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Saturday, March 05, 2005

Inside the Minds of Lahoud

A very frightening interview with Fadi K. Agha, Foreign Policy Advisor to President Lahoud, published by Counterpunch, an American political newspaper. My take on it is that the "loyalists" are digging their heels and not budging that much. With the resignation of Prime Minister Karame, Lahoud has so far deflected much of the heat directly, because some Lebanese probably still hoped that he might see the writing on the wall, and start acting in the interest of Lebanon, and not Syria. But these remarks make me wonder now that they really believe in their crap. In this long interview, Agha says:
"Today, this minority has seen its ranks swell by the joining of a few opportunists who were until YESTERDAY the beneficiaries of Syrian "largesse." They have seen the wagons are circling, and are hoping to live for another day. These are the same warlords, sectarian barons and opportunists who lead us once before to ruin."
"Needless to say, that the Lebanese are also NOT entirely united on the mechanisms and schedules of a Syrian military withdrawal, as MANY in the so called "opposition" have selectively read the Taef Accords, when in reality it calls for withdrawals to coincide with reforms and the ABOLITION of political sectarianism."

By the way, has anyone seen the actual text of the Taef Accords? I, for one would like to read it and make my own interpretation on what it says.


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