Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Peace deal ? Israel and Syria ? Wait till you see the terms

Stratfor has received an unconfirmed report that the U.S. administration is currently reviewing a peace agreement drafted by Syria and Israel.

Some of the terms of the alleged deal involve Syria regaining its military,
flying_pig.jpg political and economic influence in Lebanon in exchange for suppressing its militant proxies -- Hezbollah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Syria and Israel also reportedly came up with a system to create a demilitarized zone along the Israeli-Syrian border in which Syria would pull back four miles for every one mile that Israel pulls back its forces. The Golan Heights would be returned to Syria, though Israel would likely retain full rights to the key water source in the territory.
This means Israel gives up the REAL asset of the Golan Heights which in 100% of the past, when held by Syria meant artillery onto the Israeli kibbutz's below, for the HOPE that Syria will 'suppress' (that's a real objectively measured quantity, isn't it?) HAMAS, Hizballah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

If this information is true, it would indicate the ongoing peace negotiations between Israel have reached a critical phase. Our first clue that these were not simply talks for the sake of talks came when the negotiations broke into the public sphere a little more than a week ago. The lack of denials followed by a public acknowledgment by both the Israeli and Syrian leaderships demonstrated that something serious was going on. The deal could just as well evaporate given the complexities surrounding the issue, but if the two sides have actually crafted together a peace agreement that is now being debated among U.S. officials in Washington, then the political map of the Middle East could undergo some major changes in the near future.

The west is DOOMED.

IMHO there is ZERO per cent chance that Hassan Nasrallah, the most popular man in the middle east for several years running, will be suppressed by anything other than the IDF.

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