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February 20, 2003

The War Should Be Complete and for One Purpose Only Otherwise it Is Better If it Does Not Occur

There are many "reasons" given for why the U.S will attack Saddam's Iraqand what needs to be done afterwards. Here is a blunt assessement of what needs to be done and why
The war in the Gulf is apparently now a final decision. The U.S. and British armies will lead a military coalition to put an end for the Iraqi regime. However, this war will not be completed if the allies do not consider the fact that a new map for the Middle-East should be redrawn. A map that allows the creation of new countries where the human being is

Therefore, if a war should occur, the following steps should be

1. The partition of Iraq into three countries, Suni, Shiite, and Kurdish.

2. The dismantling of the Palestinian authority and the arrest of Yasser Arafat so that he can be judged for crimes of war against the Israeli and the Lebanese people.

3. The destruction of the terrorist military infrastructure in Lebanon and Syria.

These three steps are interrelated whether we want it or not. The danger does not come from Iraq only but all terrorist countries of the Arab regions. If Iraq is accused of possessing dangerous weapons, what can we say about Syria which actually is more powerful than Iraq? In fact, Syria possesses: Mobil rockets launchers, Russian made Scud B's that can reach a range of 280 km and targeted at Tel-Aviv, Scud C's with a range of 550 km oriented to the nuclear center of Dimona in Israel. Syria can launch 36 rockets simultaneously.

Syria now has the capability to launch nuclear or biological missiles from anywhere within its borders to anywhere within Israel, thanks to Communist North Korea's help. In April 2000, Syria successfully carried out its first test launch of the new, longer-range Scud D surface-to-surface ballistic missile. It took place in northeastern Syria.

Its significance is that the Scud D's long range - 660 to 772 km enables the Syrians to do two things they could not do with their Scud C model's shorter range of 550 km. First, they can strike anywhere inside Israel from anywhere inside Syria. Second, they can place their Scud batteries in sites that are most difficult for Israel to find and to strike.