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US dismisses Syrian Objections; And Rightly So.

Posted by thebosun on August 24, 2006

According to a follow-up news article in News.Com.Au, the voice of Sydney and Eastern Australia: The United States flatly dismissed Syria’s strong objections to the possible deployment of a multinational force along the Syria-Lebanon border.

Asked whether Washington took Damascus’s reservations seriously, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino replied: “No”.

Ms Perino said the unanimous UN Security Council approval of a resolution calling for such a force and said of Syria: “I’m not sure that they’re a party to this discussion”. “Lebanon is a sovereign country. It is its own territory. If the president of Syria was not supplying Hezbollah, this wouldn’t have been a problem in the first place,” she said.

Bravo, Ms. Perino, tell it like it is. ‘Bout time a White House pundit spoke the straight facts. Perhaps there is hope for the White House, yet. Just the other day President Bush uttered the inflammatory words, Islamofacists. The village idiot, Charlie Rangel, and the rest of his liberal pundits had a fit.

Apparently as reported in several other news sources, Syria threatened to close its border with Lebanon if an international UN force is deployed along it. I sincerely hope that the UN will become brave enough to enforce the agreements that it put forth. Go ahead Syria, close the border. International sanctions should be placed immediately.

But, of course we are talking about the dysfunctional United Nations. Who knows. Even, President Bashar al-Assad has warned that a deployment of international troops along Lebanon’s border with Syria would be a “hostile” act against his country. Hope John Bolton has some manly friends in the United Nations and gets this thing straightened out.

We had better watch the developments in Lebanon closely and remember the obstructionists of Middle East peace. And, I am not talking about Israel.

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