George Hawi, former leader of Lebanon’s Communist Party, has been killed by a car bomb in Wata Musaitbi at 10 o’clock this morning.
He is the third person to be targetted in Beirut in recent months, following the killings of Rafiq Al-Hariri and Samir Qassir.
Expect Syria to be blamed. But isn’t that far too obvious? It doesn’t make sense to ‘secretly’ kill someone when everyone knows it’s you – while simultaneously straining to placate the US!
It’s also unclear why they’d target a former politician (and a former ally), when there are many new and more significant opponents, following yesterday’s victory. It is also strange that all of the targets – and target areas – have been Christians. This killing smells of an outside hand attempting to implicate Syria.