Why does every story in As Siyasseh newspaper only quote ‘close and very personal sources’. Why do they never name names. Could it be because most are unsubstantiated pieces of gossip – or worse, stories dreamt up in the newsroom?
Today they quote extensively from private conversations between Bashar and cabinet members. He says he is willing to sacrifice Rustom Ghazali, Jameh Jameh, Mohammad Khalouf or Bahjat Suleyman.
And apparently UN investigator Serge Brammertz (the new Mehlis) has tape recordings of the conversation between Bashar and Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, where he threatens to kill Rafiq Al-Hariri.
Oh yes, of course there’s more. Stayed tuned.