March 29, 2008

EVEN THE ARABS WON'T MISS HIM:

The Separation Summit (Mshari Al-Zaydi, 3/29/08, Asharq Alawasat)

There is no room for sweet talk – in light of the incumbent Syrian regime's attitude and its wagers. Syria is sailing against the current and in a different direction than the most prominent ships in the Arab fleet; namely, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Moreover, the rhetoric in Damascus is vastly different from that of the aforementioned states.

For this reason, the impending Damascus summit will be the summit of tragic truth. Instead of being an event to unite all Arabs, it will be one in which they will become divided. And once again, we will sweep everything under the carpet as is customary – despite the fact that the putrid smell can longer be ignored.

Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime has placed its bets on the Mullahs of Iran and its Revolutionary Guard regime and no longer speaks the same language as the Arabs or regards his interests and security matters the way in which Arabs do.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 29, 2008 2:16 PM
Comments

When you become ruler of a land because your daddy died, you aren't a president. The proper word is 'king'.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 29, 2008 7:50 PM

Instead of being an event to unite all Arabs, it will be one in which they will become divided.

Become? Now that's hilarious!....

On the other hand, Bashar bashing may be just the thing to unite them. (Other than Israel....)

Posted by: Barry Meislin at March 30, 2008 2:44 AM
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