A Chemical Attack on Beirut's Airport?

This news item (english) just doesn’t make sense. Why would a Pakistani national want to commit such a horrible act of terrorism in Beirut’s RHI Airport? Lebanon doesn’t have a significant bilateral relationship with Pakistan. We don’t typically disagree on foreign policy. The Lebanese do not employ pakistanis as domestic workers. The only explanation I […]

The American Financial Assault on Hezbollah Continues

That New York Times article about Hezbollah’s finances turned out to be a little amuse-bouche in preparation for the real news: The American government is launching a full on legal war on all parties that have dealt financially with Hezbollah as reported by the Times: The court action, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks nearly […]

Is Governor Riad Salameh Being Warned Through the New York Times?

- Will he keep smiling? – Considering the length of the New York Time’s exposé on Hezbollah’s finances and the Lebanese Canadian Bank (again, I strongly recommend that you read it) , you will be forgiven if you didn’t reach the very last paragraphs, specifically those that deal with Banque Du Liban’s Governor Riad Salameh’s […]

Why the Antellias Explosion Was Suspicious

Yesterday’s explosion in Antellias that prematurely went off and killed its two bomb makers is probably not a “financial and personal dispute between several people”, as our Minister of Interior helpfully explained. Here’s why: The bombers are not from Antellias. One is from Jezzine and one is from Tyre, (both in south Lebanon). So Antellias […]

❊ The Jihad of Bruce Bawer

Bruce Bawer is alarmed. The author of books with titles like “Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom” and “While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within” was shocked, shocked! to learn that he was one of the people who inspired Anders Behring, the Norwegian terrorist who kills Christian teenagers to ward off […]

So Guess Who's Justifying Terrorism?

Jerusalem Post editorial: While there is absolutely no justification for the sort of heinous act perpetrated this weekend in Norway, discontent with multiculturalism’s failure must not be delegitimatized or mistakenly portrayed as an opinion held by only the most extremist elements of the Right. Fair enough. Here’s a paragraph the paper’s editorial will never write […]

❊ Rushing to Conclusions

Juan Cole: That the horrible terrorist attacks in Oslo on Friday that left some 90 persons or more dead– a bombing of the prime minister’s office and shootings at a Labor Party youth camp– were allegedly committed by a blonde, far right wing Norwegian fundamentalist Christian rather than by a radical Muslim group is being […]