Tuesday, November 21, 2006

To be interpreted as "bang bang, love Iran"

A Lebanese cabinet Minister was assassinated today, according to Reuters.

Gunmen on Tuesday assassinated Lebanese Christian cabinet minister Pierre Gemayel, an outspoken critic of Syria, plunging Lebanon deeper into a crisis over ties with its dominant neighbor.
At least three gunmen rammed their car into Gemayel's vehicle near Beirut, then leapt out and riddled it with bullets, firing at Gemayel with silencer-equipped automatic weapons at point-blank range in a Christian neighborhood, witnesses said.

Let's see what those animals in Hezbollah have to say about the attack.

"Syria strongly condemns the killing," the official Syrian news agency SANA said. The Shi'ite group Hezbollah also condemned the "low criminal act" and urged an investigation.

As low as, say, using civilians residences as firebases for their missile strikes against Israel? No, certainly not THAT low, but pretty damned dishonorable nonetheless. I also remind everyone that Hezbollah is a strong supporter of Syria, so draw your own conclusions.

Gemayel, 34, was rushed to hospital where he later died of his wounds. Hundreds of angry and weeping family members and supporters gathered at the hospital.

Wow, do you see that? They gathered and wept and mourned and...nothing else. They didn't flip over cars, throw stones or light flags on fire. In a world where nothing negative can be said about Islam without rioting on a global scale, this is encouraging. A peaceful show of resistance to a regime that is perpetually suckling the tit of Iran. I imagine their hands aren't entirely clean either.



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