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2013-07-09 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Massive car bomb rocks Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut
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Posted by ryuge 2013-07-09 06:32|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [385 views ]  Top

#1 a reminder that the Hezbullies aren't that safe at home anymore? Or the start of a rear-action?
Posted by Frank G 2013-07-09 08:38||   2013-07-09 08:38|| Front Page Top

#2 Popcorn!
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-07-09 08:55||   2013-07-09 08:55|| Front Page Top

#3 The area is also home to many Hezbollah political offices.
The man in the gray flannel keffiyeh?
Posted by Spot 2013-07-09 10:46||   2013-07-09 10:46|| Front Page Top

#4 GOAL!!!!!!
Posted by Iblis 2013-07-09 10:54||   2013-07-09 10:54|| Front Page Top

#5 Rockin' the Casbah?
Posted by Muggsey Mussolini 2013-07-09 11:36||   2013-07-09 11:36|| Front Page Top

#6 a reminder that the Hezbullies aren't that safe at home anymore? Or the start of a rear-action?

Rear-action by FSA elements seems the most likely, tho I wouldn't discount Imam Asir's followers of getting payback.

That's the wonderful thing about booming in Lebanon: anyone can play.
Posted by Pappy 2013-07-09 12:56||   2013-07-09 12:56|| Front Page Top

#7 The problem with cheering red-on-red terrorism: it's *hard* to bomb the other faction's hard boyz with any accuracy. Far easier to bomb someplace soft where maybe the hard boyz' cousins, nieces and nephews might be doing civilian crap.

We went over this in my freshman anthro course some twenty years ago. Studying primitive tribal cultures, yeah, the ritualized open-field daily "wars" make for spectacular documentary footage, with bare-assed strutting young SOBs running back and forth chucking spears and rocks and such at each other - but the body count in those displays is fairly low. All the fatalities in those cultures - and lord, there's a hell of a lot of deaths from violence in those cultures - was from the nighttime raids when the SOBs snuck into each other's hamlets and cut throats and smashed babies heads and all that.

So much easier, making war on those who can't defend themselves!
Posted by Mitch H.  2013-07-09 13:02|| http://blogfonte.blogspot.com/  2013-07-09 13:02|| Front Page Top

#8 Far easier to bomb someplace soft where maybe the hard boyz' cousins, nieces and nephews might be doing civilian crap.

And your point?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-07-09 15:01||   2013-07-09 15:01|| Front Page Top

#9 I for one am awarding Spot my share of the interwebs, that was spectacular.
Posted by Shipman 2013-07-09 15:59||   2013-07-09 15:59|| Front Page Top

#10 Mitch H:

True, and yet wars are won that way. It's how, for example, the early American settlers were able to defeat the natives.
Posted by Iblis 2013-07-09 18:36||   2013-07-09 18:36|| Front Page Top

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