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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, December 12, 2005

Gibran Tueni killed in the blast

Un-effin-believable: A prominent anti-Syrian journalist and lawmaker was killed Monday in a bombing that targeted his motorcade, his close ally said. Gibran Tueni was one of three people killed in the explosion in a mostly Christian area of eastern Beirut, said Walid Jumblatt, a leading Lebanese politician. Gibran Tueni heralded the anti-syrian pro-lebanese independence Al Nahar newspaper. He was also a member of the lebanese Parliament. He is the first journalist to demand-in an open letter to Bashar Al Assad- that the syrians leave Lebanon, and that was back in 2000, and his last editorial was decrying the mass graves they found of lebanese killed by the syrians as a crime against humanity. To say that he is on the syrian's list of people to kill would be an understatement. The man was a thorn in the syrians' asses, whose President just promised "global chaos" in the case international sanctions against Syria got imposed. But yeah, he is innocent, his country is innocent and the people who are really behind everything are the evil Jews. Sigh... The best way to describe how I feel is what Raja said on the lebanesebloggers blog: The Damn Syrians! DAMN SYRIANS!!!! They don't know how to do anything else. Seriously.. RIP Gibran Tunei.


At 12/12/2005 08:58:00 AM, Anonymous Hicham said...

No, I hope Tueni rests in hell, not in peace. He was one of the biggest racists in Lebanon, inciting violence against Syrian workers. During the so-scalled independence revolution in Lebanon, Jubran Tuwayni referred to Shi`ite masses as "sheep". He also used to write informant's reports for Ghazi Kan`an and was a police informer so that he can gain political support and run for office. This right-wing untalented writer who is discredited among Muslims and who was told by Christian voters in East Beirut to go to "Hariri's house" when he showed his face after the assassination of Samir Qasir.

At 12/12/2005 09:12:00 AM, Blogger Raja said...

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At 12/12/2005 09:13:00 AM, Blogger Raja said...

Hicham... you take words out of their context, you present claims as facts without any evidence, you call Tueni a racist, and you play the Muslim - Kafir card!

Good stuff man! Good stuff! Very enlightened discourse.

At 12/12/2005 10:06:00 AM, Anonymous Hicham said...

Please explain to me the "Muslim - Kafir card"? I am an atheist.

At 12/12/2005 11:23:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

I don't think it's the Syrians. Not because they wouldn't do it, but because this is about the last thing they need right now. But on the other hand, maybe they really ARE that stupid.

At 12/12/2005 02:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hicham, explain how Tueni is a racist. Because he said shi-ite masses were sheep? You'll have to do better than that. Compare that to Mohamed saying that God turned Some of the Jews into apes and pigs. Explain what you mean by racist and don't try to deflect by saying "I'm an atheist".

At 12/12/2005 05:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tueni never said shiites are sheep. This is the biggest distortions of facts ever propagated by the extremist sectarian al manar tv.

This is how it happened:
Tueni was having a conference in french at the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut when one student asked for his opinion about the Hizbullah claims that there were 1.6 million people in their demonstration (8 of March).
His reply was that we shouldn't look at demonstrations in terms of sheer numbers, because here we're talking about people and not sheep.
Next day al manar headlines: Tueni called shiites sheep!!!!
Can anyone be more dishonest than this?

At 12/12/2005 07:03:00 PM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

take a look at my comments before putting up part of your post. (with a hat tip of course)
I have some good links in there.

At 12/13/2005 06:20:00 AM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

Tueni never made a racist claim. He comes from a respected family with well-known Arab sensibilities. His newspaper kept denouncing the Syrian dictatorships and kept calling for freedom in the Arab world. Your accusations are gratuitous and not supported by any element. Just try to find a racist article written by Tueni and paste it here.


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