Lebanon and Syria




 
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February 16th, 2005  
WorldWatcher
 
 

Topic: Lebanon and Syria


With the recent assassination of their leader Hariri,Lebonan has plunged into a state of mourning. Some groups blame Syria for the assassination.Syria has had troops in Lebanon since Lebanon ended their civil war.Also many other countries and the U.S. have pinned tension on Syria recently.Syria has come under fire about its failed protection of Hariri during the time frame before and during the blast. Do you think Lebanon can continue with Hariri's vision of a peaceful Lebanon and do you think Syria will be cooperative with investigations?
February 16th, 2005  
Peter Pan
 
The assassination of Harrari is not just Syria who is in the needle of suspicion.

As per the news (BBC) Saudis, Israel, the Lebanese themselves are also suspected.

Harriri just recently visited Saudi Arabia before the assassination. One wonder why?
February 16th, 2005  
WorldWatcher
 
 
Yea that is suspicious too,however I think more pressure is being built on Syria since they have military forces there that were supposed to protect Lebanon,which failed. So even if they didn't do it, the U.S. and other countries are saying they should withdraw their forces.Just something I read on CNN and Janes.
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February 17th, 2005  
rocco
 
syria is a brutal dictatorship, well known for invading its nieghbours and believing it has right to more land than allocated to itself... they are the ones who helped distabalize lebanon and massacre its majority (now minority) christian population. they are also the ones who along with iran aid terror groups and give them protection.
syria is entirely at fault... i dont even know why israel is a suspect... i guess its just the ****** liberals who cant put blame on arabs without "equally" placing the blame on israel...
February 17th, 2005  
Dark Ventrue
 
Car bombs are nasty things when they go off. I don't know if we can blame the syrians for not protecting him. After all bombs go off everywhere in the middle east with or without foreign troops present.

I am more worried about the Iran - Syrian alliance now. Sounds like a defensive one though but why so soon after the killing?
February 17th, 2005  
WorldWatcher
 
 
I guess we will have to see how all this unfolds.Syria is buying missles from Russia according to Janes. I hope Lebanon can continue with their nation and an investigation can be fulfilled.
February 17th, 2005  
rocco
 
f*&% lebanon, they killed their own democracy literally
February 17th, 2005  
WorldWatcher
 
 
It would be better to help restore peace in the Lebanon-Syria region.Syria seems to be cooperating with the U.S. right now, hopefully it will be resolved. Anyone have input on the situation?
February 18th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
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Originally Posted by WorldWatcher
I guess we will have to see how all this unfolds.Syria is buying missles from Russia according to Janes. I hope Lebanon can continue with their nation and an investigation can be fulfilled. :?
Russia decided to possibly not sell the rockets because of Syria's stance with terrorists. I got this from GlobalSecurity.com
February 18th, 2005  
Dark Ventrue
 
I don't really blame Syria and Iran to sign a pact like the one they have. There is a lot of trouble in the area at the moment.
Iraq is far from secure and western troops presence in the area don't ease things up.

Iran has been appointed one of the axis of evil members by Bush so they have a reason the be worried.