More Crises for Lebanon: Assassination#8

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Eight anti-Syrian public figures Assassinated in Lebanon (List below)
Manuela in Beirut says...
”If the outside world wants to change things in Lebanon; cut Syria off.”
Caption: An anti-Syrian lawmaker was killed in a car bombing in Christian suburb of Beirut, Wednesday, shaking Lebanon just a week ahead of a crucial election.
HT: Instapundit:
Manuela Paraipan in Beirut reports from these attacks in Lebanon:
I cannot but ask: “Who has the major interest to destabilize Lebanon? Who has weakened Lebanon for decades and who is still using it as a card in its regional game?
Syria acts in Lebanon through its proxies and the list is long. Weapons enter from Syria to various parties, movements, cells etc. It is not only Hezbollah that gets the weapons... That is known for a fact.” read more
Antoine Ghanem was the eighth prominent anti-Syrian figure killed in Lebanon in just over two years.

- Sept. 19, 2007: Ghanem, 64, an anti-Syrian lawmaker from the Christian Phalange Party, is killed in a blast in Beirut. Six other people also die.

- June 13, 2007: Walid Eido, 65, an anti-Syrian member of parliament, is killed along with his son, two bodyguards and six others in an explosion in Beirut.

-Nov. 21, 2006: Pierre Gemayel, 34, the industry minister and a prominent anti-Syrian Christian politician, is shot to death by gunmen in a Beirut suburb.

- Dec. 12, 2005: Gibran Tueni, an anti-Syrian newspaper editor and lawmaker, is killed when a car bomb destroys his vehicle.

- June 21, 2005: Anti-Syrian politician George Hawi, a former Communist Party leader, is killed by a bomb placed under his car.

- June 2, 2005: Anti-Syrian journalist and activist Samir Kassir is killed by a bomb planted under his car.

- Feb. 14, 2005: Former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, an anti-Syrian lawmaker, is assassinated in a bombing that also kills 20 other people. Among the dead is Bassel Fleihan, who served as economy minister in Hariri's government. The opposition blames the Syrian and Lebanese governments, charges both deny.

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