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September 12, 2006


Steve Edwards

Call me old fashioned, but when your sovereign territory is under attack, do you not have the right to consider it an act of war?


But therein lies the genius of Syrian agents "defending" the US embassy against "Islamic terrorists": it's an ideal way to send an ominous message - "As bad as you might think we are, we are the sole guarantors of stability in this little corner of hell on earth, and you risk unleashing another Iraq if you topple us" - while providing enough deniability to make confidently pointing fingers difficult ...

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