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August 27 2013

Politics, Power, and Preventive Action » When America Attacked Syria

Politics, Power, and Preventive Action » When America Attacked Syria

While the United States was supposed to have been a neutral entity in Lebanon as part of the MNF, by summer 1983 it had openly sided with the pro-Israeli Lebanese government. To support the Lebanese military, the U.S.S. New Jersey was authorized to shell the Druze militia and Syrian military forces in the mountains surrounding Beirut. As Colin Powell later described the response: “When the shells started falling on the Shiites, they assumed the American ‘referee’ had taken sides against them. And since they could not reach the battleship, they found a more vulnerable target: the exposed Marines at the airport.”

August 18 2013

From Boston to Beirut : A Comparison of “Terror” | Al Akhbar English

From Boston to Beirut: A Comparison of “Terror” | Al Akhbar English

Despite the fact that the perpetrators and the act itself snugly fit into the legal definition of “terrorism” by the US and UK authorities, the media coverage by British and American media outlets described it as a “bomb blast” from a possible “suicide attack.”

More so, as media critic and former editor-at-large of Al-Akhbar English Emily Dische-Becker in Berlin observed to the Institute of Public Accuracy, many of the foreign news agencies took great pains to add that the car bomb explosion occurred in a “Hezbollah stronghold.”

Virtually all reports on the attack on the residential neighborhood of Roueiss noted Hezbollah’s military involvement in Syria, therefore subtly inferring that the attack was justifiable despite the fact that the victims were innocent civilians. Those killed will not have the leisure of being named and cared for by extensive human-oriented stories, slick infographics, painful photo galleries, and a barrage of follow-up tales of coping the day after.

July 09 2013

Attentat de Bir el-Abed : les responsables dénoncent une tentative de destabilisation du Liban

Attentat de Bir el-Abed : les responsables dénoncent une tentative de destabilisation du Liban

Les responsables libanais ont condamné, mardi, l’attentat perpétré vers 11h à Bir el-Abed, un fief du Hezbollah dans la banlieue sud de Beyrouth.

Cet attentat à la voiture piégée qui a fait une cinquantaine de blessés, dont deux graves, vise à destabiliser le Liban, ont averti la plupart d’entre eux.

Dozens wounded in Beirut blast on the eve of Ramadan

It remains unclear who was behind Tuesday’s blast, but there is no shortage of suspects.

Hezbollah MP Ali Ammar pointed the finger at Israel, which launched 34-day war on Lebanon in 2006 which reduced much of Dahiyeh to rubble.

But Salafi radicals affiliated with Syria’s anti-government rebels are also suspected to have been behind a series of recent attacks on Lebanon.

The bomb was the second major attack on Beirut’s southern suburbs, where Hezbollah maintains strong support, in recent weeks.

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