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17 كانون الأول، 2007

مقابلة مع د. جلبرت اشقر حول التطورات السياسية في المنطقة

إذا فيه مواطن بتطوع بترجمة المقابلة اكون له والأخوة القراء من الشاكرين - المقابلة تمت بتاريخ 2 كانون الأول، وانا الصحيح مضعوط في الوقت هالفترة:

"It is no secret in Beirut that Suleiman’s designation is a result of what Hariri’s ally and (presently) anti-Syrian leader Walid Jumblatt himself has called an ‘American-Syrian bazaar’. He was referring to the deal that Washington did cut with Damascus to get Syria to join the Middle East conference recently at Annapolis. The truth is indeed that Suleiman is above all the object of a compromise between the US and Syria – in the well-known tradition of Lebanese politics whereby the real makers of presidents are foreign powers. There is some parallel between Suleiman and General Fouad Chehab, who was elected president in 1958 after having kept the army neutral in the civil strife that occurred in that year, which led to the landing of US Marines in Lebanon. Chehab was a candidate of compromise between Washington and Cairo. He ruled the country making an intrusive use of military intelligence, but also in what was certainly Lebanon’s most ‘enlightened’ reformist presidency to this day ."o