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  •  What? (2+ / 0-)
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    mickT, chipmo

    The Future Movement/March 14, of which Hariri is the head, have Salafis in their grouping as well as al-Qaeda types. I think you need to go brush up on your knowledge of the region.

    •  They why did al Qaeda kill him? (0+ / 0-)

      In point of fact, it is very likely that those "al Qaeda types" killed Hariri themselves.

      You can keep posturing as if your partisan preferences are actually an indication that you have a great deal of knowledge, but putting a front like you do isn't actually goingto fool anyone with any sort of understanding about the region.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 08:37:55 AM PDT

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      •  I'm talking about Saad Hariri who is the head (1+ / 0-)
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        Claudius Bombarnac

        of March 14, a grouping that did not come about until after his father Rafiq was assassinated. Saad Hariri himself still believes that the Syrians were behind the killing of his father yet he still went to Syria when the Saudi-Syrian rapprochement occurred a few years back. And if you think someone can't be in coalition with people one was against before, then you don't know anything about Lebanese politics. Walid Jumblatt also believed his father Kamal was killed by Syria yet still paid obeisance to them at the appropriate moments. General Michel Aoun fought the Syrians 20 years ago yet is now part of a coalition in Lebanon with Hezbollah that is called pro-Syrian. Rafiq Hariri was also allied with Syria.

        As for your past paragraph, look in the mirror.

    •  You know, you could have made a plausible argument (0+ / 0-)

      You could have put together a perfectly respectable description of the Sunni vs. Shia implications of this war, and the interests of the regional players.

      But your need to shoehorn in dramatic language about Skeery Al Qaeda Mooslems, and then claim that Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United States - three countries currently at war with or under attack by al Qaeda - were supporting al Qaeda is just a bridge too far.  And then, to characterize this support for an (allegedly) al Qaeda-led movement as being done for the benefit of Israel, that's just a whole row of bridges too far.

      But, ooh boy, when you're trying to propagandize against a Muslim movement to an American audience, being able to invoke al Qaeda is just too good to pass up.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 08:55:31 AM PDT

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