November 21, 2006

No Bomb This Time

And it doesn’t surprise us anymore. We expected an assassination, just didn’t know who. Now we do. “Prominent anti-Syrian Christian politician Pierre Gemayel was assassinated in a suburb of Beirut on Tuesday, his Phalange Party radio station and Lebanon's official news agency reported.” A cabinet minister, and so now we are one short. And in a change of tactics they used a gun instead of the usual car bomb. “Witnesses said Gemayel was shot in his car in Jdeideh, a Christian neighborhood, his constituency on the northern edge of Beirut.”
And so here we go again.

We're going to have to keep our heads low the coming days. And I've got to walk this 10K thing during the Beirut Marathon!

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