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Clean Break: The Syria Thing

"... an entirely new intellectual foundation, one that restores strategic initiative and provides the nation the room to engage every possible energy on rebuilding Zionism."
Clean Break: The Syria Thing
Clean Break: The Syria Thing
Perle's Clean Break, 1992

In which Israel should:

> from power in Iraq
> an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right"

> "strik[e] Syrian military targets in Lebanon,
> and should that prove insufficient, strik[e]
> at select targets in Syria proper. "

 http://www.israeleconomy.org/strat1.htm [not my emph]

March 29, 2003 Clean Break:

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald ["so-called" occupied territories] Rumsfeld issued a stern warning to Syria on Friday to stop sending military equipment to Iraqi forces, saying such shipments have included night-vision goggles.

"We consider such trafficking as hostile acts and will hold the Syrian government responsible for the incidents," Rumsfeld said at a Pentagon (news - web sites) briefing.

"There's no question but that to the extent that military supplies or equipment or people are moving across the borders between Iraq (news - web sites) and Syria, it vastly complicates our situation," Rumsfeld said.

Asked if the United States was threatening military action against Syria, Rumsfeld said: "I'm saying exactly what I'm saying. It was carefully phrased."