Lebanese security officials are helpless
After yesterday's assassination attempt on May Chidiac, which cost her 2 limbs, Lebanon went through a series of unified anti-syrian protests, while the Lebanese security officials admitted helplessness in stopping the attacks. Interior Minister Hassan Sabei warned of an ongoing "terrorist plot" to destabilise the country and acknowledged the government was finding it difficult to break the chain of attacks. The government's admitted helplessness in tracking down the perpetrators of the bombings lends credence to public fears of increased violence as the country anxiously awaits the findings of a UN investigation into the murder of former prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri, a probe which could possibly implicate Syria and some of its allies in Lebanon. Sabei said security agencies would intensify their intelligence gathering efforts. "We are facing some kind of phantom, a certain person or party, who are professionals and who have hatched a terrorist plot and are carrying it out," he said after a meeting with security agencies led by Prime Minister Fuad Siniora. Gee, I wonder who could it be?