Al-Ba`th is most bitter against itself. Intra-Ba`th rivalries and feuds are the most bitter by far. Remember the Syrian-Iraqi Ba`thist rivalries. The other day, a former Syrian leader of the Ba`th, Shibili `Aysami, was kidnapped from near his grandson's house in `Alay in Lebanon. He is 86-years old. It is very likely that Syrian mukhabrat snatched him to avenge for his past support for the Iraqi branch of the Ba`th party.