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The mouse that roared

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Just had a quick tour of Lebanese blogs to get their impressions of Assad’s speech. Interesting:

http://peacemiddleeast.blogspot.com/2006/08/assads-shame-and-sham.html

http://beirutspring.blogspot.com/2006/08/hot-air-from-bashar.html

http://jeansouc.blogspot.com/2006/08/al-assad-calls-cedar-revolution.html

http://lebop.blogspot.com/2006/08/where-we-stand-right-now.html

Looks like his recent performance was not exactly a blockbuster in Beirut. And while we’re at it, not everyone’s as happy with Sayed Hassan as the media claims.
I’ve once heard it said that in ’73, when Sa’adat felt his popularity dimming, he tried to boost it by illiminating Israel. When that failed, in ’77 he did the peace thing for the same reasons. Is Assad trying to play the same game? Problem is, he’s not really in the same league, is he? He doesn’t even measure up to his dad. I mean, Hafez was a nasty sonofabitch, but at least he had some style..

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Written by yishaym

August 17, 2006 at 1:48 am

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