Debka reports on the Lebanese assassination fallout:
If hostilities erupt and the government looks liking falling, these troops, some 13,000, will be called out. The Hizballah and Palestinians will back them alongside pro-government Lebanese troops to shield the Syrian presence in Lebanon against the fury of opposition Christian and Druse militias backed by pro-Hariri Sunni loyalists from the south.
It’s hard to know if this is a reaction to the US attempt to destabilize the Syrian government – which would appear to be an indication that the “Bush as lying Crusader” theory is not only in effect, but working – or whether it has more to do with the Israel-Palestine-Syria-Lebanon situation.
Most likely, it’s some intricate and unpredictable combination therein, and we can expect the Law of Unintended Consequences to begin showing itself soon.