Assad Weakening in Lebanon?
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  • Y.

    I would not be surprised to find out it was Assad that ordered the STL funding – he’s under sanctions, and Lebanon offers an excellent bypass route.

    Had Lebanon not funded the STL, sanctions on Lebanon may have followed, or the Lebanese government might have fallen. The effect of either of these on Assad would be much worse than the STL at least in the short run, and as Keynes said: “We are all dead in the long run”.

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