Gulf security أمن الخليج العربي

الاثنين، 28 أبريل 2008

Gulf security: Syria's Nuclear Program

From Jerusalem came the news on April 27, 2008 that The U.S. was briefed beforehand on Israeli plans to attack a suspected nuclear site in Syria and ultimately approved of Israel's September 6 air strike that reportedly destroyed a military site that Israel and the US claimed was a planned nuclear reactor.
If such facilities do exist in Syria, the Arab world and the GCC States failed to show any clear stand toward this issue, at least similar to their policies toward Iran's Nuclear Program.
Driven by Washington’s near sighted policies in the Middle East, Syria cements its position as Iran's ally in the region. Few steps and Syria well be isolated from its Arab brothers thanks to Lebanon’s continuous crises.
Some people think that the Syrian nukes will force Israel to respect the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and may succeed in creating a nuclear-free zone in the region.
Damascus moves that the nukes should be understood in the context of events, and includes the possibility that it was meant to be used as a bargaining chip for more than one goal, first to ease the pressure on Iran's Nuclear Program, and to ease the pressure on the Syrian government to escape the UN Security Council's retribution for the February 14 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Evidence of the first goal was the CIA intelligence report indicating that Iran was still far from making a nuclear arm.
The question which no media asked until now is “Why?”
It is clear that Israeli security is by far more important than the Arabian Gulf security to Washington, and the CIA report was meant to create a new mood to set a new order of threat priorities in the region, and in that matter what is Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad’s war of words if the nuclear threat is less than 200 Kilometers away from Israel?
According to U.S. claims, Syria was hiding the reactor from the International Atomic Energy Agency. If so Syria wasn't hiding its valuable and only reactor from “Google Earth" which displays satellite images of the most inhabited regions of Earth.
So did Israel and the CIA swallow the Syrian bait to achieve the two goals regarding Iran and Lebanon or was it a new Syrian massage to Washington that we are a major player in the area that you can't ignore?
After the Gulf War of 1991 Syria was part of the Gulf Security System. The Damascus Declaration 1993 was set between Egypt, Syria and the GCC States. That early collective Security system was challenged by both Iran and the West and did not last for more than one year, but it was one way of showing that Arabism is still alive.
A year ago Syria and the GCC States weren’t having warm relations as they used to do; some of the reasons were Syrian-Saudi war of words because of the assassination of Hariri, the Iran–Syria relations and the growing influence of Iran in Iraq. The US-GCC relations and the US occupation of Iraq are all points of disagreements.
In 1980 Saddam Hussein was called the Arab sword. Instead of marching toward Jerusalem he took the Opposite Direction claiming that the road to Jerusalem ran through Kuwait. Syria is “the-other-side-of-the Baath-party-coin” With nukes; Syria will recapture the Golan Heights along with Iran who well liberate Jerusalem after fuelling their war machines from GCC gas stations.
The bright side of the moon shows that we don’t need the gulf area as a weapons of mass destruction free zone, with Syria's Nuclear Program, Israel, Iran and Pakistan program we well have a nuclear balance around the Arabian gulf..

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