Jubran Tueni was killed today by a previously unknown group – ‘Strugglers for the Unity and Freedom of the Levant’. Their statement said that he was killed because he was one of the ‘enemies of Arabism in Lebanon’.
That is sure to point the finger at Syria. But why – if you are Syria – leave such a huge fingerprint? You might as well say ‘he was killed because he was an enemy of Bashar’.
Bashar’s recent speech was laden with references to ‘Arabism’, and it seems today’s claim of responsibility is a direct and very obvious attempt to lay the finger of blame at Syria’s door.