Friday, December 09, 2005

Breaking News!

BBC reports an attempted assassination of a high ranking Hizballah official in Lebanon

The explosion happened in the Hezbollah stronghold of Baalbek, near the Syrian border, but caused no casualties, police said.

It was reported that the apparent target, Mohammad Yazbek, had got out of the car moments before the blast.


Everyone, brace yourselves. We might just be headed for a serious escalation of violence in the south. Is it also coincidence that FBI Director Meuler was in Lebanon only yesterday?

11 comments:

Lazarus said...

Great. This is exactly what we need. This is going to get "interesting", and I mean that darkly.

Ghassan said...

Why is the possibility of a violence "exactly what we need" and why does Raja raise the possibility of a conspiracy without even attempting to speculate what the conspiracy is about? On what grounds is the FBI accusation being made and what would any level of violence accomplish?

Anonymous said...

That's bad for business. It's either Israel, Sunni Takfir groups or... other Hezbollah guys.

Hani G. said...

ROUND 2 on Hizbollah it seems!
Although this time if there is escalation in the South I won't be defending Hizbollah if they decide to pick a fight.

Actually in supporting Raja, don't you think its a bit too convenient for this bomb to take place now??

Besides based on track record aren't Israeli's better at this assassination business???

Lazarus said...

Ghassan, apologies for any confusion, but I was being tactless and sarcastic with the "exactly what we need". On the contrary, this is definitely what we don't need. More violence is definitely something we don't need.

programmer craig said...

No comment, other than to ask you guys to kindly keep America out of your conspiracy theories. Twenty years of blaming Hezbollah's barbarism on the US should be evidence enough by now that it's not helpful? Well, even if you choose to believe it, please stay silent. I've honored your requests not to comment further on Hezbollah, but I won't continue with that if you drag my country into a conspiracy theory.

carine said...

well, at least he survived, thank god. whatever is coming would've been exponentially worse if he had died, especially if this is possibly related to those intra-hezballah rifts...

Raja said...

ghassan, are we not trained to think like this now a days. Every time a high profile Western figure visits some country in the Middle East, people begin to drop like flies! I'm surprized something worse didn't happen... especially considering the fact that Meuler is the FBI director.

anyways, anon 7:17 raises the interesting possibilities that this event might be the consequence of an internal hizballah feud or a sunni takfir group. who knows???

Solomon2 said...

Raja! Re-read what you just wrote! Old habits die hard, eh?

Raja said...

don't quite get you solomon

Anonymous said...

This is a theaterical assasination at its best. Too bad there is no audience heh. Keep on trying ya Hizullah. P.S. it is about time you changed your name by dropping the word "allah" from your name