Thursday, November 23, 2006

Lebanon explained somewhat better

Rick Moran at Right Wing Nuthouse has a detailed and incisive analysis of what's happening right now in Lebanon. There's not much I can add except the levels of realpolitik and cynicism we're hearing about from Foggy Bottom and Whitehall seem exceptional even for those decaying and corrupt institutions.
Why attempt to stick up for Western civilization when these people are trying to destroy it?
To give one quote:

Both the US and Great Britain have issued strong official statements condemning the assassination and supporting Prime Minister Siniora’s government – except neither one specifically mentioned Syria as the probable perpetrator of the murders. (Bush and Bolton have both fingered Syria and Iran in off-the-cuff remarks but the State Department nixed any mention of Syria in the official communique.)

This is no accident, of course, Nothing can be said that might derail the coming ass kissing session with Assad as we seek his blessing to withdraw from Iraq without the Syrian President causing the country to descend into chaos in the meantime. Given that the thug has just cold bloodedly murdered a man committed to democracy and freedom and was opposed to the kind of Islamic fundamentalism embodied in Nasrallah’s Hizbullah, our State Department and the British Foreign Office may as well have spit on Pierre Gemayel’s grave.

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