Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Syrian President Assad gives clue for Bush
'The ideology that drove the suicide missions in Riyadh and Casablanca needs to be dealt with socially rather than by security means, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published on Sunday. Assad also told the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Anba that he doubted terror chief Osama bin Laden or his al-Qaeda network were capable of organising attacks on such a large scale.

'"We blame everything on al-Qaeda but what happened is more dangerous than bin Laden or al-Qaeda. We're talking about a certain ideological bloc. The issue is ideology, it's not an issue of organisations," Assad said. "Such an ideology cannot live without a certain social base. It has to convince people and strengthen its presence. Dealing with this issue should be through a social approach not through security," which is only a 'temporary remedy,' he said.' - but of course the issue for Bush and the neocons is not the phony 'war on terror' but rather the hegemonic project which welcomes war without end.

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