November 20, 2003

Middle East International today explored Bolton's (among other Cheney Gangbangers) continued campaign to trash the entire region. Excerpts:

The American threats began immediately after the invasion of Iraq and have now resumed. In May, Bolton alleged: The United States also knows that Syria has long had a chemical warfare programme. It has a stockpile of the nerve agent sarin and is engaged in research and development of the more toxic and persistent nerve agent VX. Syria... is pursuing the development of biological weapons and is able to produce at least small amounts of biological warfare agents.

Soon after the attack on Iraq, Bolton rushed to reassure the Arabs on US-financed Arabic Radio Sawa that Iraq was indeed just the start of the crusade. We are hoping that the elimination of the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein and the elimination of all of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction would be important lessons to other countries in the region, particularly Syria, Libya, and Iran, that the cost of their pursuit of weapons of mass destruction is potentially quite high.

The statement had considerable implications, coming as it did from the man who went to Israel two months before to promise Ariel Sharon that it will be necessary to deal with threats from Syria, Iran and North Korea afterwards.

Be at peace.