Comments: Syria

Nice post, but what gets me is that American taxpayers dollars go to Russia to get rid of WMDS and in return they add fuel to the fire. Strange you think?

Posted by Dex at February 17, 2005 08:07 PM

Hey Dex- missiles, either shoulder held or tracked aren't WMD by any definition I am familiar with. Unless the State Department and American gov't is trying to sell conventional weapons as the new "WMD" in their saber rattling with Iran and Syria, they are simply everyday weapons.

They're not adding any fuel to any fire.

Posted by Blackglasses at February 18, 2005 09:11 AM

"The ball is in Syria's court, but the response from Syrian Ambassador Imad Moustapha that Syria has cooperated with the U.S. and done everything asked of it is extremely non-substantive."

Syria did torture Maher Arar for the U.S. That must count for something.

Posted by mijnheer at February 18, 2005 11:39 AM

Blackglasses, he didn't say that short-range anti-aircraft missiles are WMDs. That's not exactly highly arcane technical knowledge. Yeah, he should've expressed himself more clearly. Whatever.

In any case: The fact that the Syrians appear to be arming people who shoot directly at Americans is an issue here, if we're talking about providing the Syrians with weapons.

mijnheer: Amusing indeed. Trying to change the subject, eh? You poor kids sure do hate seeing a old loyal Soviet satellite police-state not getting enough love.

By the way, is there any evidence to indicate that Arar's story is true? How much is he being paid, if you don't mind my asking? Just curious, that's all.

Posted by Sigh... at February 18, 2005 03:10 PM