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Friday, October 21, 2005

Political Earthquake In Syria

The assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is sending shock waves all the way to Damascus.

The just released Mehlis Report is at the epicenter.

It implicated Syrian and Lebanese intelligence chiefs and military generals, all the way up to members of Assad’s family. The commission was also extended up until December in order to allow for further investigations into more recent developments and leads. And, speaking of those leads, Mehlis deleted the names of some of those suspected of conspiring in Hariri's murder for reasons not yet known.
The reasons were "Kofi Annan".

Roundup and updates at Instapundit.

Posted by Kate McMillan on October 21, 2005 in International Politics | Permalink


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The really funny part of this (perhaps the only "ha ha" funny part) is how this came to light (as reported at Little Green Footballs):

"Shades of Mary Mapes

Someone at the United Nations apparently doctored the report on the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri — and was stupid enough to release a version of the MS Word document with the “Track Changes” feature enabled ....."

And "progressives" want these cretins to run the world.

Posted by: Doug | 2005-10-22 6:43:41 AM

Syria, Iraq, & etc. >>> The Arab world is mesmerized. History as she happens> more

Salim Mansur- a new day has dawned

Never before -- anywhere in the Arab world -- has a population participated freely and willingly in the shaping of its government as Iraqis are doing -- despite the tremendous violence directed against them by bloody-minded insurgents. Never, in the 1,400 years of Islam, has an Arab-Muslim despot been brought into a court of justice to answer for crimes of rape, torture and murder of people under him.

This is a uniquely riveting moment in Arab-Muslim history, and everyone in the region is mesmerized by the events occurring in Iraq.


via newsbeat1

Posted by: maz2 | 2005-10-22 9:32:06 AM

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