Quickpost: Assassination in Lebanon

Pierre Gemayel, Lebanese minister of industry and Christian leader, was killed in Beirut today. (Read about it at the NY Times.)

His family have been key players in the Lebanese government. His uncle, elected president, was assassinated before assuming the office. Gemayel’s anti-Syria stance no doubt made him a target for the hugely influential Hezbollah militia. And Syria probably isn’t far behind.

Strange days and sad.

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