Michael Totten

Violence in Beirut Continues

Naharnet reports (no link yet) that a “huge blast ripped through Beirut’s Verdun district at 10:50 p.m. Monday, gutting several apartments and storefronts.”
This, I believe, is the first time since Syria’s withdrawal that a terrorist bomb has exploded in a Sunni area. The others have been in Christian areas.
Syria’s U.N. Ambassador Bashar Jaafari laughably says the terrorists in Northern Lebanon — who are still battling it out with the Lebanese Army — are Al Qaeda and that they are fighting for the UN tribunal to punish the assassins of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. It will require a gullible mind indeed to believe Al Qaeda has taken up the cause of the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon.