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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Hizbullah on the move after latest assassination of anti-Syria leader


"The government of Prime Minister Fuad Siniora blamed Syrian President Bashir Assad for the assassination [of Lebanese Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel] on Tuesday.

Lebanese government sources said Hizbullah was said to be facilitating the assassinations in an attempt to block the establishment of an international tribunal that would prosecute those behind the assassination of Hariri. [Former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in February 2005.]

The assassination, which sparked Christian unrest, took place as Hizbullah was preparing massive and violent protests against the Siniora government. The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah, which coordinates with Syria, has demanded one-third of the seats in the Lebanese Cabinet.

'We believe the hand of Syria is all over the place,' said Lebanese parliamentary faction leader Saad Hariri, the son of the late prime minister." Read more.


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