Across the Bay

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cold Water on US Amb. to Syria Speculation

Laura Rozen writes:

Just fyi, since lots of speculation around. Have been very reliably told by two senior administration officials that U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Adam Ereli is not going to be nominated to be the Damascus envoy. If you want to see him, you will have to go to Bahrain.

And separately was told by a third source that the speculation on Syria envoy is all a bit premature, and that nothing has been forwarded to the White House yet.

This shoots down the nonsense story by the oh-so-intrepid Joe Macaron in As-Safir, which he based on his "very trusted sources"! Mmm, yes indeed.

I recently wrote in the same vein about this issue when two other names were floated. Check out my NOW Lebanon piece from last week on the subject and on the rumors around Imad Mustapha (which I first blogged here).