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Yet Another Syrian Assasination in Lebanon

Lebanon's regularly scheduled political assassination has been completed.

A veteran Lebanese politician has been killed in a bomb blast in Beirut.

George Hawi - former Communist Party leader and an opponent of Syria - died when his car blew up as he drove through the Wata Musaitbi district.

The attack follows the anti-Syrian bloc's victory in elections, the first since Syria ended a 29-year occupation.
It increasingly looks like Lebanon may not be able to become a normal democratic country until the Baath Party is out of power in Syria.

UPDATE: I did not know George Hawi. But I did meet his friend (at the same time I met Samir Kassir, who also was killed by the Syrians) while I was in Beirut. His friend is pictured below, grieving at the site of the bomb blast.

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I don't remember his friend's name, the one I did meet, the one in the picture. He doesn't speak English. I do remember him telling me - in Arabic with the help of a translator - that one of the reasons he left the Communist Party is because the party was too cozy with the Syrian Baath. So he left and joined the Movement of the Democratic Left. They are clearly at the top of the Syrian hit list right now. Samir was a member of the Democratic Left also.

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The Syrians are also carrying out assassinations in Syria. Tyrannical goevernments don't just fold up their tents and go away. They have the guns, they have the organization, they have their personal/tribal interests. So, what is the best way to pursue this fight? Hmmm, seems to me that the first step is to eliminate the Lebanese security people, but this has to be done in such a way that they don't just join the criminal underground. Coopt or disband, sounds like the question of the old Iraqi army.

Posted by: chuck at June 21, 2005 12:36 PM

Pressure could be put on the Syrian government as well, which I very strongly suspect is going on behind the scenes. (i.e. threats of military action against terror strongpoints within Syria, economic threats, which would be more appropriate now with, I presume, less money coming into Syria from Lebanon)

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Posted by: Tom Grey - Liberty Dad at June 23, 2005 02:37 AM

Michael,
Hawi's "friend" in the picture is the Secretary of the Movement of the Democratic Left, Mr. Elias Atallah. He was recently elected deputy in the North's Capital, Tripoli.
Hawi, Kassir and Atallah were good friends; there is no doubt on this. However, the past of Atallah was much darker than that of Journalist Kassir or even that of Georges Hawi.

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The Wall
Yossi Klein Halevi, The New Republic

Jihad Versus McWorld
Benjamin Barber, The Atlantic Monthly

The Sunshine Warrior
Bill Keller, The New York Times Magazine

Power and Weakness
Robert Kagan, Policy Review

The Coming Anarchy
Robert D. Kaplan, The Atlantic Monthly

England Your England
George Orwell, The Lion and the Unicorn