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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Good news: Jumblatt to have kissing session with Assad

As I reported on Monday, Syrian Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has apologized to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for calling him some not very nice names. Through the good offices of Hezbullah politburo chief Hassan Nasrallah, Jumblatt has now received an invitation (date to be announced) to go to Damascus and kiss and make up with Assad.
"In the framework of the mediation initiated by Hizbullah secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah with the Syrian leadership, which came upon the request of Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt, and following the clear stances and the courageous revision he has made concerning the happenings and developments of the previous phase and following his reconfirmation of the essential political principles especially in what concerns the relation with Syria, the Resistance and Palestine, Sayyed Nasrallah informed MP Walid Jumblatt this evening that the Syrian leadership, committed to establish the best relations with all Lebanese and all political forces in Lebanon and taking into account his latest stances, has decided to exceed what has happened during the previous phase and will open a new page it hopes it would be beneficial for all parties," the statement said, according to the website.

"Sayyed Nasrallah told Jumblatt that Syrian President Bachar Assad will receive him in Damascus during the visit he would pay to the Syrian capital at a date to be announced in the few coming days," the statement concluded.
In case you are wondering, Jumblatt's turnaround is the result of Obama abandoning the anti-Hezbullah forces in Lebanon, followed by the Saudis reading the writing on the wall and making a deal with Syria to compromise Lebanon's sovereignty. More on that here.

So Obama has become a great unifier for Lebanon. Hariri and Jumblatt have joined forces with Nasrallah and Assad and Ahmadinejad under Obama's auspices.

What could go wrong?


At 2:56 PM, Blogger Ayatollah Ghilmeini said...

With war almost certain, Jumblatt will get the chance to change sides yet again.

At 4:07 PM, Blogger J. Lichty said...

While Obama has doubled down on abandonment of any hope that the Cedar Revolution would hold, this slipperly slide toward Damascus actually started with the Condi Rice Administration.


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