[Freemanlist2] Another Yom Kippur? Assad advocates diplomatic talks, yet evidence shows he is preparing for war

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Another Yom Kippur?
Assad advocates diplomatic talks, yet evidence shows he is preparing for war
Guy Bechor YNET Published: 06.03.07, 19:21 / Israel Opinion

The UN Security Council's decision to establish an international court to 
try Basher Assad and his relatives for the murder of former Lebanese Prime 
Minister Rafik Hariri has made the Syrian government frantic.

This development may come at Israel's expense, as within the battle for his 
survival Assad may embark on a war against Israel sooner than expected.

It's difficult not to notice that the Syrians are heading for war since they 
are convinced that Israel has lost its former "killer instinct" and fears a 
conflict. The Syrians followed the suicidal attitude that prevailed here 
following the Second Lebanon War with gaping mouths. They view the public 
criticism prevalent in the Israeli press and culture, as well as the 
Winograd's Commission's testimonies, as their strategic assets.

As a result of the last war they understood that there is no need for a 
large ground force, but rather, missiles aimed at dense Israeli population 
centers. For the past two years the Syrians have been engaged in massive 
acquisitions from Russia. In the past they owed some $11 billion to the 
Russians, yet in 2005 the Russians erased part of the debt and the rest was 
covered by the Iranians.

Syria began equipping itself with advanced anti-aircraft missiles in order 
to crush our Air Force, anti-tank missiles - as the last war demonstrated 
that our armored corps weren't prepared - and cruise missiles against our 

The Saudi London-based daily al-Sharq al-Awsat reported that Syria has 
completed the deployment of Chinese C-802 cruise missiles, which it acquired 
from Iran, and that the deployment of its Air Force has also been completed. 
Russia has expressed its willingness to also sell the Syrians its most 
advanced 280 kilometers (174 miles) range Iskander missile, more than enough 
to strike at any destination in Israel. Each such missile features an 
optical GPS navigational system that allows operators to guide missiles to 
their targets.

Wide-scale exercises

Two additional developments of concern occurred recently: Al-Sharq al-Awsat 
reported that as of May the Syrian army has been engaged in a series of 
wide-scale military exercises. In 1973, as it may be recalled, these 
exercises turned out to be a de facto attack. Even the Israeli ambassador to 
the US, Salai Meridor, has officially confirmed that Syria has significantly 
boosted its military presence on the border with Israel. "Since the Yom 
Kippur War Syria hasn't deployed such a significant number of forces on the 
border," he said.

What can Israel do in face of these alarming developments? As the IDF has 
lost its power of deterrence, it must be reinstated, post haste. Israel must 
make it clear that if Syria launches a surprise assault, it may signify the 
end of Assad's regime. These moves must be coordinated with the US in order 
to place the option of an American-Israeli alliance on the table. As it may 
be recalled, large American forces are stationed on the Syria-Iraq border.

In addition, the positive relations between Israel and the Turkish army 
should be taken advantage of so that Assad will understand that in the event 
of a surprise assault he would have to confront forces on the Turkish border 
as well.

And finally, we should explain to the world that this is how Assad is 
fooling Israel and the world: He advocates diplomatic talks, yet evidence 
shows he is preparing for war. 


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