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November 21, 2006

Anti-Syrian Lebanese Cabinent Minister Assassinated

Correction: Initial Fox reports called this a "sniper" killing. Apparently it was a gunman shooting at point-blank range.

Don't expect any protests from the left, of course. Just the Syrians speaking truth to power via assassinations.


Related: Russian general and dissident, who may have had information about the murder of a prominent Russian journalist, is fighting for his life after having been apparently been poisoned by a highly radioactive chemical.


Seriously: I mentioned it as a throw-away put-down, but wouldn't it be harder to question the left's patriotism, and their motives, if they actually were equal-opportunity protesters of violence?

If this were the case, we might be able to view the left as truly "pro-peace." Sure, they'd still be pricks when it came to America and Israel (and the one guy in Britain on our side, Tony Blair), but we would also be heartened by their condemnation of thuggish actions like this.

But.

They.

Never.

Do.

There is just nothing a non-American, non-Israeli actor can do that is out of bounds to them -- or at least not out of bounds enough for them to break out the pot and papier mache puppetheads.


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