Sunday, March 20, 2005

Lebanon and Syria

The comments on this post on Harry's place were removed, leaving little more than the two pictures. This did not give me the chance to correct this remark of mine:

Seriously though, it could go the other way. Bashar could be punished for having lost Lebanon and be replaced by more hard-line elements. After all, he's a nice dentist from the UK, isn't he?
He was in fact an ophthalmologist. The dentist of course was Allawi.

Anyway, some serious analysis here - 'Syria's Leader Moves to Consolidate His Power', HASSAN M. FATTAH, DAMASCUS, March 16.
It is widely felt that maintaining control is central to his long-term survival, because of Lebanon's importance to Syria's economy.
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