(Jumblatt met the Emir of Qatar last week)
(Photo: a Syria Druze meeting)
Walid Jumblatt, the Lebanese Druze leader/warlord, has called on Syria's Druze soldiers to refuse orders and effectively desert the Syrian army. Jumblatt criticized Adnan Mansour, the Lebanese Foreign Minister, for defending the Syrian regime in Arab League meetings, rather than protecting the country's interests by disassociating Beirut.
He added that “the Arab League has attempted to resolve the Syrian situation, but [it’s proposals] have been rejected by [the Syrian regime].” The PSP leader added that “not less than 20, 000 Arab observers” should have been sent to Syria in light of the country’s total surface.
Some expect Jumblatt to destroy the current Lebanese government in the next month or so, paving the way for a Syrian Opposition friendly administration. Such a step might have undesirable consequences to Lebanon's peace and security, while geopolitical rent to all Lebanese politicians will reach another all time high.