Monday, February 21, 2005

Lebanon Is on the Brink. Syria Begins Arming its Supporters

DEBKAfile - Lebanon Is on the Brink. Syria Begins Arming its Supporters

Lebanon’s climate has been charged with latent violence since the assassination Monday, February 14, of Lebanese former prime minister Rafiq Hariri, and his funeral two days later. Sparks began flying when the opposition unveiled their “peaceful democratic uprising for independence” Friday, February 18, and, as revealed by DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources, Syrian forces began distributing weapons to groups supporting Damascus and the 1.4 million expatriate laborers in the country.