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2009-06-25 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Obama sending ambassador to Syria after years
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Posted by Steve White 2009-06-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [286 views ]  Top

#1 word I have heard is this is a serious attempt to take advantage of the events in Iran to turn Syria - Assad must be getting very nervous these days.

Hamas and Hezbollah are exactly what you get (well at least Hamas - seriously, I think Abbas is more like to make peace with Israel than to give up his grip on Lebanon)

That of course is huge.

Would Assad? I dunno. If he thinks hes about to face a govt in Iran that is not so friendly, that is willing to cut a deal with the US that dumps HIM, he just might.

And failing that, even if Assad isnt about to bite, it get folks in Teheran thinking he might. Not that that will effect Dinnerjacket, or perhaps not even Khameni. But it might get some fencesitters among the mullahs and in the security forces wondering just how dangerous it is sticking with Khameni, as he gets them isolated even from Syria.
Posted by liberal hawk 2009-06-25 16:47||   2009-06-25 16:47|| Front Page Top

#2 Assad will want immunity in the Harriri case, plus some cash, plus our cooperation from Israel plus lots more .

in return he will agree to ...
Posted by lord garth 2009-06-25 19:16||   2009-06-25 19:16|| Front Page Top

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