Thursday, February 07, 2013

The US ambassador in Lebanon responds: arrogance of power

"While at the Al-Bass site, a U.S. Embassy vehicle parked too close to a modern wall built to shore up the main road to the site that caused part of the wall to collapse.  Ambassador Connelly expresses the U.S. Embassy’s regret at this incident.  The Embassy is coordinating with the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Tyre to pay for the damages."  Pay for damages?  Well, if you pay a few hundreds for civilians the US kills in Afghanistan, a few cents would be enough to cover the damages for the wall, I am sure.