URUK.NET AND NEOCON THINK TANKS ON SYRIA...Emboldened by uprising, Syrian clerics speak out By SULEIMAN AL KHALIDI http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m80542&hd=&size=1&l=e
FANNING RELIGIOUS PASSIONS President Assad’s assault on Hama at the start of Ramadan showed disregard for majority Sunni sentiment, said Andrew J. Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.Tabler described the assault as "a bizarre calculation for a minority Alawite dominated-regime that carried out a massacre in the same city in 1982."
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Washington Institute for Near East Policy - http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Washington_Institute_for_Near_East_Policy
The establishment of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) in 1985 greatly expanded the pro-Israel lobby's influence over policy as well. WINEP's founding director, Martin Indyk, had previously been research director of AIPAC which, then as now, focuses much of its efforts on Congress. Indyk developed WINEP into a highly effective think tank devoted to maintaining and strengthening the US-Israel alliance through advocacy in the media and lobbying the executive branch.
WINEP - Pro-Israel Hawks and the Second Gulf War http://www.merip.org/mero/mero040603
Washington Institute for Near East Policy http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Washington_Institute_for_Near_East_Policy WINEP aims to cultivate close ties among senior military officials in the United States, Israel, Turkey and Jordan. The main mechanism for this outreach is WINEP’s Military Fellows Program, which "brings together senior officers from the armed forces of the United States and key Middle Eastern allies."
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) is one of a handful of influential U.S. policy institutions—sometimes referred to as the “Israel Lobby”—whose central aim is to push an Israel-centric Middle East agenda. Many of WINEP’s current and former scholars have been closely associated with neoconservatism, and the organization has been supportive of many of the same “war on terror” policies pushed by groups like the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
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