The Fit Hitting the Shan for Syria in Lebanon

First this news that the Pro-Syrian government in Lebanon collapsing--again. And now this from DEBKA via Charles Johnson:

DEBKAfile exclusive military sources report complete collapse of pro-Syrian political and intelligence structure in Lebanon and abrupt withdrawal of all Syrian commands including key figure military intelligence chief General Ghazaleh.

Lebanese secret service chief Gen. Raymond Azar has fled to Paris. Internal Security Forces head Gen. Ali al-Hajj about to quit.

Posted by: Rusty at 02:39 PM


1 This is DEBKA. Take it with a giant rock of salt. They're often right, except when they're not.

Posted by: BigFire at March 30, 2005 04:47 PM

2 My question is. Are we once again going to stand by and watch islamofacists move in and subdue Lebanon? Or now that we have a President with balls does the Islamic bullies get the message?
I think they get the message. Lebanon will be free to return to what they once were. The financial center of the middle east.
George Bush. The savior of the middle east and perhaps a lot more. Maybe our own asses.

Posted by: greyrooster at March 30, 2005 09:11 PM

3 What? Lebanon can't function without Syria in their now? Well, it figures - take them all out and the govt will collapse. Now they'll probably be a small civil war to see who actually will run the country. Those Lebanose that left are cowards, unless I'm missing the point.


Posted by: firstbrokenangel at March 31, 2005 09:23 AM

4 Greyrooster,

George W. encouraged armed opponents to attack U.S. troops under his command on national television. That, my friend is the ultimate cowardice.

Posted by: Collin Baber at March 31, 2005 06:35 PM

5 Collin,

the expression "bring it on" was merely a way to show defiance. He wasn't "encouraging" people to attack our troops, and there was nothing "cowardly" about it.

Posted by: Carlos at March 31, 2005 06:48 PM

6 Bush is good at showing defiance - that is for sure. He is the most protected politician in the world, sending U.S. troops into harm's way and then egging on the armed opposition to attack them. That is the most cowardly act I can imagine.

"I am shaking my head in disbelief ... When I served in the Army in Europe during World War II, I never heard any military commander — let alone the commander in chief — invite enemies to attack U.S. troops." - Senator Lautenberg

"And to George W. Bush, we say, You have asked us to ‘Bring it on’, and so have we. Like never expected. Have you another challenge?" - Iraqi psyop video

Posted by: Collin Baber at March 31, 2005 08:39 PM

7 Collin,

and when Bush stood in front of the sign "Mission Accomplished" that was the end of the world too.

His statement didn't precipitate attacks on our troops because they were coming anyway.

And a president having bodyguards doesn't make him a coward.

I'm trying to treat you with respect, but so far you insist on abusing that respect by subjecting me to an endless series of bumperstickers and platitutes.

Posted by: Carlos at April 01, 2005 01:17 AM

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