To: "James Zogby" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 00:06:59 -1000
Subject: Re: Syria
Dr. Zogby, prospects for any sanity with respect to the US' campaign to humiliate Syria and perform, at minimum, an "Iraq-lite" on that beleaguered nation are more remote each day. I refer, of course, to the 15-0 UNSC drubbing of yesterday at which even Algeria was unwilling to stand on principle.
Might you have been able to look into the below Der Spiegel report regarding Prosecutor Mehlis?
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The skepticism is also nurtured by the fact that the contact to Mehlis was initiated through the Syrian dissident Rifaat al-Assad,, an uncle of President Bashir al-Assad, who opposes the regime in Damascus. Sadik is supposed to have made his apartment in the Beirut suburb Chalda available for several preparatory meetings in which Syrian intelligence officers participated. Sadik himself claims to have collected information for Syrian Intelligence in Lebanon's Palestinian refugee camps.
The Syrian administration had already made a dossier with incriminating evidence about Sadik available to Western governments weeks ago, which was to show that Mehlis had been had by a notorious Syrian swindler.