CHESTER HAS MOVED!: U.S. mulls strikes on Syria - (United Press International)

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

U.S. mulls strikes on Syria - (United Press International)

Thanks to an Alert Reader for pointing us to this article. It would be interesting to read the exact transcript from that press briefing in which Rummy denied Syria actions. He might not have said what the reporters would have us think . . .
Bush administration hard-liners have been considering launching selected military strikes at insurgent training camps in Syria and border-crossing points used by Islamist guerrillas to enter Iraq in an effort to bolster security for the upcoming elections, according to former and current administration officials. Pressure for some form of military action is also coming from interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, these sources said. *** Recently, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said that senior Baath Party officials from Iraq are operating from Syria where they provide financing and direction to the cells of Iraqi insurgents killing Americans, sparking new discussions within the administration about possible measures against Syria. "There are all sorts of discussions going on, the White House, the Pentagon, the Joint Chiefs," said former CIA counterterrorism chief, Vince Cannistraro. He felt the talk of strikes "is part of a general plan of intimidation."

8 Comments:

Blogger Marlin said...

Is this the transcript you're looking for?

http://www.pentagon.gov/transcripts/2005/tr20050111-secdef1961.html

January 12, 2005 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

The questions from the link in the first comment seemed to be more about the newsweek article that predicted el salvador type deathsquads. Maybe there was another press conference, or the more likely answer is the press changed Rumsfield's 'no deathsquads' to 'no military action'. Which wasn't what he said.

I wouldn't be surprised by military action against Syria, since Rumsfield has said previously that when you are presented with an insoluble problem one course of action is to expand the problem to make it soluble.

some quick googling and here was the quote:
(from winds of change)As Ken Adelman writes: "My longtime mentor, Donald Rumsfeld, is fond of saying: When a particular problem is intractable, enlarge it."

January 12, 2005 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger MachiasPrivateer said...

The Navy announced Operation Reliant Mermaid which completes the de facto encirclement of Syria. The operation is a joint exercise of Turkish, Israeli & American warships off the coast of Israel.

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=16592

January 12, 2005 at 9:54 PM  
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