Syria in the crosshairs

Stern Magazine of Germany is reportedly breaking the news that UN investigators are about to name the brother—in—law of Syrian President Bashar al—Assad as a suspect in the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al—Hariri. Moreover, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice held on short notice a meeting with Kofi Annan to discuss Syria.

Syria is next obvious target to convert from a corrupt dictatorship into something resembling a functioning democracy. Getting the UN Security Council on board would be a crucial step, diplomatically.

Ed Lasky   10 18 05

Stern Magazine of Germany is reportedly breaking the news that UN investigators are about to name the brother—in—law of Syrian President Bashar al—Assad as a suspect in the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al—Hariri. Moreover, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice held on short notice a meeting with Kofi Annan to discuss Syria.

Syria is next obvious target to convert from a corrupt dictatorship into something resembling a functioning democracy. Getting the UN Security Council on board would be a crucial step, diplomatically.

Ed Lasky   10 18 05