Running dogs of Syrian imperialism
Posted by aogSunday, 27 February 2005 at 20:51 TrackBack Ping URL

I was thinking about the recent reaction of the Palestinians to the suicide bomb attack in Israel. It seems to me that the accusations of Syrian complicity are particularly apt at this point in time. With Lebanon restive against the Syrian occupation, it would be a most excellent psy-op to promote the idea that the attack was done by Syria in order to do to Palestine what they’ve done to Lebanon. This would

  • Put pressure on Syria to be more cirumspect and less helpful to terrorist groups attacking Israel
  • Promote the idea of self-rule
  • Provide a face-saving way to allow the PA to attack the terrorists — i.e., they’re not really Palestinians, but agents of a foreign power attempting to covertly control the emerging nation.

It seems like a definite winner to me.