Friday, May 26, 2006

This is how political discourse gets formulated in Lebanon. Walid Jumblat would make a statement, like today on AlArabiyya, and say: "I was told, but I don't know if it is true, that Iranian Revolutionary Guards have established bases in Lebanon." The right-wing interviewer, Gizelle Khuri in this case, asks him: "Will they perpetrate assassinations?". Jumblat then answers: "Maybe." The next day, week, and month, members of the Hariri chorus will yell: "Bush, Bush, Bush. Iran is planning assassinations in Lebanon, and the Iranian Army has troops in Lebanon. Bush. Bush. Bush. We need a UN Security Council Resolution."
PS And then US pressures Annan, who convenes the Security Council of the UN, and a resolution is issued that calls on Iran to withdraw its troops from Lebanon, and to end its assassinations in Lebanon.