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Thursday, February 09, 2006 

Samir Jaja: Syria WASN'T to blame for Beirut embassy burnings

Lebanon's most virulent anti-Syrian politician, and Hariri-ally, Samir Jaja says Syria wasn't to blame for the riots on Sunday in Beirut which burnt the Danish embassy.

The head of the Lebanese Forces says the claims of his coalition allies (he didn't mention Walid Jumblatt by name) that the rioters were backed by Syria were incorrect: "Because everybody wanted to reveal the truth behind Sunday's riots rapidly, the information provided by some politicians was not 100 percent accurate," he said.

Earlier in the week, Lebanon's acting Interior Minister Ahmad Fatfat said that the accusations of Syrian involvement in the riots was baseless.

However, the accusations that the buildings were set fire by foriegners not Lebanese continue unabated. Former MP Fares Soueid now says that Jordanians were to blame.

For lebanese, everybody is to blame except themselves.

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