HAARTEZ IS REPORTING THAT AL AKSA BLAMES THIS SUICIDE ATTACK ON HIZBALLAH (hat tip ROGER L. SIMON) - THE SAME THUGS WHO ASSASSINATED HARIRI.
THIS IS ANOTHER DIRECT ASSAULT ON THE PEACE PROCESS - AND ON THE DEMOCRATIZATION PROCESS - BY IRAN AND SYRIA - (RUSSIA'S TWO BIGGEST CLIENTS IN THE REGION).
ISRAEL AND THE USA AND THE LEBANESE PEOPLE MUST RETALIATE AGAINST SYRIA - NOW - BY ATTACKING AND DESTROYING THE SYRIAN MILITARY FORCES IN LEBANON AND BY ANNIHILATING HIZBALLAH AND THEREBY FREEING SOUTHERN LEBANON FROM THEIR NEOJIHADIST STRANGLEHOLD.
UPDATE: "Reuters" reports that Islamic Jihad claims resposibility for the attack. This is NOT a subsatntial difference: both Islamic Jihad and Hizballah are fronts for Iranian and Syrian hegemony and neojihadism:
Syrian Operational and Logistical Support
As early as 1993, Shiqaqi [a founder of Islamic Jihad] acknowledged that he received Iranian funding and channeled it to operatives in Gaza and the West Bank. "Iran gives us money and supports us," he said in an interview with Newsday, "then we supply the money and arms to the occupied territories and support the families of our people. Just about all of it goes there because that's where most of our organization is."7
The most detailed evidence that Islamic Jihad leaders in Damascus planned attacks, sent orders for attacks to operatives in the territories and funneled money to them, comes from the documents of PA intelligence agencies seized by Israeli forces in the West Bank earlier this year and deemed authentic by American officials. In an October 2001 document, Palestinian Preventive Security chief Jibril Rajoub briefed Yasser Arafat on the activities of Palestinian terrorist groups in Syria, citing intelligence indicating that "intensive meetings are being held in Damascus, in which leaders of the Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front and the Hezbollah take part, in an attempt to increase the joint activities "inside," with financial support
Until we destroy the tyrannies in Syria and Iran there can be no peace and no democracy in the Holy Land. Destroying the Syrian and Iranian tyrannies would be easier with Putin's help, but he has evidently decided to screw us and to use Syria and Iran to try to reestablish Russian hegemony in the region. That's okay: Syria's defeat and Iran's defeat will be Putin's defeat too.