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Is this the Lebanese awakening?
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Al Qaeda is making friends everywhere:
Artillery and machine gun fire echoed around a crowded Palestinian refugee camp Tuesday as the Lebanese government ordered the army to finish off the Fatah Islam militants holed up inside the refugee camp in the country's north.

Artillery and machine gun fire echoed around a crowded Palestinian refugee camp Tuesday as the Lebanese government ordered the army to finish off the Fatah Islam militants holed up inside the refugee camp in the country's north.

The fighting — which resumed for a third straight day after a brief nighttime lull — reflected the government's determination to pursue the Islamic militants who staged attacks on Lebanese troops on Sunday and Monday, killing 29 soldiers. Some 20 militants have also been killed, as well as an undetermined number of civilians.

The Cabinet late Monday authorized the army to step up its campaign and "end the terrorist phenomenon that is alien to the values and nature of the Palestinian people," Information Minister Ghazi Aridi said.
Al Qaeda's barbaric tactics and feudal demands continue to find them in the cross hairs of more and more middle eastern nations. It appears that the organization and those affiliated with it are finally wearing out their welcome among many of those nations. That is obviusly a good development. It is also a reason for pressure to continue to be applied in all areas in which they operate and in all spheres: economic, political, diplomatic and military.
 
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The question is, at what point does Syria get re-involved?

 
Written By: Bithead
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Nancy Pelosi will assure you Bit, that’s not going to happen. Syria is only seeking peace and stability in the region!
 
Written By: looker
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When they start using the word “blowback” give me a holler.
 
Written By: Jason Pappas
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Well I think you all might want to look and see who benefits from this attack, I think you will discover it is the Likudniks and Neo-cons of Israel and the United States. The Lebanese patriots are merely an arm of folks represented by the pragmatists of the Guardian Council, hence it follows that this group is pragmatic and reasonable, and further hence that the Lebanese and their "silent Parteners" in Israel and the United States are UNREASONABLE. I really believe the UN needs to intervene, here, the West bank, and Iraq, and allow cooler, saner, more pragmatic heads to prevail.

The Internet connection in Maine is very slow today, I believe the Moose is over-heated and so Dr. Erb had to use his loyal minion, me, to make his point....

Again Scott, don’t thank me, the pleasure was all mine.

If there is more posting about this topic, it seems light so far, I may have to unload on how this entire scenario operates to the benefit of the White Patriarchy in its continual effort to deprive the "Other" of it’s just due and to continue it’s Gaia-raping dominance in the face of injustice, intolerance and greed.
 
Written By: Joe
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Actually, I think this has all the markings of Syrian involvement. I won’t write more, if anyone is interested my blog "Getting Syrious" today (May 22) gives my thoughts on how Lebanon is connecting with the rest of the region.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
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And let us not forget the innocent civilians being slaughtered at this moment by the ill-advised aggression of the US/Zionist-entity backed puppet regime.


"Actually, I think this has all the markings of Syrian involvement."

What? Syrian involvement in the internal affairs of Lebanon? Shocking! I hope you have proof to back up that scurrilous accusation!
 
Written By: timactual
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The question is, at what point does Syria get re-involved?
They’re operatives have been at work in Lebanon constantly — and this prevents Lebanon from having a stable functioning democracy. At this place you can buy whatever arms you want in Lebanon, form militias, and there is little rule of law. Syria is to blame for much of that.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
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WHich is why I have so much in the way of laughter when the rpess calls this a ’civil war’.

 
Written By: Bithead
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I am reading a book about the Lebanese civil war, and funnily enough, it also involves terrorists basing themselves inside Palestinian refugee camps that are autonomous.

But now instead of the PLO attacking Israeli targets from their Lebanon bases, we have Al Qaeda attacking everyone from their bases...perhaps Syria might seem immune but they had trouble with Sunni fundamentalists before (remember Asad is an Alawi...)

 
Written By: Harun
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Scott,

Lebanon had militias affiliated with political parties before Syria intervened.
 
Written By: Harun
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I am reading a book about the Lebanese civil war, and funnily enough, it also involves terrorists basing themselves inside Palestinian refugee camps that are autonomous.
One of the reasons there is such an anti-Palestinian feeling in Lebanon is many blame the Palestinians and PLO for their civil war. Back when the PLO used Lebanon as a base of operations in the seventies they disrupted the Lebanese systtem and tried to create a kind of state within a state (similar to what Hezbollah now is doing).

Syria is not immune, as you note, and Iran and the Taliban almost fought a war. The Saudis, of course, are deathly afraid of al qaeda. This is a fascinating mix of players with different interests in a high stakes game. Most are playing it deftly with high risk strategies (though I’m very curious at whether or not there are secret Saudi-Iranian agreements, as they each have the most to lose if things go out of control). The only actor not playing it very smart in juggling the interests is the United States. We’re out of our element in Iraq, deaing with forces we only vaguely understand. It looks like the other actors are assuming our withdrawal, even Iraq is getting plans ready for that. I suspect they’ve been warned that the US will be out or on the way out before the next election.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
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Very good site. Thanks for author!
 
Written By: Sherlyn
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