This former Lebanese minister is a follower of Fu'ad Sanyurah, who is a follower of Hariri family, which is a follower of the entourage of the House of Saud. Mr. Shatah has a new blog. Reading it a bit made me eager to rush and read the nearest copy of the phone book. But I am not amused. I interviewed people who were involved with the Lebanese diplomatic negotiations during the July Israeli war on Lebanon and I was told by several involved including by the Lebanese speaker of parliament, Nabih Birri, that Shatah played the worst role of all the participants and that he was merely serving Israeli interests.