AT MICHAELTOTTEN.COM, THOUGHTS ON ASSAD IN LEBANON:
The Assad regime is in a hurry. Nasrallah hasnâ€™t been able to deliver quickly enough. The Grand Serail is a fortress, and the Lebanese street is slowly turning against the protestors, who donâ€™t even have safe passage back to their homes now. The orders from the Dark Lordâ€™s council are to pack more people in downtown Beirut, and as soon as possible. The plan to occupy or lay siege to the Rafik Hariri International airport seems to be in full swing, although the Lebanese army will reportedly not allow it.
Whatâ€™s the hurry for?
This sunday, the 15-day time limit for Lahoud to sign the Hariri tribunal plan expires. As of Monday, the cabinet can constitutionally send it to parliament for endorsement. . . . Pretty soon, there will be no one left to remind Nasrallahâ€™s worshippers of all these crimes. Not when Assad is allowed to complete the plan to assassinate anyone who speaks, let alone protests, against Hizbullahâ€™s second favorite regime.
Given that assassination seems to be chic nowadays, why aren’ t the good guys doing some of it?