May 30, 2007

What Assad Fears Most Has Come to Pass

by Michael J. Totten

Syria's tyrant Bashar Assad has dreaded nothing so much over the past couple of years as a Chapter 7 United Nations Security Council Resolution establishing a tribunal to put on trial the assassins of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Chapter 7 means the international community will impose enforcement mechanisms on the guilty. Assad worries it will be the first step toward internationally-sanctioned regime-change in Damascus.

Today the Security Council passed a Chapter 7 resolution with no votes against. Fireworks lit up the skies over Beirut as a small bomb was tossed into a church near the Hezbollah dahiyeh.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at May 30, 2007 2:29 PM
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