Crisis in Lebanon

Student protests in Beirut have left four dead and dozens wounded.

The death toll in clashes between government loyalists and opposition followers at a Beirut University on Thursday rose to four, an opposition-run television station reported.

NBN said two of the dead were students loyal to the opposition, which includes the Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah and Amal groups.

A security source said 35 people were wounded in the clashes between the opposition supporters and government loyalists from the Mustaqbal movement of Sunni Muslim leader Saad al-Hariri.

But militant Islamic group Hezbollah has promised not to overthrow the Lebanese government.

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, said Wednesday that Lebanon’s opposition movement had decided to stop short of toppling the government of Fouad Siniora, fearing civil strife. He warned, though, that Hezbollah and its allies would continue to ratchet up the pressure on Mr. Siniora in coming weeks and vowed not to back down on their demands.

That’s reassuring!

True to Hezbollah form, if you can’t live with the infidels, overthrow “ratchet up pressure on” the infidels.

6 comments

  1. gatormathis says:

    Somebody said them folks in Beirut had kinfolks, cousins, and enemies over here in Georgia who read the PP.

    Inquiring minds wanna know.

    Besides, how else can they get such concise information on the subject?

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