Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Lebanon Is Back

Damien Penny knows: What happens when you speak out in the Middle East?

A huge car bombing has killed at least 9 people, including former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri - who has publicly spoken out against the Syrian occupation of his country. (You know, the occupation that doesn't count 'cuz the Israelis aren't doing it.)
Robert Fisk can't believe it. Others can:
Syria's Ba'athist government destroyed the city of Hama, killing 20,000 of its own people, in 1982. So, yes, I do believe the Syrians could do something as crude and vicious as this.
Read the whole thing.