Monday, February 21, 2005

Tight spot - Lebanon & Syria

Right, my sense is growing stronger on this one, following earlier morning post.

Just discovered Joshua Landis of Syria Comment, he links to articles by Hala Jaber, a Times of London reporter in Damascus, who writes ~

Syria rejects US call for Lebanon pullout
Hala Jaber, Damascus

Syria has defied American demands to withdraw it's forces from Lebanon and to disarm Hezbollah militants, insisting that Israel must first pull out of Golan Heights... read more.

Landis has his eyes open, spotting reason in unexpected places ~

Al-Jazeera reports that the leader of Hizbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, issued a stark warning on Saturday saying the popular agitation against Syria following the assassination of former prime minister is not helpful... read more Landis.

A call for calm, yes, I'll go with that.

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