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Where this goes: have we entered a post WMD stage? A broad resistance front, a new resistance strategy?

Actually – we must consider maybe the “strategic” aspect of syrian WMDs was far overrated. Consider this new logic emerging in the arabic media, attributed to hizbullah:

(translated by today)
“Commenting on the plan by which the regime of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to hand in its chemical weapons, the officials said that “the era of trying to find a military balance by brandishing the issue of the chemical weapons is long gone.” They considered that “the will of the resistance is now the basis to achieving balances and is therefore the real force of deterrence in the face of any offensive.” They also indicated that “Syria is proceeding down the path of building an effective Resistance force. This will be one consequence of the ongoing war and this force will reveal its existence in due time.”

— There is a lot to say on this – but this seems likely as the new trend.

— I doubt the russians or the americans understand this yet – and I suspect the israelis are still living in the old wmd logic. Is it possible that this logic can and is being surpassed?

What does this look like in the next 6 months to a year?


Written by nickbiddlenoe

September 18, 2013 at 2:25 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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