Thursday, April 10, 2003
Arab hypocrisy

Wow, I thought I'd seen it all.

Syria Calls for End of Iraq 'Occupation'

Syria "urges the international community to exert every possible effort to put an end to the occupation and manage the catastrophic situation that has resulted from the aggression," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

This was necessary, it said, "so that the people of Iraq can choose their government freely away from foreign intervention."

This ranks up there with their UNSC rants. How can anybody take them seriously? And let's not forget (as everybody who whines about Israel seems to forget) that Syria, RIGHT NOW, is occupying Lebanon. Syria is a threat and has been a threat to the region and the world for decades. It's not just a hotbed for terrorism, but the headquarters of numerous terrorist organizations. But it looks like this has not escaped notice:

US lawmakers target Syria

US lawmakers said they would propose legislation to hold Syria accountable for supporting terrorism and pursuing nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

"Now that Saddam Hussein's regime is defeated, it is time for America to get serious about Syria," Representative Eliot Engel of New York said in a statement.

The Syria Accountability Act of 2003, sponsored by Engel and his colleague Ileana Ros-Lethinen of Florida, would allow President George W. Bush to impose sanctions if Damascus fails to meet US demands.

Ain't nuthin' wrong with some good ol' economic pressure.

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