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April 14, 2010
More proof that talking with our enemies really, really, really works
Syria is giving the terrorist group Hezb'allah Scud missiles according to both US and Israeli officials.
Isn't it great that our rapproachment with Syria is bearing fruit so quickly?
Syria has transferred long-range Scud missiles to the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Israeli and U.S. officials alleged, in a move that threatens to alter the Middle East's military balance and sets back a major diplomatic outreach effort to Damascus by the Obama administration.
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday publicly charged President Bashar Assad's government with transferring Scud missiles to Hezbollah's forces inside Lebanon. Syria and Hezbollah both denied the charges. But the allegations already are affecting U.S. foreign policy: Republicans pressed on Capitol Hill to block the appointment of a new American ambassador to Damascus, according to congressional officials.
The White House said it was pressing ahead.
The Scuds are believed to have a range of more than 435 miles-placing Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Israel's nuclear installations all within range of Hezbollah's military forces. During a monthlong war with Israel in 2006, Hezbollah used rockets with ranges of 20 to 60 miles.
Israeli officials called Scud missiles "game-changing" armaments that mark a new escalation in the Mideast conflict. They alleged that Mr. Assad is increasingly linking Syria's military command with those of Hezbollah and Iran. Officials briefed on the intelligence said Israeli and American officials believe Syria transferred Scud missiles built with either North Korean or Russian technology.
Whatever it is you guys in the White House are doing, keep at it. Glad to see you won't be sidetracked by this little glitch in our relations with Baby Assad. I knew you were made of sterner stuff than that.
By the way, maybe you should donate a couple of thousand baby coffins to the Israelis. Once the casualties start to mount in the next war you are encouraging with your blind disregard for reality, they're going to need them.