Friday, May 26, 2006

Today Israel--yes, Israel and you can quote me on that--killed a Lebanese citizen (and his brother) who is a leader of Islamic Jihad. Israel never stopped its assassination in Lebanon, and one should never rule out Israeli involvement in any bombing or killing or mayhem in Lebanon. Will the US protest this particular car bomb which included sharp nails to kill and injure more people? Will the Secretary-general send a team of investigators? Will the EU issue a statement? Will the Nation magazine publish an obituary of this man? Will the Socialist International send a delegation to Lebanon on this occasion? Will Chirac and Saudi media feign outrage? If you don't know the answer to these questions, you are suffering from an acute case of pressure in the brain area. And this bombing only affirms my belief that Palestinians in Lebanon should retain their weapons, in and outside the camps because Israeli murders in Lebanon have never stopped. Will the Security Council meet on this murder and issue a resolution?