Thursday, July 21, 2005

Syria (inadvertantly?) recognizes Lebanon's Sovereignty

After watching the news tonight, and learning about the new charge that Bashar's regime has raised against the Lebanese government ( 10s of Syrian workers killed, 100s injured, and 1000s missing, etc...), something dawned on me: Syria is, in its twisted way, finally dealing with Lebanon as a sovereign state.

If this is the only way they'll acknowledge that Lebanon is independent, then so be it! The cost is well worth the price....

9 comments:

Ibrahim said...

That's a shrude observation. Kudos

Anonymous said...

shrude=shrewd

Anton Efendi said...

http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/getstory?openform&5206A66BD0CDE988C22570450042D608

Asked about Lebanese prisoners in Syria, the minister answered: "Thousands of Syrians have disappeared in Lebanon," adding that "brotherly relations must continue" between Syria and Lebanon.

What the fuck is that supposed to mean!? And I'd like to know if it's true Mikati signed that deal. No wonder the Syrians wanted him back as PM.

JoseyWales said...

Tony your link goes to another story. However, Mikati or not, this is what you get when you keep bending over.

The disheartening thing, and I hope I am wrong, is that many of the very people hurt byt the borders-fishing fiasco will be back in the streets with pics of Bashar at the next opportunity.

Raja said...

Josey, I'm afraid they'd be doing so for reasons other than your own! Electrocutions are very effective means of "persuading" people to adopt certain political leanings!

mic said...

No raja, josey has a point. Its one of the drawbacks of middle eastern mentality. Gibran said it best with "Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hooting, only to welcome another with trumpetings again".

JoseyWales said...

Come on Raja,

All the people at the half-million Hezbo demo, had their privates linked to a Mukhabarate battery. ;)

Raja said...

josey, mic, you both make good points.... The mukhabarat do have a lot of unused batteries though (and a lot less private parts since their departure Lebanon). Let's not discount that - for the sake of our poor fishermen!

Anonymous said...

that is exactly what i felt! and i hope they keep on asking and demanding things like that that shows that they are screwed and that will expose thier atrocities in lebanon should the International community intervine to investigate those demands.

more over the syrians think that by coming up with such obsanities that they are putting pressure onto the leb. gov. or regime, they simply have not come to term with the new world order. a regime like al baath has no mechnisim to correct itself. today in the paper another idiot from albaath paper and some economist is going on about the money that the syrians have invested in lebanon!!! there is a physcological case about a person lying so much that he or she start beleiving their own lie!