Across the Bay

Friday, July 15, 2005

Syrian Spite

Nick Blanford explains the border crisis between Lebanon and Syria:

Syria is making a "political statement that it is a strong adversary, if not an 'enemy' of the 'new Lebanon' that came out of the ballot boxes after the era of Syrian tutelage," wrote Nassir Asaad, a columnist for Lebanon's Al Mustaqbal newspaper.

I've been meaning to write about this, but the London attacks as well as piles of work have prevented me from doing so.

An-Nahar's Ali Hamade also wrote a couple of sharp articles about it that are worth taking a look at.

I'll be back to my Lebanon analysis soon.