Glick, West and Feith address Congressmen

By Caroline Glick

Last week I was in Washington meeting with lawmakers about recent events in the Middle East. Among other things, I gave brief remarks at the Center for Security Policy national security luncheon on the hill. Speaking with me were Cong. Allen West, an extraordinary man and great American patriot and friend of Israel, and Douglas Feith, the former undersecretary of defense for policy under President George W. Bush.

Here is my speech.

April 20, 2011 | 1 Comment »

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  1. Glick seems pretty upbeat about the prospect of Assad’s fall. I don’t see any historical justification for this optimism:

    “In the old days, when Syria was the unstable country of the Middle East, with constant coups and rulers whose time in power was measured in months, tensions along the border with Israel were the order of the day. As if by Pavlovian reflex, internal tensions in Syria led to provocations and one fateful war in June 1967.

    This state of affairs ended in the aftermath of the 1973 war, and the once volatile border became so peaceful for almost four decades, which also corresponded with the Assad dynasty’s control in Syria. This was so, because the advent of Hafiz Assad signaled an end to the era of chronic instability, despite the fact that the regime has never been legitimized by most of the Syrian population. However, Assad proved strong enough to dominate the domestic scene and subject it to the priorities of his foreign policy, as opposed to what it was before him.”

    Caroline seems to be ignoring the Turks as well, who are very much concerned with Syria’s internal affairs and may militarily intervene (as they did in Cyprus and have done in Iraq since the fall of Sadaam Hussein).