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C O N F I D E N T I A L  BEIRUT 002221

“…  Ja’Ja said that bringing in Aoun would still be worth it. Ja’Ja even admitted that it was March 14 who excluded Aoun when he returned to Lebanon, not the other way around. Aoun would be like Hizballah: out of government they were always critical, but once inside “they shut up.”

— Ambassador Feltmen once challenged me after I wrote an article about this very issue – the stupidity of him listening to M14 hardliners and “losing Aoun” – especially regarding the government formation during the summer of 2005 where the failure to bring in Aoun was blamed on Aoun having INSANE DEMANDS!

Seems in private the story was a bit different…


Written by nickbiddlenoe

April 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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