Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Another one

Another Lebanese politician has been "mysteriously" killed by a car-bomb. He was of course an opponent of the Syrians. Having been forced to leave Lebanon and lost their client government to the Lebanese people, it seems the Syrians are now trying to control Lebanon by murder. This is not something the Lebanese people, or the international community, should tolerate. There's already a UN team in Lebanon investigating the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri; it should be expanded to cover these other obviously political killings as well. As for the Lebanese, they are fairly clear on what needs to be done: form a new government, and bring the security services (who are accused of cooperating with Syria and complicity in Hariri's murder) to heel. I wish them luck...