I can't tell you which is right -- I surely don't have any inside knowledge. But then again I don't run a gay male escort service, which is apparently the way to get inside information these days. I just read as much news as I can get my hands on, and I write this lowly and nearly frozen blog, which nobody in his or her right mind would take seriously; therefore I implore you to take everything you read here with a giant block of salt.
Nevertheless, I can sometimes steer you toward interesting reading, and this article surely qualifies for that description.
Syria Is Doomed
The neocons have got a good thing going with the Ukrainian model of taking over countries by using manipulated calls for 'democracy' and 'freedom'. After all, who is going to argue with the establishment of democracy? Liberals have exactly the same intellectual problem with this form of propaganda as they have with radical religious fruitcakes hiding behind the concept of liberal tolerance in order to preach their anti-liberal hatred. The entire 'Orange' ruse is staged as a massive PR campaign, using both local and international mass media to create the illusion that all the people are united in a bottom-up plea for freedom. Of course, it is all an illusion. The removal of Syrian troops will just leave Lebanon open to occupation by Israeli troops, hardly an improvement for most of the population.
The complexity and sophistication of the campaign requires a considerable amount of planning by international PR experts. We are supposed to believe the call for removal of Syrian troops arose spontaneously on the assassination of Hariri, but the nature of the staged protests and synchronized media campaign proves that the planners knew in advance of the trigger event, the death of Hariri.
Are you confused yet? Maybe this is a simpler way to go:
[W]atch for increasingly insane reporting from the disgusting American media on the great danger to the U. S. 'homeland' from Hezbollah, a group predominantly concerned with charitable, educational, and political actions in Lebanon — and Syria's support of Hezbollah replacing Saddam's mythical connections to al Qaeda. The fact that the current Syrian government has waged a bitter war against Islamist fundamentalists, and even offered to help the Americans by sharing their excellent intelligence on terrorist groups — an offer, needless to say, rudely rebuffed by the Americans — won't faze the American propagandists one little bit. Syria is doomed.Personally, I hope Syria is not doomed. I hope nobody is doomed. But then I am only a lowly and nearly frozen blogger, not to be taken seriously. At least not without a healthy block of salt.
Watch closely, my friends, and we shall see.