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Tuesday, February 14, 2006 

One year on: Syrian arrested in Beirut for attacking...himself

A grenade was thrown under this Beirut car.

The owner, a Syrian, was unhurt. The police arrived in Awzai to find the culprit, and arrested - the owner. Well - he was the only Syrian around.

Twelve months ago today former Lebanese Prime Minister* / Syrian stooge* / Embezzeler-in-Chief* (*depending on the time of day) was murdered in Downtown Beirut.

This post is dedicated not to his death, but to the plight of the hundreds of poor Syrian workers in Lebanon who have been attacked, murdered, and had their homes set fire to over the past year.

With a poisonous racist atmosphere polluting Beirut for the past twelve months since the murder of Rafiq Al-Hariri, is it any wonder that more Syrians were arrested after the Beirut Embassy riots than Lebanese. Even anti-Syrian Samir Ja'ja conceeded that they might have made a bit of a mistake there.

Thanks As'ad.

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