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Assad should be with Saddam

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Submitted by B. Alotaibi (United States), Feb 24, 2005 at 12:38

No peace in the region will take place with the Baathists controlling Syria. Anyone who thinks otherwise is dreaming. Syria is definitely responsible for the assassination of the Lebanese leader, responsible for the daily terror activities in Iraq and supporting Hezbullah to intimidate Lebanese government and Israel. From the media I follow and watch in the Middle East, Syria got scared when US liberated Iraq, but lately the Government of Syria has more confidence as it believes that the US is in trouble in Iraq and therefore the regime is safe! The only good thing about the Syrian Leader is his recklessness and stupidity. He thinks that he's getting away with murder either in Lebanon or in Iraq.

What should the US do? I think Bashar should be #1 on the list and the sooner the better. The US knows that this regime is supporting the terror network in Iraq that killed so many US soldiers and if we fail to get rid of him then the Jihadists all over would declare victory(thanks to Bashar!). The regime needs to be changed not necessarily using the same method as with Saddam but the survival for the Baathist should come to an end in this part of the world. Regime change in Syria will affect Hezbullah and this is good news. Iran cannot support Hezbullah without the logistic support of Syria.
Lebanon should be free of Syrian military (as well as Hezbullah militants who are supported by Iran Mulla's). Hezbullah main objective is to destroy Israel and we might leave it to Israel to deal with but Syrian regime change should be US job # 1 -- unless this happens, there will be no peace in this part of the world and the interest and the national security of US and its allies are in jeopardy.

B. Alotaibi
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