CNN's Amanapour interviews Syrian President Abbas
From the things that make you go hmmmmmm department:
Kristie and I saw a piece of this interview this morning on CNN while eating breakfast. I can't be sure, but it would seem he might be one of those rulers who uses an iron fist with a velvet glove on it. You can see the interview online and judge for yourself.
Perhaps it is just a coincidence, but a very short while (I think less than an hour) after Amanapour finished grilling Abbas on whether or not Syria had any involvement with the assasination in Lebannon, and what they would do about it if it was proved true, his Interior Minister committed suicide. Then again, the minister had given an interview a few hours earlier where he commented over the radio that this might be his last interview.