Arab World

Two Assassinations, Three News Events and two Questions

 A  Chronicle of Violence.

1-Two years after the assassination of Rafic Hariri:(Februar 2005)

Rafic Hariri assassination

Sarkozy Mubarak

‘Paris interrompt ses contacts avec Damas’, (le Figaro, FranceIParis interrupts his contacts with Damascus (translated with Google Translation)…”Nicolas Sarkozy believes that Syria must show that it is willing to let the Lebanon elect a president of consensus. ‘France will no longer have any contacts with Syria ‘until we have evidence of the willingness of the Syrians to leave Lebanon appoint a president of consensus’, announced Sunday Nicolas Sarkozy, on a visit to Cairo. He came time for the Syrians to prove in practice that they are constantly in speeches proclaiming, he added, during a joint press conference with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ‘We are now awaiting acts on the part of the Syrians, not speeches,’ he said about the former parent in Lebanon.” .”..see more .(in French)

2-One day after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

Benazir Bhutto
News Analysis: Who killed Benazir Bhutto?  (December 29, 2007) (Daily Times, Pakistan)…”There is not much room for doubt on this score any more. Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the number two Al Qaeda man, has already gone public in his exhortations to Pakistanis to overthrow the Musharraf regime. Indeed, last September Bin Laden declared a jihad against the Musharraf regime. Now, following the assassination of Ms Bhutto on December 27, an Al Qaeda spokesman and Afghanistan commander Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid telephoned the Italian news agency AKI to make the claim that his organisation had killed Ms Benazir Bhutto “because she was a precious American asset”. This should have reminded Pakistanis that their country is in the midst of a global war against religious extremism. But the tragedy is that it hasn’t.”…   “There is no inconsistency between what Ms Bhutto said on October 18 after the assassination attempt on her life about remnants of the Zia regime gunning for her and what she said in Rawalpindi on December 27 about terrorists and extremists targeting her minutes before one of them succeeded in eliminating her. Now Al Qaeda’s primary targets are President Musharraf and Maulana Fazlur Rehman and its sole objective is to destabilise Pakistan and sow the seeds of anarchy by scuttling its halting transition to a moderate democracy.”.. see more.

 

3-One day after the new Bin Laden tape.

Bin Laden

Bin Laden: We will liberate Palestine ‘from Jordan to the sea’ (12.29.07) (Ynet, Israel)…”Al-Qaeda leader issues unusually direct threat against Israel, promising Palestinians his organization plans to expand its jihad to the region. ‘We will not recognize even once inch for Jews in the land of Palestine as other Muslim leaders have,’ says Bin Laden in audio recording posted to website”… “Bin Laden also made an unusually sharp threat of attacks against Israel, saying, ”I would like to assure our people in Palestine that we will expand our jihad there.”…”We intend to liberate Palestine, the whole of Palestine from the (Jordan) river to the sea,” he said, threatening ”blood for blood, destruction for destruction.”…see more.

  And two questions: the first, where will the tomorrow  political assassination surprise us?  And the second question, is there a ruling hand in this world and who is the ruler?…Perhaps Bin Laden.

Manhattan

 

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