Saturday, July 19, 2003

Seymour Hersh on the Syrian attack: Investigative article on the bungled June 18 US attack on the border with Syria which killed as many as 80 people. Little reporting has been done on this incident and Syria's reaction has been muted to say the least in response to a murderous attack violating its territorial sovereignty. Syria, which has since Sept 11 attempted to position itself as an ally with the US in the war on terror by providing invaluable intelligence, has been practically forced to back away. The US policy of making war against anyone it characterizes as a "rogue state" is directly at odds with the cooperation needed to fight international terrorism.

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