Assad's last card
In order to divert attention from its involvement in the Hariri assassination the Assad regime in Syria is reverting again to what it does best...'Divide and Rule'. Through its state controlled daily newspaper Tishreen it called for a revolution to overthrow Siniora's government in Lebanon.
The question is why is Syria doing this to Lebanon? The answer according to political analysts is simply "Syria can't hide anymore." Mehlis in his report exposed Syria's role in the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri and requested Syria to hand over 6 senior officers for interrogations.
Assad is playing a dangerous game. If he wants to repeat Saddam's invasion of Kuwait by stirring a civil war in Lebanon, he should also remember how it ended.
Funny, but every time Assad lashes out, he then calls his big brother for protection:
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki wound up an official one-day visit to Syria and left for home on Tuesday. "We also discussed in detail new developments in the region and the international arena and voiced Iran's support for the work of finding facts surrounding the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.
One indicator that rarely lies suggests that Assad's time is running out:
Syria is facing pressure on its national currency dramatized by a 3.5% drop of the lira rate against the dollar in the Damascus money market in recent days as a result of the clash between the Assad regime and the international community over the investigation into Rafik Hariri's assassination, An Nahar reported on Wednesday.