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#1 Looks like Bibi decided the Obama 1967 borders were a bad deal.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-03 08:01||
#2 A depth of 30-35 miles should suffice.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-03 08:03||
#3 Looks like Bibi decided the Obama 1967 borders were a bad deal.
It's only still proposed, JohnQC. The Prime Minister has not formally made a decision.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-03 08:15||
#4 "A buffer zone set up with the co-operation of local villagers lies at the heart of the plan. If the country remains unstable we might have to stay there for years,"
Anything like say the Kurdish zone in northern Iraq post Gulf War I? Heck, Bill Clinton backed that one for 8 years of his term.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-03 10:11||
#5 Is this 10 miles beyond the current demarcation of the Golan, or 10 miles beyond the 1967 border? I can't tell from the article.
The former would be seen by most of the world as a provocation, even though we at the Burg would understand. The latter is just the usual; the world doesn't recognize Israel's annexation of the Syrian Golan seized in '67 but it's a fact on the ground.
Posted by Steve White 2013-02-03 14:17||
#6 Steve - at some point the buffer zone will need a buffer zone and so on until the Turkish and Iraqi borders.... It's only natural.
Posted by Water Modem 2013-02-03 14:44||
#7 aka Druzistan.
Posted by phil_b 2013-02-03 15:37||
#8 Seems like a good move for self-defence. Might have to move it back farther.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-03 18:16||
#9 As per FREEREPUBLIC this Superbowl Monday [Guam time], SYRIA = repor prepping up to four SCUDS for possible retaliatory strike agz Israeli targets.
Warheads may be Conventional VHE, or WMD - in any case, Israel + IDF will think + act as per "WMD".
* TOPIX, FOX NEWS > IRAN has given Syria its full support in any counterstrike agz Israel.
LOOKS LIKE THE BAMMER'S "MARCH 2013" DEADLINE FOR IRAN TO PLACE ITS NUCPROG UNDER UNIAEA SUPERVISION/OVERSIGHT MAY END UP BEING MOOT.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-03 18:57||