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2009-06-28 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria threatens to take back Golan by force
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Posted by Fred 2009-06-28 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [395 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Syria 

#1 These days the Golan, as a strategic high ground, is over-rated

Maybe so, but in addition to being a geographic barrier, it is still seems a good site for conventional artillery, spotting and radar. Modern missiles might change the calculations, but 'take the high ground' is still a valid military maxim.
Posted by SteveS 2009-06-28 02:16||   2009-06-28 02:16|| Front Page Top

#2 These days the Golan, as a strategic high ground, is over-rated

Not everybody has deep pockets like USA. You can shell (at 150$ per)Damascus from Golan hights.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2009-06-28 02:56||   2009-06-28 02:56|| Front Page Top

#3 Assad and his terrorist promoting goons should really clam up or somebody will take out Damascus.
Posted by Mark Espinola  2009-06-28 05:43||   2009-06-28 05:43|| Front Page Top

#4 The Golan Heights are critical watershed in a water-poor region.
Posted by Glenmore 2009-06-28 09:02||   2009-06-28 09:02|| Front Page Top

#5 Sounds like a good excuse for Israel to do some needed housecleaning along the border, but how would it benefit Syria to get plumulted?
Posted by Richard of Oregon 2009-06-28 12:57||   2009-06-28 12:57|| Front Page Top

#6 A Damasectomy is called for here.

(D. Adams.)
Posted by O 2009-06-28 13:56||   2009-06-28 13:56|| Front Page Top

#7 Oh yeah?

You and what Boy Scout Troop?
Posted by Ptah">Ptah  2009-06-28 15:58||]">[]  2009-06-28 15:58|| Front Page Top

#8 Didn't we just restore our ambassador to Syria? I thought this reset of foreign relations was supposed to bring peace.
Posted by DoDo 2009-06-28 18:35||   2009-06-28 18:35|| Front Page Top

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