February 24, 2005

DOES BABY ASSAD HAVE ANY SUPPORT LEFT? (via John Thacker):

Lebanese business leaders plan strike to demand government resign (AFP, 2/23/05)

Leaders of Lebanon's banking, industrial and commercial sectors said they would shut down next Monday to demand the country's pro-Syrian government resign and that a "neutral" one replace it.

The strike would coincide with an expected vote of confidence in parliament, two weeks after the murder of former premier Rafiq Hariri in a bomb blast for which the opposition has pinned blame on the government and its Syrian backers.

"The economic authorities call for the formation of a new and neutral government which has the people's support, and the trust of the international community and Arab countries," the private sector said in a statement carried by the official news agency ANI.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 24, 2005 9:12 AM
Comments

Can we hope that spec ops is going around providing money and support?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at February 24, 2005 12:37 PM
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