Saturday, October 08, 2011

Portrait of Usama Bin Laden in Tripoli, Lebanon

I have always mocked the Western media reference to March 14 movement in Lebanon as "pro-Western."  Well, the Hariri element in Tripoli yesterday held a protest rally against the Syrian and Yemeni regimes.  Here is a picture of the rally from Al-Quds Al-Arabi (the portrait of Bin Laden was later removed and Lebanese media for some reason did not publish the pictures).  The other kooky cleric's protrait is Shaykh `Adndan Al-`Ar`ur, a Saudi-based sectarian cleric from Syria whose influence is strong among the extremist sectarian elements of the Syrian opposition (not all the opposition, of course).