So the truth regarding the assassination of Rafiq Al-Harriri is finally out. The Melhis report boldly points a finger at top Syrian intelligence officials. Surprise, surprise!
I wonder how believers in conspiracy theories in the Arab world (and there are loads of them) will spin this one? How will they find a way to pin the blame on the favorite Middle East culprits, the US or Israel? It will be interesting to watch. Never underestimate the creativity of analysts in the Middle East.
The admirable Lebanese people never fell for his trap, immediately pin-pointing the culprits. Who can forget the demonstrator’s famous chant "Bashar itla3 Barra" or "Bashar get out of here!"
One thing I have been thinking about for the past week or so: How do Syrians feel about the findings of the Melhis report?
UPDATE: Here is a quick wrap up of comments from Syrian bloggers:
the only thing that troubles me is that most people who think the UN is a load of crap and did not listen to them in regards to invading Iraq are the very same people who are holding this Hariri report as gospel. Pick one people, either the UN sucks or does not suck!
I believe it is an organization that is truly needed and should be taken more seriously.