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Free lebanon, Inshallah!

Reader comment on item: Lebanon's Liberation Approaches

Submitted by Al Ramey (United States), Feb 22, 2005 at 23:34

Great display of chronolgy of events.

The missing part in this optimistic scenario is what if the Syrians leave, who then truly
controls Hizballah,will they disarm? The true masters are a little farther east in Mullahville
and by releasing Syria from active duty they could lose a good pressure point in their so called struggle
against the West. Furthermore, I hear over 1 million Syrian nationals perform odd jobs in Lebanon and send back
1 billion dollars/annually. Can Bashir Assad lose his black market oil revenue, the drug trade in the bekka, the foreign remittances
and the easy access to good banking, and other strategic services provided by his servant Sheikh Nasrallah?

A.R
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