Attack Syria

BY Herschel Smith
10 years, 3 months ago

Thanks to Politics Central (Pajamas Media), we learn that Iraqi insurgents have successfully launched a 24-hour propaganda television station, located in Syria, and with the help of Egypt.

Broadcasting from a secret location in Syria, Al-Qaeda and its allies now have their own 24-hour television station, Pajamas Media has learned. Known as Al-Zawraa, Arabic for “first channel,

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Dominic
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While talking about TV broadcasting and information warfare in general it is of my assumption that this propaganda TV station in Syria is perhaps not the only thing we have to feel concerned about in the times to come.

Actually, I’m making allusion here to France 24, a French state owned international TV broadcast channel that was officially launched a few weeks ago. The official goals of France 24 is to beam French views abroad, and more especially in the Middle East and Northern Africa so as to challenge CNN and the BBC. I’ll not go as far as to compare France 24 with this station in Syria but, in revenge, I’m pretty sure that this French TV channel will do little for helping the mission of the U.S. troops in Iraq and U.S. diplomacy in the region in general. It is today common knowledge that the goals and aims of the Frogs are never to help their “oldest allies.

skip
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During the recent Lebanese conflict the Israelis hacked into Al Manar a couple of times. they substituted their own programming for the standard hezbullah nonsense. Is such an operation possible here?

Sadly, I must agree with your concerns about our state department. I have long believed that we in America are in the middle of a Coup D’Etat. The standing government is so huge an undwieldy that no administration can completely control it. The endless leaks, the foot dragging the utter nonsense that spews out of state makes me cringe. I doubt Dr. Rice will put a dent in the hide bound bureaucracy that is now running our country.

a sad, sorry state of affairs.

CopTheTruth
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I say we hit Syria, and, at the same time, convince Saudi Arabia and/or Israel to hit tactical targets in Iran. As Col. Pete Blaber likes to say, “Audacity, audacity, audacity!”

Herschel Smith
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Great observations, all of them. Skip, I like your idea of putting out information technology and coding experience to work as an offensive weapon of war. Certainly, one would think, the NSA and CIA have these assets. Are they being put to use the way you suggest? And moreover, are they cooperating with each other to do this? I have my doubts.

Dominique, there will only be dire consequences for Syria if the U.S. has the stomach to act. Like my comment above, I have my doubts. At least Syria is betting against it. If I were in Las Vegas or Monte Carlo and were a betting man, I would too.

Dominique R. Poirier
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Skip,
when you speak about Coup d’Etat, I suppose you are making allusion to what specialists call a “revolution of palace.

Xanthippas
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First of all, is there any sort of independent confirmation of this insurgent TV network? It seems awfully presumptious to plan attacks on another country based solely on “intelligence” provided by some unnamed officer. The claim that it broadcasts “Fahrenheight 9/11” makes the claim sound particularly dubious, and I wonder who added that bit of spicy detail.

Secondly, would it be helpful to our cause to launch airstrikes on Syria even if this station did exist? Seems to me that propoganda broadcasts are the least of our concerns right now, and that any benefit would be far outweighed by expanding our war in Iraq to another country…especially a country who could elect to ratchet up their aid to the insurgents in Iraq. And I seriously, seriously question the presumption that this would be some sort of morale boost for the American public. As they are slowly but surely turning against the war in Iraq, expanding operations to other countries hardly seems like a way to court public opinion.

Dominique R. Poirier
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Your opinion is no-nonsensical and reflects correct assumptions, Xanthippas. Now, the existence of TV broadcasting station beaming in the region from Syria is a kind of information so easy to check that it’s hard to believe it’s a hoax.

Before any U.S. attack would occur multiple requests for collaboration, then warnings, would be sent to Syria; a country that is neither in position to defy America, nor has the guts to do it, anyway. Besides, I believe that, at worst, there are other options allowing to shut the mouth of this TV station; options which do not imply a grand scale operation. So, if this TV station truly exists in Syria, then there is reasonable ground to expect this country will take appropriate measures of its own for putting an end to it.

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