Thursday, July 19, 2007

Amadinejad : It'll Be A Hot Summer In the Middle East

Iran's president Ahmadinejad promised us all a hot summer in the Middle East, following a surprise meeting with Syria's basher Assad and Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in Damascus today.

Nasrullah supposedly snuck into Syria from Lebanon via a secret tunnel...somuch for thatborder control and resolution 1701, right UNIFIL?

"We hope that the hot weather of this summer will coincide with similar victories for the region's peoples, and with consequent defeat for the region's enemies," Ahmadinejad added, probably refering to Israel and the US.

"The enemies of the region should abandon plans to attack the interests of this region, or they would be burned by the wrath of the region's peoples," Amadinejad said at a joint press conference with Assad.

Ahmadinejad, accompanied by a high-level delegation, was greeted at Damascus airport by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem ahead of the official reception by Boy Assad at the People's Palace, a couple of days after Assad was sworn in for another seven-year term.

Aside from the usual blather about their friendly alliance, common goals,blah blah blah, Assad let slip that they've been working on "ways of restoring dialogue among all Palestinian factions."

It looks like my little birdie I wrote about last week was correct - the Saudis are twisting Abbas' arm and the Iranians and Syrians are working on Khalid Meshall and Hamas to reunite against the hated Jews before they pursue a war against Israel on all fronts to distract everybody from Iran's nukes and the Hariri tribunal...although they may choose to marginalize or take out Siniora first and stick Syria's minion, Michael Aoun in power.

They will likely be successful getting Hamas and Fatah back in bed together, at least now that Abbas has gotten some cash from the EU and US, and Hamas has made some good strides in getting EU recognition.

Hamas can't hold on to Gaza by itself forever, and Abbas is too weak to hold on to the West Bank, so they need each other. I would even go as far as to say that there might be a hit put out on Abbas if he refuses to cooperate.

What this particular meet n' greet was about was to figure out joint strategy against Israel and the Siniora government, as well as contingency plans just in case the US attacks Iran in the coming months.The Iranians expect it - just because it's what they would do if the situation were reversed.

As our friend Ahmadinejad said, it looks like a hot summer ahead in the Middle East.

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