"11/01/2011 The head of the Change and Reform parliamentary bloc MP Michel Aoun announced on Tuesday the death of the Saudi-Syrian initiative, declaring that it yielded no results. “Another Lebanese initiative has started,” he told reporters following his bloc’s weekly meeting in Rabiyeh, northeast of Beirut.
Aoun said that failure eventually was Lebanese made. “It’s neither a Saudi nor a Syrian failure, not even an American one. We hold full responsibility of our own failure,” he stressed.
“The Opposition has always been positive regarding any inter-Lebanese solution and we gave the Arab initiative enough time,” Aoun said as he thanked the Saudi king and the Syrian president for their efforts, regardless of the outcome.
PM Saad Hariri was in New York to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and visit recovering Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz. There have been media reports in Lebanon quoting “close sources to Hariri” as saying that the Saudi-Syrian efforts to settle the crisis of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon has reached a deadlock. Hariri himself told the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat recently that the settlement has been finalized. It is still not clear what Clinton told Hariri in Washington, but the Lebanese opposition will seek answers. Aoun has called for a Cabinet meeting to take the proper steps following the settlement failure.
According to Al-Jazeera satellite Channel, “reliable sources have said that Clinton openly informed Hariri and King Abdullah that the United States will not accept any solution in Lebanon before the STL indictment is released.”....."
USrael is determined to attack Hizbullah, before attacking Iran; this is becoming clear. The drums of war are becoming much louder.