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Cedar Revolution Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Lebanon is still under a state of siege, as Syria fights a terrorist rearguard action against the Cedar Revolution. Anti-Syrian journalist May Chidiac lost an arm and a leg last week after a bomb exploded in her car, and now this weekend Syria (or their Hezboallah proxies) attempted to assassinate Judge Nazem Khoury, who probably saved his own life when he foiled an attempt to put a bomb in his car. He happened to look out the window and noticed someone tampering with his vehicle, and the would-be assassin then sped off on a motocycle. Police are now inspecting the vehicle.

Judge Khoury is a critical official in the Lebanese government: he is the investigator of the Banque Al-Madina scandal, which is a huge news event in Lebanon. Banking is big business in Lebanon, and "relative to the overall size of its economy, Lebanon has the largest banking sector in the world, with deposits of roughly $40 billion in more than 70 private banks." The Banque Al-Madina failure, which sent shockwaves through the Lebanese economy, was run as an alleged money laundering enterprise by Gen. Rustom Ghazaleh, ex-head of Syrian military intelligence in Lebanon.

Meanwhile, Martyr's Square in Beirut is again filled with protestors, demonstrating against a wave of bombings throughout Lebanon. There have been 13 car bombings in Lebanon since the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the event that sparked the Cedar Revolution. This wave of bombings has unfortunately received only scant attention in the press. The Australian has a great rundown of the precarious events of late in Lebanon - you might want to bookmark The Australian by the way, they have consistently excellent analysis and well-written articles on international affairs.

In honor of the Cedar Revolution and democratic movements everywhere, I present a gratuitous protest babe pic:

Hee!

This is guest usurper Ken McCracken, normally found hatching nefarious plots at Am I A Pundit Now?

Posted by · 2 October 2005 10:21 PM

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God bless May Chidiac. Sometimes we take for granted how a journalist will risk their own life to get the story!...I am confident that the Lebanese people will prevail!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 3, 2005 07:13 AM

Nice babe.

Thanks, Mr. Satire

Posted by: Mr. Satire at October 6, 2005 11:45 PM