Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sulayman's new man. Faris Sufiya (or Soufia) was Sulayman's military attache in the Lebanese Embassy in Washington, DC. He was close to the US administration and to Elias Al-Murr. He was recently summoned by Sulayman to serve as one of his closest advisers in the presidential palace. Sulyman is under the false impression that Al-Murr and Soufia were behind changing the US attitude toward him. In reality, the Bush administration (and Gulf regimes) changed their position toward him because he made private promises regarding Lebanon's foreign policy and on the disarming of Hizbullah.