Amr Moussa will personally sponsor a new round of dialogue between Lebanese parties, al-Hayat reports. The idea sprung to life during a meeting between Moussa and Saad Hariri, who reportedly told the Arab League secretary general that March 14 would attend talks if he himself chaired them. Hariri's idea was in response to a challenge by Moussa: "why agree to talks in a foreign capital and not in Lebanon", to which Hariri responded with the abovementioned idea.
The dialogue got commuted to dialogue between second-tier politicians from both camps following an intervention by Nabih Berri. It was agreed that participants would serve a week, after which the higher class of politicians will decide whether they would face each other and restart the whole process.
The Arab League delegation, meanwhile, continues to learn about the confessions of Fatah al-Islam members directly while the rest of the Lebanese population has to search for the same information in the pages of dailies, some of which aren’t even published in the country.
According to al-Hayat, one of the plots involved downing a plane carrying an Arab delegation to a foreign ministers meeting during the Israeli-Hizbullah war last August. The missile would have been launched from a spot near the airport. One wonders if the Israelis got to the Syrian missile before it killed Arab ministers!
The delegates were invited by the parliament's majority to tour military positions of pro-Assad militias in the Bekaa and south of Beirut to see for themselves how, explained Saad Hariri in one meeting, "Ahmad Jibril on orders from Bashar Assad can shut down the airport at any moment". Hariri was referring to the recently reinforced PFLP-GC military outpost in Naameh, south of Beirut, which everybody in Lebanon has seen, visited and even filmed. The Israelis also bombed it a few times.