many others do today, that Iran verifiably possesses a greater nuclear capacity then previously alleged for Iraq, when these present-day Pinocchios were convinced enough to approve military action against Saddam. Allegations that
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