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28 Oct 2003
Anti-American groups sponsored and protected by Syrian Army
Return Lebanon to Democracy by passing the Syria Accountability Act

A bill entitled "Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003" (H.R.1828) and (S.982 ) was introduced April and May, 2003 to US House Of Representatives and Senate.

This legislation aims to: "end Syrian support for terrorism, end the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, stop Syria's production of weapons of mass destruction, and hold Syria accountable for the illegal Syrian-Iraqi trade which provided Iraq with the weapons that killed American troops."

Please call your Representatives and Senators and urge them to co-sponsor "The Syria Accountability Act" H.R.1828
Syria Wants U.S. to Lose War, Its Foreign Minister Declares
31 Mar 03 NY Times

Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa of Syria blasted the United States in remarks today about the conflict in Iraq, saying that his country wanted America to lose the war.

"Syria has a national interest in the expulsion of the invaders from Iraq because the truth is that the U.S. administration has led its people to a catastrophic stage and put them in confrontation with the entire international community," Mr. Sharaa said while speaking to Parliament, praising the Iraqis' "courageous resistance."

He said that the war against Iraq was yet another example of the United States' acting to serve Israel's interest in the region. He also said that officials in Washington relied on Israel for much of their information about the Arab world, information that often proved untrue.

Syria, a current member of the United Nations Security Council, has been particularly vocal in voicing Arab opposition to the war against Iraq.

The harsh comments by the foreign minister came two days after Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld accused Syria of allowing military supplies to be transported across its border to Iraq. His statement added to the perception that Syria might be a target of the Bush administration, although officials here brush aside any concerns.

The equipment is believed to be supplies that Iraq bought elsewhere and that are delivered through Syrian ports. The United States has been engaged in talks with Syria for a year about shipment of such supplies, said a spokesman for the United States Embassy. Mr. Sharaa did not refer to the issue of arms shipments specifically, but his government previously denied the accusation. He said today that the war violated international law and even America's own history of granting people self determination, first championed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1918.

The foreign minister belittled reasons cited by the Bush administration for the war, specifically that it wants to liberate the Iraqi people from despotic rule.

"The United States built its plans to attack on claims of liberating Iraq, while it commits death and destruction," Mr. Sharaa said.
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