Has former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri been carried away with his twitter experience? Since he became lately active on twitter, he expressed not necessarily surprising, but some unusual and unexpected opinions about Lebanon and Syria.
The Arab League should go to the UN, and have a no fly zone, and if Russia vetoes , then a joint force should be done with Turkey […] to get rid of the regime.
After the extraordinary recent blunder of the Syrian Foreign Minister Wallid Muallem in showing fake videos, and after more than 9 months of the uprising, the Syrian regime has at last some proper genuine terrorist images they can use in their propaganda library.
Two cars bombs went off today in Damascus in Syria, near the heavily secured buildings of the State Security (Amn el Dawlah) and other intelligence bodies. The event is really a ‘shock’ in the Syrian events discourse, which will signal the start of new bloody phase. You can say the explosions were of ‘Class A’ similar to the ones we saw in Iraq and Lebanon in the past, and really unheard of in the tightly secure Syria.
In response to Syria’s crackdown on its uprising, and with all its decay, the Arab League [of dictators] has marked a historic milestone in its career by suspending Syria’s activities in its organisation. Before the ongoing Arab Spring, this move took place only once when Egypt was expelled due to its unilateral peace initiative with Israel in 1979 (& Libya in 2011); how times change. This is really a big slap in the face, with Syria being ‘the beating heart of the Arab Nation’.
It might be a brave move on the face of it in Syria’s case, but it can only show the Arabs fear from the growing Iranian influence in the region, or simply the delusional rising power of Qatar, or a mix of both (you can check the legal basis of the decision here).