2004, the year of US Envoys, the year of a trade deal with the EU, the year of Israel’s continuing satisfaction with a Syrian presence in Lebanon (it keeps Hezbollah quiet), the year of a US Ambassador in Damascus, the year of the hawks looking in Iran’s direction.
What a difference a day makes. The Valentine’s Day rose that was sent to Lebanon and Syria had a sharp thorn. And we still trying to guess who sent it.
The man who rebuilt Lebanon might just destroy Syria.
The man who’s life brought stability and peace to Lebanon, and who’s death brings uncertainty and maybe war to Syria.
I’m counting down the days till the regime change. In Washington.