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The US Gives Israel a Green Light – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on November 25, 2018

It’s clear that US Mideast policy is firmly under the control of the neocons aligned to Israel’s expansionist far right parties

Correction: It’s clear that US Mideast policy is firmly under the control of Israel’s expansionist far right parties

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/11/eric-margolis/the-us-gives-israel-a-green-light-for-expansion/

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Special for LewRockwell.com

Hardly anyone noticed.  The Trump administration quietly changed America’s long-held position on Syria’s strategic Golan Heights while attention was focused on the raucous political carnival in Washington.  Though barely noticed, the policy change had enormous importance and will lead the United States into a lot of future Mideast misery.

The Golan Heights is a volcanic plateau that abuts Syria, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon. The plateau rises abruptly from the plain of Galilee, providing dominance of the entire region. To the north, Mt Hermon rises to over 9,000 feet (2,814 meters); the plateau slopes down at its southern extremity.

Golan provides the headwaters of the Jordan River and 15-20% of Israel’s water from its snow-capped north.  Israeli artillery atop Golan can hit Damascus and its airport.  Electronic intelligence systems on Golan look down onto southern Syria, intercepting all communications and detecting troop movements.

The plateau is quite fascinating… Read the rest of this entry »

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