Saturday, November 25, 2006

I noticed that no news accounts, not even in the Lebanese press--not even in Al-Akhbar--, mentioned that the Gemayyel family--and Amin Gemayyel personally--was behind many assassinations and assassintion attempts in the history of the Lebanese civil war. Certainly, Amin Gemayyel was (allegedly) behind the assination attempts on Walid Jumblat (who used to refer to Gemayyel as the Somoza of Lebanon) and on As-Safir's publisher, Talal Salman, among many others. Gemayyel's chief of Army Intelligence, Simon Qassis, was a specialist in assassinations and car bombs.