Thursday, April 24, 2008

Syria: We'll Wait For The Next US Administration

I read an interesting article in France 24, about the negotiations between Israel and Syria over the Golan Heights. They are negotiating through Turkey, and have recently made enough progress that Israel has announced that they are willing to give up the Golan Heights in exchange for peace with Syria. This is a big deal, I think. (I am not a scholar in this area, by any stretch of the imagination.)

But the interesting quote that stood out for me is in bold below:

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert assured Erdogan of his readiness to return the Golan, and this was relayed to Syria a week ago, Assad said.

"What we now need is to find common ground through the Turkish mediator," he said, adding that any negotiations with Israel would be conducted via Ankara.

Direct negotiations may become possible under the next US administration, the Syrian president said.

Huh. It seems odd to me that the current BushCo administration, who is purportedly focused on bringing peace to the Middle East (snicker, snicker, guffaw), would not be interested in, and supportive of, this deal. It is equally interesting that the Syrian president is assuming that the Democrats will win, and will be more amenable to assisting in the peace process. They can't possibly think that John McCain will be any different than BushCo. So, I am assuming they don't expect McCain to win.

Velly interestink...


BillyWarhol said...

That is very interesting as Artie Johnson from Laugh In or Sgt. Schultz from Hogan's Heroes would say!!


I'm glad Syria has enuf "Faith" in the American Voters that they will finally Wake Up + Smell da Coffee! Gas Prices are outrageous but the real Heighth was Sam's Club limiting American Shoppers to 4 Bags of Rice!!

The Scarier reality is World Vision saying they can only Feed 1.5 Million less Starving People with the Soaring Cost of FOOD!! Afghanistan who we're over there Helping is one of the Poorest + Hardest hit*

It's beyond all belief especially when ya see the Billions being pissed down the drain on Bush's Illegal Iraq War that won't sort that MidEast mess out in 100 or 1000 Years or however long John McCain plans to Fight over there.

Complete Insanity*


Omyword! said...

I KNOW! I read the news out loud to That Guy about Sams and Costco rationing rice, and he didn't believe me! The UN pulled out of delivering food to Gaza because they don't have fuel for their trucks. But I also read that other humanitarian food services are shutting down because of the cost of food. Rome burns as the neocons dance.

Peace to you also, mon ami.