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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Syria is funny

According to the syrian government, the fact that Washington froze the assets of Assef Shawkat, Syria's military intelligence chief, and the brother-in-law of Bashar al-Assad, the president, and one of the top Syrian officials linked to the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri, is another example of how the US wants to impose its will on the world. A Syrian official said in a statement: "This decision shows the extent of this administration's arrogant and unilateral practices in its attempts to impose its will on the international community," So the US needs to consult with the world before freezing someone's assets? Yeah, ok. The Syrian official, who was not named in keeping with government practice, said in the statement the US action "once again proves the US involvement in defending Israel's aggressive policies against the Arabs". "The policies supported by the US administration do not serve security and stability in our region. But they would increase their rejection by the Arab people," the official said. Yeah, cause arab people will be up in arms that one of Syria corrupt regime officials got his assets that he keeps in the US- which is their enemy- frozen. Yeah, that's likely! And I love how they put Israel in there as well. The message is clear: They froze his US assets because of Israel. Why does he have assets in the great Satan in the first place? Well...that's really none of your business.. and did we mention Israel? The evil zionist entity? Yeah, that's all you need to know!


At 1/19/2006 03:23:00 PM, Anonymous Jokerman said...

sandmonkey tell me
have you noitced how prosyrian that guy hassan nafaa is in his articles to the ahram weekly?
the guy more than a year ago defneded the syrian troops in Lebanon saying if the syrians pull out, the lebanese would fall into the hands of the US or Israel. Never explained how or why & whats stopping them from doing it now.
According to that professor( he is!!!) syrian forces are to protect the lebanese from themselves & i guess too by scaring the israelis whom they couldnt face all the time israel occupied western beirut, not to mention that Israel had occupied parts of lebanon twice since the syrians were there. I guess foreign troops in lebanon are not foreign as long as the forces are arabs.
anyway, syria is alligning itself with Iran, another mistake in a series of stupid mistakes that wont end till that stupid guy is set aside.

At 1/19/2006 05:29:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

"anyway, syria is alligning itself with Iran, another mistake in a series of stupid mistakes that wont end till that stupid guy is set aside."

This is in the interests of Iran because Iran would rather the US is distracted by Lebanon and Syria, while they make nuclear weapons. The US needs to focus on Iran, and let the Un deal with Lebanon and Syria. Iran has been casuing problems in Lebanon for decades... Iran is the problem. Without the IRI, problems between Syria and Lebanon will sort themselves out much more smoothly.


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