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Cairo to Move Hamas Base to Gaza, Assad Threatens War on Israel


“Egypt’s military rulers promised Hamas’ political leader Khaled Meshaal to let him transfer his base, command center and residence from troubled Damascus to a new haven in the Gaza Strip as an inducement for signing the Palestinian unity agreement … In Damascus, Bashar Assad’s close confidante Rami Makhlouf threatened that Syria would go to war against Israel in reprisal for US and Europe backing for the uprising.

Makhlouf, an international business tycoon, is on the US and EU sanctions lists. In an interview with the New York Times Wednesday, May 11, he said: ‘If there is no stability here, there’s no way there will be stability in Israel. No way, and nobody can guarantee what will happen after, God forbid, anything happens to this regime.’

He advised the US and Europe not to ‘put a lot of pressure on the president, don’t push Syria to do anything it is not happy to do.’

The Syrian president is examining two strategic options, he said: ‘Going to war against Israel, and/or sending weapons shipments to the West Bank and to Israeli Arabs for use in terrorist attacks against Israel.'”  Read more.

  1. Missi
    06/19/2012 at 2:27 AM

    you fight the secular rule of Assad and back the blood-thirsty Islamist rebels (backed by Saudi A.and the other thugs in the area), and you’ll be repeating the mistake of getting rid
    of secular Sadam Hussein and establishing an Islamic government. Unless, of coarse, turmoil in the area is your goal. Beware though it might backfire.

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