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    US summons Syrian envoy over Hezbollah

    US summons Syrian envoy over Hezbollah


    The Syrian embassy has dismissed the allegations that it arms Hezbollah

    The US has summoned Syria's most senior diplomat to review its "provocative behaviour" concerning the potential transfer of weapons to Hezbollah.

    The state department told the deputy chief of mission in Washington, Zouheir Jabbour, that it condemned the arming of the Lebanese Shia Islamist group.

    Particular concern was raised about the possible transfer of Scud missiles.

    Last week, Israel's president accused Damascus of supplying the ballistic missiles to Hezbollah's military wing.

    Hezbollah fought a 34-day conflict with Israel in 2006 during which more than 1,200 Lebanese people, mostly civilians, were killed. Some 160 Israeli people, most of whom were soldiers, also died.

    'Amplified message'

    UN Security Council resolution 1701, which ended the conflict, included an arms embargo on Lebanon, except for transfers authorised by the Lebanese government or UN.

    The risk of miscalculation that could result from this type of escalation should make Syria reverse the ill-conceived policy it has pursued


    Gordon Duguid
    US Department of State



    US worries about Syrian intentions

    But many analysts believe Hezbollah has since been rebuilding its arsenal with the help of its backers, Syria and Iran.

    They say that if the group obtains ballistic missiles, it could alter the military balance in the region, putting all of Israel within reach.

    In a statement after the meeting with Mr Jabbour on Monday, state department spokesman Gordon Duguid said: "This was the fourth occasion on which these concerns have been raised to the Syrian embassy in recent months, intended to further amplify our messages communicated to the Syrian government."

    "The United States condemns in the strongest terms the transfer of any arms, and especially ballistic missile systems such as the Scud, from Syria to Hezbollah," he added.
    Hezbollah fired rockets into Israel during the 2006 conflict

    "The risk of miscalculation that could result from this type of escalation should make Syria reverse the ill-conceived policy it has pursued."

    The Syrian embassy has previously dismissed the allegations and accused Israel of trying to divert attention from questions about its alleged nuclear programme. Israel neither confirms nor denies it has nuclear weapons.

    Ties between Syria and the US had been tense since the killing in 2005 of Rafik Hariri, a former Lebanese prime minister. His assassination was blamed on Damascus - which denied any involvement - but Washington withdrew its ambassador shortly after.

    The White House has recently been trying to engage diplomatically with President Bashar Assad and has appointed a new ambassador to Damascus, although his nomination is on hold in the US Senate.


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    Does the USA arm Israel??

    When was the last time the Americans summoned the Israeli Ambassador? Nah!! didn,t think so. Or it was for coffee!!!

    F*CKIN HYPOCRITES..

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    I assume Syria has oil and of course weapons of mass destruction, only one answer for this little problem, another illegal invasion by the amerikans.

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    Good idea!!!

    And they have Chemical Weapons and WMD and the President doesn,t like their President.

    Its the only reason the Pentagon needs. Lets make a Battle Plan?????

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    And of course they have Saddam Husien's WMDs!

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    ^So thats where the cheeky bugger hid them, are the rumours true that these weapons of destruction are really mutated killer terrapins.

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    I thought he hid the WMD,s in Afghanistan or Pakistan...oh wait a newsflash Pakistan is an ally they can,t have hidden the there.

    American Foreign Policy Rule One:: There will be no fighting in our own backyard, however we will fight in every other f*ckers backyard as long as it suits our oil and trade ambitions.

    American Foreign Policy Rule Two:: If the government we are talking with has oil, we must ensure we do not upset them in any way whatsoever.
    If they have no oil then no support militarily or economically then they can f*ck off

    American Foreign Policy Rule Three: If the two rules above don,t apply to the nation concerned then who gives a f*ck.
    Let them deal with their own small problems because they are not big enough for us to be concerned about.
    "Don,t f*ck with the baldies*

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehighlander959 View Post
    Does the USA arm Israel??
    and many if the other countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. That's whay they call it "balance of power".

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehighlander959 View Post

    American Foreign Policy Rule Two:: If the government we are talking with has oil, we must ensure we do not upset them in any way whatsoever.
    If they have no oil then no support militarily or economically then they can f*ck off
    WRONG! The fact that a country has oil is not in itself the overriding factor of providing military aid and assistance. That argument has gotten old and worn out. In reality though, the US State Departments Security Assistance Program that includes Military Sales, military education and training, anti terrorism assistance, peace keeping operations, foreign aid, international defense cooperation and international logistics as a means to create a balance of power and use as a tool in foreign policy.
    "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff....and it is all small stuff"

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    American Foreign Policy Rule Two:: If the government we are talking with has oil, we must ensure we do not upset them in any way whatsoever.
    If they have no oil then we can arm them so they support our military aims in their theatre of operations if not then economically they can f*ck off
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    There changed it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thehighlander959 View Post
    Does the USA arm Israel??
    and many if the other countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. That's whay they call it "balance of power".
    So if the US is involved in arming others, then what's the issue if Syria is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thehighlander959 View Post
    Does the USA arm Israel??
    and many if the other countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. That's whay they call it "balance of power".
    So if the US is involved in arming others, then what's the issue if Syria is.
    it is called "balance of power". I have plenty of doubt or hezbollaha's plant to have the arms as a deterrant of aggression or for defensive purposes. No doubt for offensive or hit and run type activity.

    in either case, not a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler
    I have plenty of doubt or hezbollaha's plant to have the arms as a deterrant of aggression or for defensive purposes.
    Amazing what the US military can achieve by the use of defensive weapons . . . defensive in Grenada, Iraq, Vietnam, etcccc

    Amazing things, these defensive weapons

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler View Post
    it is called "balance of power". I have plenty of doubt or hezbollaha's plant to have the arms as a deterrant of aggression or for defensive purposes. No doubt for offensive or hit and run type activity.

    in either case, not a good thing.
    I know what you're calling it, that's the second time you've said that in as many posts.

    My point is simply that if the US is arming Party X to maintain this so-called "balance of power", then what real complaint can they have against Syria (or any other nation for that matter) arming Party Y in the name of the same. What they are used for is irrelevant.

    Otherwise it's not actually a "balance" at all is it, in fact it's completely one-sided.

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    and many if the other countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. That's whay they call it "balance of power".
    The Americans give arms to the Egyptian government so they'll be nice to the Israelis and so they'll kill any uppity Muslims, to the Iraqis so that American soldiers get killed in fewer numbers and to the Saudis so they'll keep selling oil to the Americans. It's got nothing to do with a balance of power.

    I have plenty of doubt or hezbollaha's plant to have the arms as a deterrant of aggression or for defensive purposes. No doubt for offensive or hit and run type activity.
    Unlike the tanks, rocket launchers, artillery, ground attack jets, helicopters, etc. etc. etc. which the Americans supply to the Israelis. Purely defensive, aren't they - there's clearly no history of the Israelis using these to launch aggressive wars.

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    Balance of Power is that similar to the Scales of Justice in the USA??

    It all seems pretty one sided to me.. Why dont the Syrians summon the US Ambassador to tea without biscuits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehighlander959 View Post
    Balance of Power is that similar to the Scales of Justice in the USA??

    It all seems pretty one sided to me.. Why dont the Syrians summon the US Ambassador to tea without biscuits...
    Indeed . . . as the US doesn't even hide arming Israel . . . no further proof needed

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    The US is always right, apart from when they change their mind and what was once allies who they willingly sold arms to then become enemies who they try to kill either using US military or by proxy.

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    Don't forget, the only country in the world to use big beasty WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION is the good 'ole US of A, sure sorted those Japs out quick, lets hope nobody does the same to the good 'ole US of A.

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    ^ justified I would think , you love the twat,s then , ask mi uncle, had his lung torn out, silly me , he is dead now, he would kick your bollocks for that remark

    Meaning the bomb was justified!!!

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    He's dead, don't forget that, he aint coming back and aint kicking no bollocks. Another Amerikan hero was he, you got the coffin pictures to share?

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    no English actually. the bomb saved many allied lives,

    He lived a life until the 70s, on 1 lung, he was bayonetted for getting the number pigs offsprings wrong,

    so DD can you match up to that poor sod, I FCKCK dought it

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    ^Your expecting me to match up to ? do you match up to Michael schumacher, do you match up to the queen of england? Margeret Thatcher perhaps? what you trying to prove here? your a hero cos your uncle died? yeah go for it.

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    My girlfriend was down to about 20 percent lung capacity when she tore a hole in it, does that make me a hero? Idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye
    he was bayonetted for getting the number pigs offsprings wrong,
    Maybe he should have learned to count, would have saved a lung for him if he could, damn, what a hero.

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