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Bombing Strikes Central Beirut; Former Ambassador to U.S. Killed


World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, violence, society, Syria, Lebanon, news, conflict )

Cal
- 236 days ago - latimes.com
A huge car bomb rocked central Beirut on Friday, killing at least five people, including a Sunni politician who was a former ambassador to the United States and a prominent critic of Hezbollah.



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Ruth Ann W. (207)
Friday December 27, 2013, 6:42 am
It is a terminal disease over in the Middle East to not be a radical. May he RIP
 

pam w. (191)
Friday December 27, 2013, 8:28 am
The religion of peace.....
 

Bob A. (13)
Friday December 27, 2013, 10:20 am
And yet Kerry, with a straight face, offered Israel to surrender its position to become a part of the "Regional Security Arrangement", or something like that. I doubt that future looks promising to Israelis, who already experienced much more of that, than Kerry was ever able to think of.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday December 27, 2013, 11:17 am
This is when I miss Reagan and Thatcher the most. before they could swallow, the US would be bombing the hell out of them.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Friday December 27, 2013, 12:06 pm
Very sad
 

Birgit W. (144)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:30 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:42 pm
noted, thanks
 

Stardust Noel (53)
Friday December 27, 2013, 2:00 pm
Allan Yorkowitz is right, & that's exactly what should be done!
Noted & passed
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday December 27, 2013, 2:47 pm
Sunnis and Shias and no peace in sight. Guess which party Obama is backing? If he was smart he would leave them to it.
 

Barbara K. (88)
Friday December 27, 2013, 3:16 pm
Noted, thanks for the info, I heard about it on the news today, but no details until now.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday December 27, 2013, 3:32 pm
I'm sure I'll see more about it tonight.
 

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Sheila D. (25)
Friday December 27, 2013, 4:00 pm
Very sad. Unfortunately, this seems to be a daily thing anymore. May they rest in peace.
 

John B. (215)
Friday December 27, 2013, 7:11 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Nabih Bulos. The death of Mohamad Chatah will be a loss felt for many years in Lebanon and is a tragic loss for the The Future Movement. Read and sadly noted.
 

Stan B. (124)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 12:40 am
This atrocity has all the hallmarks of an Hezbollah attack. Anyone who professes to be a moderate in most Arab countries has a very short life expectancy.
Allan and Stardust. You are of course right but it's too late now to even try to keep these maniacs in check.
 

John S. (300)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 12:45 am
Sadly noted.
 

Arlene C. (123)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 5:16 am
Aucun motif ne justifie de tel acte
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:06 am
Alan, Stardust, and Stan: And what would that accomplish, besides making us even more hated worldwide, and killing an uncountable number of innocent people? There have got to be better ways.
 

Aaron Bouchard (126)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 10:48 am
sadly noted
 

Michael A. (27)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 11:39 am
Noted
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 1:26 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Stan B. (124)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 1:36 pm
Joanne. Name one. It's the continuous weakness displayed by the West that has emboldened these savages.
And it's not over by a long way.
 

Ken O. (56)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 4:28 am
I wouldn't put it past the CIA to be doing this. They are masters at destabilizing whole regions. In Nicaragua they dressed as the Sandanista's and murdered whole villages to get the desired result. Remember Iran Contra? If there isn't enough tension in an area to get our military involved the CIA will make it so.
 

Justin Vale (17)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 4:46 am
tabatha's comments are the best here.
why would hezbollah use a bomb and kill innocents?
they have the capabilities to walk up to you no matter where in the world you are and shoot you in the face.
killing the innocent is more up to par with al-qaeda and the government of the occupied lands, not hezbollah.
 

Bob A. (13)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 2:36 pm
Hesbola boys are under attack recently, with some of them being blown to pieces by other bombs, Justin.

Killing innocents is not something new to Hesbola - they bombed sleeping US peace-keepers in Beirut, they blew up Jewish centers worldwide, and they don't mind throwing a disabled passenger into the sea. Killing armed opponents is much less fun for them, Israelis gave them a good run a couple of years ago.
 
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