The Price of Indulgence

(Telegraph-UK) Editorial - Syria has a long history of complicity with terrorism, whether Hizballah in southern Lebanon, or Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, all of which have representatives in Damascus. The Sharon government is, therefore, perfectly justified in striking a neighbor that sponsors groups wishing to drive the Israelis into the sea. That this is the first such attack in more than 20 years suggests that the Assad regime has been treated with remarkable indulgence. Israel and its closest ally, the U.S., should now put a concerted squeeze on Syrian meddling, both to the east in Iraq and to the west in Israel and the territories. Allied policy should also aim at freeing Lebanon from what amounts to a Syrian protectorate.

2003-10-07 00:00:00

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