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    In meeting with Turkish FM, Syrian president discusses possibility of NATO strike, says 'I won't need more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets to Golan to fire at Tel Aviv'

    Ynet Published: 10.04.11, 19:15 / Israel News









    Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday threatened to set fire to the Middle East, and especially to Israel, if NATO attacks Syria, the Iranian Fars news agency reported.



    In a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Assad said: "If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv."

    Davutoglu reportedly conveyed a message of warning from the US to Assad. The Iranian report has not been verified by other sources.



    According to the Fars news agency, the Syrian president stressed that Damascus will also call on Hezbollah in Lebanon to launch a fierce rocket and missile attack on Israel, one that Israeli intelligence could never imagine.
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    Well if NATO attacks them they are entitled to retaliate, and we know the only reason NATO would attack them is more Israeli bullshit, so they are probably a viable target for that retaliation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhrushchevsShoe View Post
    Well if NATO attacks them they are entitled to retaliate, and we know the only reason NATO would attack them is more Israeli bullshit, so they are probably a viable target for that retaliation.
    You're pretty sharp, I'm surprised some government think tank hasn't snatched you up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    You're pretty sharp, I'm surprised some government think tank hasn't snatched you up!
    Yeah, with a butterfly net.

    Most NATO countries are only marginally less hostile to Israel than the Arabs. Does anyone really expect Germany or France to act on Israeli interests?

    NATO won't act, because unlike Libya, Syria has serious air defenses and enough standing forces to put up a real fight. The only NATO member that has the resources to take out Assad, and the transportation capability to get them there, is the US, and Obama isn't about to go there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Yeah, with a butterfly net.
    Does anyone really expect Germany or France to act on Israeli interests?

    And really, why should they? They don't have a dog in the fight going on in Syria, nor do we;, they have no political stake at all in Israel, though we do.

    As you quite correctly point out, it would not be an arcade shooting gallery game like Libya. Covert support is a sensible option to screw with Assad, while overt intervention is more likely to arouse nationalist opposition to foreign interference and bolster Assad than it is to turn the tide and topple him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    You're pretty sharp, I'm surprised some government think tank hasn't snatched you up!

    Or septic tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhrushchevsShoe View Post
    Well if NATO attacks them they are entitled to retaliate, and we know the only reason NATO would attack them is more Israeli bullshit, so they are probably a viable target for that retaliation.
    Yeah... because it wouldn't be that Syria is perpetrating worse crimes on it's own citizens then Libya was when NATO attacked them. But Ody quite clearly explained why we wouldn't go there.

    You fucking tard.

    Israel doesn't need our help to kick Syria's ass anyways. They've done it so many times they've got an SOP written on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Yeah... because it wouldn't be that Syria is perpetrating worse crimes on it's own citizens then Libya was when NATO attacked them. But Ody quite clearly explained why we wouldn't go there.

    You fucking tard.

    Israel doesn't need our help to kick Syria's ass anyways. They've done it so many times they've got an SOP written on it.

    They don't need our help in battle, but they need our (US and UK) help diplomatically, to keep the Euro-weenies from taking Syria's side afterward.


    If Assad is that stupid, he deserves to have his own people do him like the Libyans did Khaddafy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    They don't need our help in battle, but they need our (US and UK) help diplomatically, to keep the Euro-weenies from taking Syria's side afterward.


    If Assad is that stupid, he deserves to have his own people do him like the Libyans did Khaddafy.
    He already deserves it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhrushchevsShoe View Post
    Well if NATO attacks them they are entitled to retaliate, and we know the only reason NATO would attack them is more Israeli bullshit, so they are probably a viable target for that retaliation.
    What? You should clarify this post.
    Last edited by Novaheart; 10-08-2011 at 09:01 PM. Reason: Forgot to edit earlier
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