Across the Bay

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Hariri Criticizes Syria

Hostile Syrian behavior continues as Syria refuses to release the remaining seven fishermen. Syria had released two of the initial nine, only the two it released were Syrian nationals.

Zghorta MP and Hariri ally Nayla Moawwad issued a statement criticizing the Syrians, and Hariri himself criticized the Syrians, saying that the border measures were aimed at "imposing a blockade on Lebanon."

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallim told LBCI that "Syrians feel bitter and let down after what happened in Lebanon," indirectly revealing some of the real sentiments behind the blockade.

My heart bleeds for Muallim... These people never cease to amaze me. Like I said before, the Syrian regime has a gift for picking the shittiest, bitchiest people for public office. It's truly remarkable. And it's not just in Syria. They did it in Lebanon too. I mean, who else would've unearthed that cockroach Naser Qandil? Needless to say, this applies to the "new guard" as well. Remember Bouthaina Shaaban? Muallim himself isn't lacking anything either. He's the one Also, Naji Otari called the Lebanese abductees languishing in Syrian prisons, "terrorists."

In the words of Paul Vitti: "God bless you, you've got a fuckin' gift! Yes you do!"