Monday, October 24, 2005

Wierd News #2 "Syria Says, 'Blame Israel'"

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Wink. Wink.

After getting caught in the cross-hairs of a United Nations investigative report on the assassination of former Lebanon Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Syrian Foreign Ministry advisor Riyad Dawoodi replied, "There's no proof."

In the legendary tradition of the OJ Simpson defense team, Dawoodi then attempted to create a "reasonable doubt" by shifting the blame to......who do you think?

AP writer Donna Abu-Nasir writes,

Seeking to put another spin on Hariri's assassination, Dawoodi implied that the Arabs' longtime foe, Israel, could have been behind the killing.

He said (the UN's) report concluded the assassination "could not have happend without a very sophisticated means which belongs to a highly equipped security organ."

"And you just look around you--who is very well-equipped?" he asked, alluding to Israel.

I can just hear Monty Python adding a sly, "Wink. Wink." to this otherwise pathetic moment.

Still, it is refreshing to see Syria publically admitting that its car-bombing capabilities are not "very sophisticated" and that its security organ is not "highly equipped."