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September 18, 2005

Report: Lebanon's Hariri Recorded Threats By Syria's Assad

Supposedly by a recording device inside a "spy pen" provided to him by French intelligence.

(Can't you buy those at any high-end gadget shop?)

At any rate:

"It is useful for you to know that Lahoud's term will be extended no matter what. I shall not allow you to replace him with anyone else," the recording pen quoted Assad as telling Hariri. "You have to bear in mind that I am capable of destroying Lebanon, you included."

"If I am forced to leave Lebanon, I will leave it a pile of rubble. Your ally Walid Jumblatt must realize the fate awaiting him. The death of his father is the best lesson for him," Assad was reportedly recorded as telling Hariri.

I'm going to call bullshit on this story, provisionally, based upon the sourcing (Al Bawaba) and the too-good-to-be-true claims (as Woody Allen said in Annie Hall, "Don't you wish life really worked like this?")

Still, something to watch.

If it is true... I do wonder what the world reaction will be regarding Assad's assassination of a foreign leader.

Gee, I wonder if the BBC and socialist left will squeal as loudly as they did about George Bush deposing Saddam Hussein.

Of course, there are bad implications for America. I think America would almost be forced to take potent military action against Syria (of the airstrike nature), but I don't think Bush wants to, and I think the world hysteria would be enormous.

Funny. Assad can take out who he likes but we can't take out an assassin.


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