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I am: progressive, not a wild-eyed Progressive; liberal, but shun liberals and Liberals; conservative, but some Conservatives worry me; absolutely NOT a libertarian. I am: an idealist, but no utopian; a pragmatist, but no Machiavellian. I am a realist who dreams.


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Friday, October 28, 2005

Will Syria retake Lebanon?:
   Syria increases the flow of arms into Lebanon

Syria has withdrawn its forces from Lebanon, but the proxies of Syria and Iran still remain. Fatah Uprising, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Hezbollah, all are being rearmed and resupplied through the Syrian border. They have a great deal at stake, and a great deal to lose, in a truly independent Lebanon. Without the oppressive support of the Syrian army and intelligence, there is a growing threat that they will be engaged by a unified Lebanon and will lose their staging ground against Israel.

Syria may not attack directly, but that is what proxies are for.

Will Syria call in their markers?


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