Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Syria looking for help

In a previous post I suggested the possibility that the recent attempted murder of May Chidiac, the Lebanese anchorwoman of LBC, was not the work of Assad’s goons but of an internal faction of hard-liners opposed to his tentative reforms or alleged concessions to the West.

With Assad unexpected visit to Cairo last Sunday though, the plot thickens: is he asking for support to avoid political responsibility in the Hariri probe? Is he looking for a mediator, wanting to pull a “qaddafi” through an Arab middle-man to save face? Is he asking for Egyptian collaboration, to rein in Palestinian terrorists operating from Syria? Is he seeking help against his internal enemies?

I guess we’ll know soon enough.

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