Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Opening of the Golan!

Slowly but surely, the conflict in Lebanon is beginning to spread as all sides fall victims to their rhetoric, their pride, their ambitions and their schemes. The latest chapter in this is not the meaningless operation that took place in the occupied Golan Heights a few days ago itself, but the fact that the party that took credit for it, the previously unknown Free Homeland Party, claims to be an independent Syrian organization acting against the government will.

Regardless of the veracity of this claim, the statement that the group released employs an old-style Baathist lingo, especially in its reference to Blessed Raiders (maghawiruna al-mayameen), the nationalist equivalent to Holy Warriors. As such, the group might be linked, directly or indirectly, to the recently formed Popular Front for the Liberation of the Golan, made up of former MPs and Baath Party members. As such, there is ample reason to believe that the FHP is indeed an Assadist creation, and that is a tool to apply more pressures on Israel and to demonstrate the Assads’ ability to create more problems for the “Zionist Entity.” If this is the case, then the situation is still under control, for the time being.

If this is a truly independent organization, however, then the possibility of escalation and of losing control over the situation is even more eminent and serious. Be that as it may, many Syrians seem on the verge of getting what they have been recently clamoring for – a confrontation with Israel, with all the trimmings.

But please, let’s not forget here, this is all definitely Israel’s and America’s fault. We had nothing to do with it. We are, after all, the perennial victims of a history gone mad.

On a related note, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos spoke on Thursday to Moron and came out with the impression that some kind of an agreement on Hezbollah. He even shared this impression with the rest of the unbelieving world in the press conference following his visit. But, and in a typical Syrian fashion, and mere hours after the FM’s departure, Syrian officials made a statement categorical denying this matter. So, is there anyone else who cares to talk to the Moron?