Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A piece of peace

The Arab mediators in Qatar have evidently been successful in making the Lebanese factions agree to a settlement. Sounds to me like Hezbollah got what they wanted, and the move against them earlier this month not only backfired militarily, it utterly failed politically.

I guess the Saudis really are going off the reservation if they'll support this. A lot of money went down the drain, but we don't need to sit shiva for their doubloons, they've got enough to spare.

We now await the US/Israeli response to their defeat. Based on prior happenings, it could get ugly. The Saudis seem to have closed the door on trying to dominate Lebanon, and the US is left without any leverage. Time to return to the car bomb?


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