Monday, July 14, 2008

"...Washington watched with frustration how its policy of sanctions against Syria was taking a nosedive..."

Bar'el & Ravid in Haaretz, here
"...A few hundred meters away, a new star was born: Assad. He was the man with all the answers to regional conflicts. He solved the Lebanese conflict at the last minute; Hamas and Islamic Jihad are his guests and therefore are subservient to the well-known rules of hospitality. In the peace process with Israel he is considered the good guy...."

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