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Friday, February 22, 2013

What a difference a revolution makes!

It's been a little more than three years since former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri traveled to Damascus to kiss and make up with his father's murderer. Now, with Bashar al-Assad on the run, Hariri sees the opportunity to turn the situation into a rout against Assad's allies as well (Hat Tip: Stacy McCain).
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri blasted the government Thursday over its silence on recent clashes between Hezbollah fighters and Syrian rebels, accusing it of handing over national security to the party.

Meanwhile, Lebanese security sources denied claims by the rebel Free Syrian Army that one of its battalions had struck Hezbollah bases in the eastern city of Hermel near the border with Syria.
“What is happening on the Lebanese-Syrian border is extremely dangerous, and most dangerous of all is that the Lebanese government is [acting unaware] and allowing Hezbollah to take control of national security,” Hariri said in a statement.
“Hezbollah is providing new proof of the use of illegitimate arms ... The Lebanese government is [guilty] of keeping silent on this terrible disregard for national security,” the head of the opposition Future Movement added.
Well, yeah, except that Hezbullah now is the Lebanese government and knows exactly what's going on.

And lest you think that Hariri might have figured out that there's a little country to the south of him that has pretty much the same interest in what's going on in Syria, namely that neither side win....
Hariri also slammed Hezbollah for using its weapons for objectives other than resisting against Israel. “We were not far from the truth when we said resistance is no longer the main function of Hezbollah,” he said.
My opinion of Hariri just took a nose dive. He's not very smart. But please send some more popcorn.

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