A Different Bashar {Note: I couldn' t resist }

A Different Bashar {Note: I couldn' t resist }
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Friday, December 09, 2005 02:37 pm


Original title: The Lunatics are still in charge

I\'m lost for words:

Israel told the United States it fears the outcome of regime change in Syria.

At a strategic-dialogue meeting this week among senior officials, Israel laid out for the United States three scenarios if Bashar Assad is toppled: chaos, an Islamist regime or another strongman from Assad’s minority Alawite sect. Israel fears all those options, saying Assad provides a measure of stability.

U.S. officials told their Israeli counterparts that toppling Assad could be “transformative” and dismissed concerns about an Islamist regime taking his place. Israel and the United States favor pressure on Syria to force it to stop hosting Palestinian terrorist groups and supporting Hezbollah, a Lebanese terrorist organization.


I guess they will be jumping for joy at Harry\'s Place and Jarndyce.