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WAR: Terror Attacks Rock Lebanon

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posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 07:04 PM
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A terrorist attack struck Beirut, Lebanon today, just hours after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the area. The targets of the attacks were apparently opponents of Syrian influence in Lebanon, something that Lebanese voters cast off in the most recent elections. Syria had controlled Lebanese politics for years, but was recently thrown out after suspected Syrian ties to the assassination of former Prime Minister Hariri.
 



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BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - A bomb exploded on a narrow street crowded with bars and restaurants late Friday, wounding 12 people just hours after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited the area, officials said.

The blast, from a bomb placed near a car parked in front of a restaurant, panicked the hundreds of people dining or smoking water pipes in the bustling sidewalk cafes on popular Monot Street. Lebanese families and Arab tourists, including black-veiled women visiting from the Gulf, scattered.

Three cars were damaged by the 50-pound bomb. Security and hospital officials said 12 people were wounded.

Lebanon has seen a string of bomb assassinations of politicians and other figures in recent months - almost all opponents of Syria. But Friday's blast did not appear to have a particular target.


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I hope to God that this Syrian plague gets banished from the great nation of Lebanon for all eternity. That nation is a continuing plague on the region.




posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 05:55 AM
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I detest the thought of it, but the U.S. may have to go in there before this is all said & done. Thank GOD they didn't get Condi Rice while she was there. I don't think reason or prudence would have prevented an immediate response if they had. Likely this was just a mild way of telling the U.S. to stay out of Lebanon.

[edit on 23-7-2005 by Astronomer68]



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 06:00 AM
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dj?

You make the statement in your opening paragraph that the targets were apparently opponents of Syrian influence in Lebanon, but the article clearly states


But Friday's blast did not appear to have a particular target.


They don't even know at this point that Syria is behind these bombings yesterday, right? Just pointing out that maybe we shouldn't jump the gun in placing blame just yet.



[edit on 7-23-2005 by Valhall]



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