Wednesday, November 22, 2006

SANA: Syrian National News Agency Inquires About Pierre Gemayel's Assassination 55 mins Before it Occurs!!

Al Seyassah daily learned from authoritative sources in Beirut, that one of the editors of the Syrian National News Agency (SANA) placed a phone call to a pro-Syrian Lebanese newspaper at 3:05 pm on Tuesday. The caller inquired about the details of the assassination of Lebanese Minister for Industry Pierre Gemayel, raising eyebrows at the Lebanese newpaper. The timing of phone call was 55 minutes before the assassination was carried out.

Ten minutes after the call was place, the Syrian editor placed another phone call in order to apologize for a misunderstanding.


  1. Anonymous10:50 AM

    This is complete bullshit as Ahmad AlJarallah always used to write and tell.

  2. Anonymous11:06 AM

    If that were true, why have the Lebanese newspapers not commented on this particular matter?

  3. While this sounds ominous & incriminating, the fact that neither the Syrian editor nor the pro Syrian Lebanese newspaper is named, it's still a bit vague.

    I'll keep watching this for more news. It's a terrible deed.

  4. Your link to the article that cites the information is not opening up in my browser. So, here are two questions for you:

    1. Does the article you have cited mention the name of the newspaper that was contacted by the SANA editor?

    2. Does the article name the person that was contacted at the Lebanese newspaper by the SANA editor?

  5. Finally, it opened up. So, it appears that the article you have cited is only mentioning an exchange that seems very unlikely, since it does not mention the name of the editor at SANA nor the name of the Lebanese newspaper that was contacted.

    Seriously, what is the point in posting this useless information? It only amounts to hearsay and can't be supported nor checked out....

  6. Anonymous3:57 PM

    The Lebanese newspaper is subbosedly al akhbar.

  7. do you have a source to back that up anonymous? If so, i would be very interested in checking it out.

  8. Nassim did you read about the death of Ali Kanaan? the brother of Ghazi Kanaan the former Syiran interior minister who was suicid(ed) last week under a train?
    Apparently he was talking too much before the train hit him.

  9. Debate,

    No actually i did not. Was is it reported only by Al Seyassah?

    Why don't you address the comments on this post...

  10. So you are not following carefully the news of Syria and Lebanon.

  11. Anonymous12:03 AM

    If that were true, why have the Lebanese newspapers not commented on this particular matter?

    May Chidiac?

    Perhaps they feel a kinship with their extremities, digits and phalanges ;->

  12. Debate,

    do not avoid or go around the subject. Answer the questions other readers and i have raised in our previous comments to you.

  13. Anonymous5:33 AM

    I read this in a Lebanese paper earlier today (Lebanese newspaper in English). Google it and I think you can find the same article.

  14. "It's nearly funny to note that most Lebanese bloggers are, as usual, passionately ridiculing the notion of "Syria doesn't gain by this" as even a possible rationale for their non-involvement. These days, it doesn't matter whether something makes sense or not as long as Syria can be blamed; you see, that rationale is that even if it doesn't benefit Syria, the Syrians are so stupid that they capable of doing things that hurt them. "

    I'm just quoting.

    But it's very true. especially in this case.

  15. Yazan, those Lebanese who follow the argument that "Syria doesn't gain by this" belong to one of 2 species:
    -They haven't lived in Lebanon enough to know better
    -or they follow a totalitarian Lebanese party

    Concerning your Alawite regime, I refer you to my previous post entitled the Principles of the Alawite regime in Syria. Namely point #4. This regime always plays the game of the abyss. It escalates by killing and eliminating opponents until it can no longer escalate, it always stops short of falling into the abyss. In plain language, for bashar he can kill anyone in Syria and Lebanon as long as this doesn't destroy his regime. All the negative repercussions are acceptable and manageable as long as they will not cause the fall of the regime that seems now protected until further notice by the will of Israel in the Golan and the will of the USA in Iraq.

    The principles of the Alawite Regime in Syria:

    1. No Principle (when the situation requires)
    2. Create the fire then sell the water
    3. Defeat is victory
    4. Always negotiate on the verge of the abyss
    5. There are no 'burned' cards
    6. The regime never fights, others fight for it
    7. Survival is revival


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