U.S. Warns Of Plot Against Lebanon

AP via CBS11, Dallas, TX:

White House: Syria And Iran Are Planning To Topple Legally Elected Government

The White House charged Wednesday that "mounting evidence" shows Syria and Iran are joining with the militant group Hezbollah in plans to topple the Lebanese government.

In an unusually strong statement, White House press secretary Tony Snow said any attempt to manufacture demonstrations or use violence or physical threats against Lebanese leaders would be a clear violation of Lebanon's sovereignty and of three U.N. Security Council resolutions.

[..]Snow said Washington was "increasingly concerned by mounting evidence" that Syria, Iran and Hezbollah "are preparing plans to topple Lebanon's democratically elected government."

The statement provided no specific details about the stated evidence. Read on...

Let's see. Vague evidence that we don't get to see? Threats against a legally elected government? In a sovereign nation? It's deja vu all over again.

(h/t Nancy)


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