Lebanon On a Short Fuse
Lebanese from all walks of life, Sunni and Shiite, Druse and Christian, are outraged at the murder of Rafiq Hariri and feel new urgency to end the continuing Syrian occupation. The question now is who will take what sides, and what will ultimately catalyze as this happens soon after a successful Iraqi election and rising international pressure on the repressive governments of Syria and Iran both. Debka points out
that the Palestinians may find their situation even more complicated as things heat up in Lebanon.