Somewhere on A1A...

Friday, August 30, 2002

Syria and Lebanon are playing with fire, accordig to Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer.

[US envoy David] Satterfield replied that the Syrians are not interested in escalation, nor are they interested in a head-on confrontation with Washington - which would be the inevitable result of military action against Israel aimed at disrupting a possible U.S. attack on Iraq. He added, however, that the U.S. does fear that Syria might inadvertently cause an escalation because it misjudged the limits of Israeli restraint. He said he therefore does intend to deliver a warning on this issue - as well as on the subject of the large quantities of arms Damascus has been giving Hezbollah


free hit counter