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Rice to warn Europe to back off over torture camps (poll)

by DuctapeFatwa Sat Dec 3rd, 2005 at 08:27:39 AM EST

from the diaries. See also a number of press articles on the topic selected by Fran in the European Breakfast thread, by clicking directly here. -- Jérôme

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to give allies in Europe a response next week to their pressure over Washington's treatment of terrorism suspects: back off...

But Rice will shift to offense when she visits Europe next week, in a strategy that has emerged in recent days and been tested by her spokesman in public and in her private meetings with European visitors.

She will remind allies they themselves have been cooperating in U.S. operations and tell them to do more to win over their publics as a way to deflect criticism directed at the United States, diplomats and U.S. officials said.

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US to Outsource Invasion of Syria to NATO

by DuctapeFatwa Tue Nov 15th, 2005 at 09:27:29 PM EST

At least partially.

NATO aircraft have been flying over Syria's borders in order to send a strong warning to Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad, according to the Kuwaiti A-Siyasah.

The over-flights are taking place above the borders with Turkey and Iraq, and include photographing the areas. The Syrian coastal region is also included in the flights.

"European diplomatic sources" said the flights are a warning to the Syrian regime indicating what can happen if President Al-Asad does not comply with international demands.

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And from yesterday, in case you missed it...

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