On the sinking Syrian regime ship. People did not notice the speech by Muhammad Ra`d (the head of Hizbullah parliamentary bloc who has a unique way of expressing his political views--he was a teacher of Arabic). Ra`d spoke about Syria in a tone that can be contrasted with the rest of Hizbullah's rhetoric about Syria. He spoke about the right of the Syrian people to determine their future, and spoke about the freedom of the Syrian people to chose. The party must have realized how much fodder he has provided to his enemies in Saudi/Hariri media by his unconditional and unlimited support for the lousy regime.