Has Stick, Speaks Softly

On September 6th, Israel did something in Syria, something about which they have been rather uncharacteristically mum. In today’s Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens, ex-editor of the Jerusalem Post, considers what it might have been.

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4 Comments

  1. bob koepp says

    Near the end of WSJ piece is the crucial bit for those of us who aren’t players in the deadliest game of all: The only people that can provide real answers are in Jerusalem and Damascus, and for the most part they are preserving an abnormal silence. In the Middle East, that only happens when the interests of prudence and the demands of shame happen to coincide.

    Posted September 18, 2007 at 2:54 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    In the Middle East, that only happens when the interests of prudence and the demands of shame happen to coincide.

    Well put, Bob.

    Posted September 18, 2007 at 3:20 pm | Permalink
  3. bob koepp says

    Thanks, but that was a quote from Stephen’s piece. I only wish I wrote so well.

    Posted September 18, 2007 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    Whoops! Right you are. Nice short-term memory I have. Oh well, nobody but myself to blame.

    Posted September 18, 2007 at 4:43 pm | Permalink