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2012-10-19 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Huge car bomb in Beirut kills at least two
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Posted by ryuge 2012-10-19 09:10|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6467 views ]  Top

#1 Top Lebanese security official among those killed:

Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, who headed the Intelligence and Information Department of the Internal Security Forces, was among at least eight people killed. Hassan was renowned for leading the investigation that uncovered the alleged role by theHezbollah movement in the assassination of Hariri’s father, former prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri, in 2005. Most recently he headed the investigation into an alleged plot by Michel Samaha, a former information minister and close ally of Syria’s, to carry out a bombing campaign in Lebanon.

“This is a big, big, big event, and one cannot begin even to think through the repercussions,” said Mohammed Chatah, an adviser to Hariri.
Posted by ryuge 2012-10-19 14:02||   2012-10-19 14:02|| Front Page Top

#2 Now, that's Lebanon I grew up with.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-10-19 14:20||   2012-10-19 14:20|| Front Page Top

#3 Back home again in Beirut City

/Abu Gomer Sings!
Posted by Shipman 2012-10-19 17:15||   2012-10-19 17:15|| Front Page Top

#4 "Now that's the Lebanon I grew up with"

Boy ... ain't that the truth :-)
Looks like this bomb might have targeted intel operations that were supporting the Free Syrian Army (FSA). But that's speculation.
Posted by Raider 2012-10-19 17:40||   2012-10-19 17:40|| Front Page Top

#5 But, but, but...the Lebanese say Beirut is safe.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-10-19 18:36||   2012-10-19 18:36|| Front Page Top

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