Thursday, December 21, 2006

Look at this memo on Lebanon by International Crisis Group. Notice the language throughout. If you read this would you even know that Israel has just finished a war of devastation on Lebanon? Just notice how many times Syria is mentioned in comparison to Israel. And look at their recommendations. Basically, they mirror the obsession with the Hariri assassination that serves as the thrust of the March 14th Movement. Well, there are many Lebanese who are more eager to find out the truth about the role of the Sanyurah government during the Israeli war than they are about whether Hariri was killed by an underground explosion or an above ground explosion. I do agree with this assessment of the current situation in the report: "It is one street against the other, one Lebanon against another. Mobilising mass support is how this conflict is being waged: it is not how it will be resolved."