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December 27, 1985 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-12-27

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, December 27, 1985

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as part of his reason for improving
ties with Syria.-
Assad can play an important
role in the peace process if he
wants. But U.S. specialists insist
that he is still determined to
achieve what he calls "strategic
parity" with Israeal before mov-
ing in any such direction.
According to U.S. officials, the
Syrians also do not see the Na-
tional Unity Government in
Jerusalem — or any government
for that matter — as prepared to
withdraw from any part of the
Golan Heights until that "parity"
has been achieved. That is why
the Syrians continue to amass
weapons and adopt a strategy of
maintaining its armed forces on
what one official called "a war
footing."
The Syrians already have been
massively rearmed by the Soviets
since the war in Lebanon in the
summer of 1982. U.S. analysts
agree that the Syrians are far
stronger today than they were on
the eve of that confrontation with
Israel. But they also agree that
Syria is still in no realistic posi-
tion to take on Israel alone.
Israel also has been
strengthened since the war with
better military technology. A
one - on - one war would again re-
sult in a humiliating defeat for
Damascus.

But Israel would be wise to
avoid any such full-scale confron-
tation, according to the Ameri-
cans. "It's a war that Israel would
win, but at a great price," an
American expert said, noting that
Israel would suffer many casual-
ties. It would also lose an enorm-
ous amount of very expensive
military equipment, including
tanks, armored personnel carriers
and fighter aircraft. Even a con-
flict of only a few days would seri-
ously upset Israel's economic re-
covery program.
What worries Washington the
most, however, is the possibility of
direct Soviet intervention if the
Kremlin came to believe that its
huge investment in rearming the
Syrians was once again about to
go down the drain. That, of course,
could spark a superpower con-
frontation.
All of which explains why the
U.S. was so actively involved
these past few weeks in trying to
ease the latest Syrian missile
crisis along the Lebanese border.
Syria moved fresh missiles to that

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