[FLC] "... This week’s assassination of Lebanese Security chief Wissam al-Hassan, a Sunni, is thought by US experts to be the work of Syrian operatives allied with Hezbollah [which has thrown in its lot with the Assad regime]. US officials believe this will not be the last of the killings in Lebanon ordered by the Syrians and fear that one too many may prove to be, in the words of a well-placed official, ‘a tipping point” for Lebanon, leading to civil conflict there. [However, a Wall St. Journal story that the Administration is actively seeking the replacement of the current Lebanese Cabinet is dismissed by US officials. “Just because we can’t stand two-thirds of them doesn’t mean we are going to try and reshuffle the deck,” said one State Department official disdainfully]..."
Thursday, October 25, 2012
US Official 'disdainfully': "Just because we can’t stand two-thirds of them doesn’t mean we are going to try and reshuffle the deck!"
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 12:56 PM