Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Selective Swiftness!

Oh, how surprised I was to learn that our authorities have caught a terrorist ring working for the Mossad, which allegedly is implicated in the latest killing of Mahmoud Majzoub, an Islamic Jihad official, among other assassinations targeting Hizbullah officials in the early '90s.

It's amazing how swift that was; Majzoub was assassinated about two weeks ago.

I ask: How come we still don't know who killed Gebran Tueni? Samir Kassir? George Hawi?... For God's sake, it is disheartening to know that until now we don't have an investigative team in place competent enough to start probing into Tueni's assassination.

But this is what I call: Selective Swiftness!...there's not more I can say; facts speak a million words.

"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."


JoseyWales said...

Well you know, this Majzoub guy was Palestinian and real important, not like 4 judges in Saida, or an ex-PM, or a current MP, or soldiers in our own army.

Plus the latter were all Lebanese. What business do they have in their own country?? Huh?

WIL at Window in Lebanon has a good post on this.

We're supposed to believe that they investigated all that in less than a week?

Anonymous said...

According to the same article you cited, this guy had been working for the Mossad since 1994. He had killed people as far back as 1999.

You call that swiftness?

Everything gets politicised in Lebanon.....

Anonymous said...

Majzoub is actually Lebanese.

Anonymous said...

What is the point of this post?
If there is a deliberate "selective swiftness" then whose fault is it?

Are you trying to imply that March 14th replaced the moudir el mukhabarat with someone who is refusing to work on Kassir's case but is working on Majzoub's case?

Or that the pro March 14th minister of interior, defence, head of internal security ... are all selectively chosing to be swift on some cases while ignoring others that can in addition to providing securiting help them politically too?

Is that what you are trying to say?
I am sure the March 14th enthousiate that you are wouldn't commit such blasephemy.

God forbid they were lucky in getting some intelligence information that led to the arrest whereas they were not as lucky in the other cases ... Oh no ... it must be a selective swiftness grand conspiracy we must uncover, come to think of it I guess we could also blame Aoun and March 8th for it.

Doha said...


Please don't read tooo much into the post. I'm not implying anything. I'm just noting something, as an observer. Is it a sin even to note something? Do I need to overanalyze every single occurrence in Lebanon? No. I can just ask, it's amazing how this terrorist ring was caught (of course because there is a political consensus on cathing this ring), while other terrorist acts took place in our country also recently and we still don't know what's going on with the cases.

acrobat said...

doha, face it, you are a terrible blogger. anon453 is right- that post was utterly pointless. and "3ezr akba7 men zanb" "i'm not implying anything", what then, you're just getting yourself off at the idea that you found a double-caps title "Selective Swiftness"?

wooo, noam chomski beware, you got competition.