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An-Nahar journalist murdered in Beirut

June 2nd, 2005 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

A massive car-bomb has just hit Ashrafiyeh – the trendy East Beirut area. It killed far-right columnist Samir Qasir outside his home.

He has written angry articles about the Lebanese puppet regime, but in recent times he has made more enemies than friends.

He made no secret of his support for far-right Solange Gemayal, the wife of the man installed as puppet President of Lebanon by Israel. She won her seat with almost no competition after rival candidates mysteriously withdrew.

Prominent opposition leader Walid Jumblatt has already blamed puppet President Emile Lahoud. Jumblatt is after Lahoud, and this will hasten calls for the President to step down. Jumblatt earlier called for Lahoud to stay, so that the election could take place as scheduled, but with the election now in process, those shakles are off.

Welcome to Lebanese democracy.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Jun 2, 2005 at 3.26 pm

    One more time, for the purpose of credibility you need to be better informed.

    Samir Kassir’s writings cannot be summarized in what you said, not to mention how inaccurate your conclusion.

    Bashir El Gemayel was murdered just when he refused to be an Israeli puppet ( Alia el Solh’ writing could help you).

    I can’t educate you, but you sound like an 18 years old who just discovered the world of politics.

    My advise to you, “Read, read then read some more….”

  • 2 sasa // Jun 2, 2005 at 4.05 pm

    I’m not doubting who was responsible for Gemayil’s murder! But he was an Israeli proxy, and was their puppet candidate for President.

    You don’t agree with my conclusion, we’ll it’s subjective, if you don’t agree then tell me your thoughts instead of childish insults.

  • 3 sasa // Jun 2, 2005 at 4.20 pm

    Samir Qasir is a journalist, and journalists should never be targetted. But when men like Tuwani (editor of Qasir’s paper An-Nahar) become politicians, it blurs the distinction between commentator and politician, and makes all journalists targets.

  • 4 Anonymous // Jun 4, 2005 at 1.24 pm

    Neither politicans or journalists should be shot of course..Even if some one is both at same time.
    You did not mention how he critiseized mukhabarat horrible control over every thing in both Lebanon, and Syria..
    And this “far right”journalist talked a lot about and defended the Palestine cause as well..In alquds (if I remember right)yesterday there was an article written by some Palestinians explaining how not only lebanese lost a defender of the people’s right but also Palestinians…Do as the first anonymous said and read some more about him..

  • 5 Anonymous // Jun 4, 2005 at 1.35 pm

    U missed something here, leftist, and critisize Syrian politics, Aljazeera, is just one example among many:
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  • 6 Anonymous // Jun 4, 2005 at 1.53 pm

    could’nt resist showing this too :
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  • 7 sasa // Jun 5, 2005 at 2.09 am

    He had an obsession with Syria, he expressed that through his journalism, and then stepped on to the political stage.

    We as journalists look at what is happening, and comment at the very most. We do not take sides, because when we do, it makes all journalists targets.

    As for him not being on a ‘left-winger’. Just because you include the word ‘left’ in the name of your party, doesn’t make you left-wing! If that’s the case then Walid Jumblatt would be ‘progressive’!

  • 8 Anonymous // Jun 5, 2005 at 8.34 pm

    Was not him who had an obseesion with Syria..Syrians regim power elite, and mukhabarat, had, and have, an obseesion to control minds, people, and brains and money..And absolutly everything..
    He called for freedom..For Syrians too not only lebanese..He, and most journalists, and intelectuals in the world, are critisizing, and have all the right to, critisize Syrian regime bad violent actions. Take a look at newspappers, aljazeera, alquds, lemonde, newspappers from the gulf..all-except Syrian “news pappers”!
    Again I think u should do more of what first anonymous said.

  • 9 Anonymous // Jun 6, 2005 at 9.11 am

    sasa said…
    He had an obsession with Syria, he expressed that through his journalism, and then stepped on to the political stage.

    We as journalists look at what is happening, and comment at the very most. We do not take sides, because when we do, it makes all journalists targets.

    As for him not being on a ‘left-winger’. Just because you include the word ‘left’ in the name of your party, doesn’t make you left-wing! If that’s the case then Walid Jumblatt would be ‘progressive’!

    3:09 AM

    Well, forget about reading others, at least read carefully your own writings.

    someone once said : “ma nakashtou jahilan illa wa ghalabani”.

    I give up…

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