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Fish Wrap: X-Mas Edition

First of all let me wish everyone out there in Blog Land a very Merry Christmas. Yours truly has finished all his shopping and wanted to leave a little stocking stuffer for his readers.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!

The big story of the day is another roll up of a mossad asset in the Levant. It appears an Egyptian businessman was operating in concert with several operatives within the Syrian and Lebanese security services in order to spy on both governments, along with other activities within Egypt itself. Read about it herehere, and here.

Ongoing debate rages over the true intentions of Bush Era policies vis-a-vis Syria, Lebanon and the greater Middle East. Michael Young, of the Lebanese Daily Star, weighs in here. Nick Noe has this to say on Mideastwire. I feel an editorial coming from yours truly.

Lastly I wanted to point you to some good stuff to come out of the WikiLeaks mess. You can find it here on the Syria Comment site. Iranian ties, Indian chemicals, and bears…OH MY!

Thats it from me. Enjoy the holiday everyone!



Walter Raubeson

Walter spent the last two years living and working in Damascus, reporting on the Syrian social, political, and cultural scene. Recently returned to the US, Walter continues to monitor Middle Eastern events with verve, and also gusto.

Having graduated from New York University's Masters Program in Political Science- International Relations-in September 2008, Walter's MA thesis analyzed the Lebanese political system; focusing on the impact of foreign intervention within Lebanon, particularly the roles of Iran, Israel, Syria, and the US.