WINEP concentrates on Hezbollah

With their new website version, the “Syria and Lebanon” page looks like a black list where two names represent the main accusé: Hezbollah and Syria. Check here and here for charges against hezbollah the request for immediate curtailment and disarmament. Behind Hezbollah stands Iran the much more important target. You also find an ad for […]

US assets in syria

Since Hariri’s assassination, a lot of masks fell, among them some Syrian voices urging for the implementation of UN 1559 and the reform of both the Lebanese and the Syrian regime. Al Safir has an article summing up the main point of these ‘intellectuals’. This is all very beautiful and surreal but beware of US […]

Finding the pieces of the puzzle

Well that’s interesting. King Abdallah is condemning Iran and Syria (Hezbollah) as promoting terrorists activities against Israel. So let’s think about that for a minute:1- Iran is threatened2- Syria is practically out but the aftermath needs to be worked out (here and here).3- Saudi Arabia is nervous over a Shia turbulence from Iraq to its […]

Arms deal to China

The Honeymoon is over for Israel according to Ze’ev Schiff who seems very pissed about it: Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz convened the heads of some 50 of the leading defense industry firms in the country yesterday, and warned that they must get written permission from the ministry for any trip they or their representatives make […]

Daniel Pipes

Draws analogies between Hezbollah and Hamas on the one hand and Nazi ideology on the other. I know he defends Israeli interests, but does he need to do it so openly and in such a discriminative manner? The reasoning runs as follows: Nazi use to hate Jews and tried to exterminate them. Hezbollah and Hamas […]

A history of US and Syrian relations

A comprehensive article for boys and girls of all ages and races who want to understand the basics of US and Syrian relations. Now is the time. This is especially crucial for those who should get out of the Lebano-centric point of view that apparently blinds practically all Lebanese and embrace a more nuanced perspective […]