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We never saw that coming …

Well, the much awaited UN report on the investigation behind the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is out and what a shocker it is! Chief United Nations investigator, Detlev Mehlis concluded:

Given the infiltration of Lebanese institutions and society by the Syrian and Lebanese intelligence services working in tandem, it would difficult to envisage a scenario whereby such a complex assassination plot could have been carried out without their knowledge.

Little Lord Fauntle-Assad is in for some heat. The UN Security Council is scheduled to discuss the report next Tuesday and may consider the imposition of diplomatic and economic sanctions against Syria. Hopefully Bashar will get some much needed pressure and stop supporting those Hizbollah clowns.

Syria is totally going to pot. Syria’s Interior Minister Ghazi Kenaan committed suicide last week, and all indications are that we are about to witness some serious heat coming down. One witness said that pro-Syrian Lebanese General Mustafa Hamdan ended an October, 2004 conversation by saying: “We are going to send him on a trip, bye, bye Hariri.” I think it might be safe to now say “bye, bye Bashar Assad.”

The above cited Jerusalem Post article is pretty good. You can also read more in this NYT report.

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  • I don’t see how it’s to Israel’s advantage to end up with Iraq2 on its doorstep. As we now see, American intervention in Iraq will likely lead to an Islamic state with elements inside of it that are of the al Qaeda bent.

    Why would anybody want to establish this kind of destabilized regime, possibly with significant active designs on Israel, sitting in Damascus with the power and resources of a national government?

    These pan-Arabist authoritarian dictators can – and do – bottle up the Islamist forces in their countries. These days those Islamist forces represent the greatest threat to the West, to Israel and to the stability of the region in general.

    The US should apply pressure, but remain careful not to burst the balloon.

  • How can George Bush suggest to Syria’s president that he needs to watch his borders more closely? No matter my personal opinion on Syria. The reply was priceless: “What is Mr Bush doing to watch the border of the US and Mexico?”

    Although I do not live in Israel, Israel lives in me.