Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Shrinkwrapped on the Ides of July

Well, it had to come sometime, and Shrinkwrapped estimates five days or so, based on both the movement of people and the political instability in the region:

July 15 is fast approaching. Why should that matter? Because the HISH alliance is an unstable structure, that like the proverbial pelagic shark, must keep moving or die. Hamas cannot rule over Gaza for long, Iran is facing unrest and rationing gasoline, Syria is preparing for war, and Hezbollah is threatening to set-up an independent Hezbollastan in Southern Lebanon.

Some items for your perusal; note the significance of July 15:

Analysis: Rumors of Syria-Israel war

Well-informed sources in Washington fear a confrontation between Syria and Israel may happen this summer. The sources say that Syrian intelligence is abuzz with activity reports of an imminent Israeli attack across the Golan Heights, while others believe it is Syria that is gearing up for war.

Meanwhile a decision by Syrian authorities to recall its citizens from Lebanon before July 15 has not helped lessen the tension, nor the rumors, lending to speculation that there might be more than just rumors behind the latest tension in the Middle East.

Beirut’s Daily Star newspaper reports that Damascus has ordered its citizens in Lebanon to return home by July 15, citing concerns over the “security situation in Lebanon.” And a report in the government controlled Syrian daily al-Thawra said Syrian students studying in the public Lebanese University and the Beirut Arab University were authorized to enroll in public Syrian universities for the upcoming academic year 2007-2008.

See his reports from Memri, too.

A most disturbing post, even if only half the surmise proves correct.

Pray for Israel.

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al fin said...

Syrian troops are digging in along the Lebanese border in preparation for some type of "blocking action."

I suspect that they know that Hezbollah is planning provocations very soon, that may indeed trigger an Israeli response--a very large response, by their preparations.

Looking back on the Carter and Reagan years it is clear that those two presidents missed some excellent chances to prevent the rise of the Iran-Syria-Hizbollah axis of evil.

OMMAG said...

With the installation of a weak kneed apologist, socialist appeaser in Britain's government the timing could not be better for the initiation of hostilities!

Better hold off on that "Aid" to Palestinians in the mean time too!

patrick neid said...

there is no way syria is comtemplating attacking israel unless it knows that iran, perhaps, is declaring war or some such.

we in the west are not that lucky to have syria attack israel.

History Snark said...

Patrick, you read my mind. Syria would not only lose the political battle before it starts, but they'd get their hindquarters handed to them.