Yesterday, I attended a Brookings policy briefing on Syria after the Mehlis report. On hand were Martin Indyk, former US Ambassador to Israel, Flynt Leverett, former NSC official, and Ammar Abdulhammid, the Saban Center’s “resident Syrian.” First some aesthetics: Ammar clearly stole the show, seeming witty and knowledgeable in comparison to the more wooden Leverett, […]Read More Tied to the whipping post…
Well as expected the Syrian opposition is trying to grasp the one time opportunity it may have to take over power positions and displace Assad from the throne. But what was not expected by the media and ideologues at large is to find the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria entertaining links with US officials, discussing possibilities […]Read More Syrian Opposition and the US
When neoconservatives and so-called liberals agree on what the specific policy to follow should be, it is highly likely that a country under threat from this possible consensus will be dealt with severely.Martin Indyk of the Brookings Institute (ex-US ambassador to Israel, and ex-director of AIPAC) said in the Financial Times that Syria should come […]Read More Syria in the worst position ever
In the long breeze that streams to thy delicious East … Cheer up, Bech. At least your olfactory senses are working, which is more than some can say. I take your post to be laden with figurative-meaning — even though I do not doubt the possibly very real stench blowing from Dora — and thus […]Read More O, art thou sighing for Lebanon…
Lately (those who are living in Beirut know what I am talking about), a horrible smell of waste and death coming from the slaughter houses next to Dora (or some other place) is invading the capital, making sure that everyone rich or poor are aware that when it comes down to knowing what’s putrefaction, all […]Read More A note on the side
I want to apologize for the last article I wrote. I have misinformed the public at large. I should have asked for more expert advice.It turns out, drilling for offshore oil and gas on the shores of Lebanon is no given thing. It could be very expensive to produce (meaning that the State will find […]Read More Oil offshore drilling in Lebanon (an update)
yes possibly, according to my reporting in today’s Dailystar. That would save us a lot of money my friends. And this is serious stuff, many studies have confirmed that should the government accept to dust off the legal books and shuts off the drives of the cartel of oil importers – that by the way […]Read More Lebanon an energy producer?
Nowhere in the history of both countries were relations at this low. The deputy prime minister of Syria Al-Dardari just annouced that Syria simply does not need Lebanon for its Syrian work force who are going to flock back in to fill what he labeled as massive job vacancies created by $16 billion of investments […]Read More All-out war between Syria and Lebanon