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Invite Syria To The B-B-Que, Too.

The Obama Administration has decided to send an ambassador to Syria, after a four year absence.

Despite Syria's support of terror organizations like Hezbollah, its interference in Lebonese politics, and its arming of terrorists in Iraq against US forces, it seems Obama's willingness to cozy up to any Arab nation opposed to Israel is just too much of an attraction for him to pass up.

From the Jerusalem Post:

"It did not make any sense to us not to be able to speak with an authoritative voice in Damascus," a senior administration official was quoted by The Washington Post as saying. "It was our assessment that total disengagement has not served our interests."

"We're determined to engage in a comprehensive way in the region," the official said. "This is an important step we are taking as part of that strategy."

In addition, Syrian President Bashar Assad said:

"Peace demands an Israeli partner and a commitment to international law, UN resolutions, and the principle of land for peace," Assad said during a press conference in Greece. "An Israeli partner currently does not exist."

Land for peace?

In other words, Israel needs to give up the Golan Heights, which it rightfully won in the 1967 Six-Day War. A war in which it was attacked.

Once again, it is Israel who is subjected to concessions.

There is no end to the hypocrisy which is Obama.


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Comments (12)

What is wrong with talking ... (Below threshold)
JC Hammer:

What is wrong with talking to the enemy?

Everything... (Below threshold)
914:

Everything

"What is wrong with talking... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"What is wrong with talking to the enemy?"

Nothing at all, when they're willing to 'talk', and not just repeat what they've been saying for the last 60 years.

Here's a nifty idea. "Hey, you dumb shits. When you're willing to recognize the State of Israel's right to exist, when you're done using the stupid Palestinians as regional whipping boys and victims, when you're willing to invest money for something other than guns and explosives, get back to us, we'll talk."

"Regional whipping boys"... (Below threshold)
914:

"Regional whipping boys"

I love it!

Russia has also attempted t... (Below threshold)
Paul Hooson:

Russia has also attempted to court Syria into endorsing a Mideast peace deal to enhance regional stability and to allow for more stable oil supplies and trade from the region. If anything, the U.S. has been late to get on the bandwagon to pull Syria in a more moderate direction. Look at how relations with Libya have much improved and now diplomats from Libya are welcome in Washington. During the Reagan Administration years this was a hardcore terrorist state and the target of U.S. bombing.

Re: LibyaI thought... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Re: Libya

I thought they renounced their nuclear programs and support for terrorism
in 2003 after we invaded Iraq thinking that they may suffer the same fate.

And to the best of my recollection, diplomatic relations with Libya were resumed in 2006, once this had all been verified.

I don't believe diplomacy was the primary reason.

Invite them! Menu reads: Ba... (Below threshold)
Trajan:

Invite them! Menu reads: Baby back ribs, pickled pig's feet and for lighter fare,
BLTs.

In other words, Is... (Below threshold)
Anon Y. Mous:
In other words, Israel needs to give up the Golan Heights, which it rightfully won in the 1967 Six-Day War. A war in which it was attacked.

It is not true to say that Israel was attacked. The first shot was fired by Israel. You might say that they were justified in acting preemptively, as they had been surrounded by Arab forces massing on their borders. They claim that they were about to be attacked and had to act to defend themselves. They may be right. The Arabs, naturally, tell a different story, painting Israel as the aggressor. Whichever side is right, Israel was not the one that was attacked.

hosoon - "During the Re... (Below threshold)
marc:

hosoon - "During the Reagan Administration years this was a hardcore terrorist state and the target of U.S. bombing."

Gee I can't imagine why.... except the asshat was shooting at U.S. warplanes off the Libyan coast.

The US kept talking to Japa... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

The US kept talking to Japan and Germany right up to Pearl Harbor. The US kept right on talking to the USSR for the 45 years that we were mortal enemies, even while they armed and funded North Vietnam and the Viet Cong who were killing Americans.
It's almost ALWAYS better to talk to an adversary than NOT to talk.

Sure, invite the Syrians. ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Sure, invite the Syrians. Since the Iranians aren't coming, there should be more room.

Gibbs today:

"Understand that July 4th allows us to celebrate the freedom and liberty that we enjoy. I don't think it's surprising that no one has signed up to come given the events of the last few days. Those invitations will be no longer extended."

That's tellin' 'em Gibbs! You hardliner you. "Since you refused the invitation, why, we'll just disinvite you!"

"It's almost ALWAYS bett... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"It's almost ALWAYS better to talk to an adversary than NOT to talk."

Talking and taking action is better than just talking, too. Making sure the diplomats had a REALLY big stick that could be discreetly displayed help a lot.




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