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Bombing Targets U.S. Officials, Kills 4 Lebanese

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Posted on Jan 15, 2008
Beirut explosion
AP photo / Hussein Malla

Lebanese police and rescue workers deal with the grim aftermath of Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut.

Lebanon is going through a particularly volatile period because of internal politics, and President Bush’s Mideast visit has apparently caused further turmoil.  A car bomb aimed at an American Embassy vehicle in Beirut on Tuesday killed four Lebanese in the city’s northern Doura region and injured six more, according to the BBC.


BBC:

A Lebanese army official said at least six people had been injured, including a non-US foreign national.

There has been no claim of responsibility so far.

The attack comes at a time of political crisis in Lebanon with rival pro-Syrian and pro-Western parties deadlocked over efforts to elect a president.

It also coincides with an extensive Middle East tour by US President George W Bush, who has been in the Gulf and is heading to Egypt, after a landmark trip to Israel and the occupied West Bank.

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By waxman, January 16, 2008 at 11:25 pm Link to this comment

BUSH WANTS THE SAUDIS TO GIVE HIM SEVERAL MILLION TO START ANOTHER OIL COMPANY LIKE THEY DID WITH HARKIN OIL BACK IN THE 80’S.  WHAT A GUY ......THEY WENT BANKRUPT YOU KNOW, BUT BUSHIE HAD ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY AN INTEREST IN THE TEXAS RANGERS…ABOUT THE SAME TIME BROTHER NEIL TOOK SILVERADO S&L;FOR A ONE BILLION DOLLAR RIDE…WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY…..

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By cyrena, January 16, 2008 at 1:10 am Link to this comment

That’s what he is. GWB just stirs up trouble, (or adds to it) anywhere he goes.

Then there’s this in his wake as well, though not unusual by any means…

Israeli Gaza City raid kills 18


‘..At least 18 Palestinians, including at least 13 militants, have died in an Israeli raid in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, reports say.

Medical sources and witnesses said the deaths came after Israeli tanks pushed into eastern suburbs of Gaza City.

A farm worker in southern Israel was also killed by sniper fire from Gaza.

It is one of the deadliest days of violence in Gaza in months. Israel launches frequent raids which it says are aimed at preventing rocket fire…”

The rest is in the link


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7188807.stm

Routine preventive killing…

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