8 Dead, 78 Hurt as Powerful Car Bomb Hits near Ashrafiyeh's Sassine Square

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A powerful car bomb on Friday rocked a street adjacent to Sassine Square in Ashrafiyeh, leaving eight people dead, including Brigadier General Wissam al-Hasan, chief of the Intelligence Bureau of the Internal Security Forces.

Seventy-eight people were wounded in the first such attack in the Lebanese capital since 2008, according to state-run National News Agency.

The booby-trapped car was parked outside a five-story building facing al-Farah Library, around 200 meters from the Phalange Party's Central House, NNA said.

An Agence France Presse photographer saw two apartment buildings devastated by the bombing. One building was ablaze as Red Cross workers evacuated bloodied casualties.

Balconies were torn off by the force of the blast, windows shattered and cars crushed by falling masonry.

Flying glass from the shattered windows wounded more than 20 people inside their apartments, NNA said.

The agency noted that the blast did not target the convoy of a political figure.

"We heard a powerful explosion. The earth shook under our feet," said Roland, 19, among a large crowd of army, rescue workers and onlookers at the scene.

Interior Minister Marwan Charbel later arrived on the scene to inspect the explosion's aftermath.

Georges Kettaneh, in charge of the Red Cross operation, said at least 37 people were wounded.

Relatives of employees at BEMO bank, whose windows were broken, dashed to the area to look for their children. "Where is Pierre?" one man cried, as a young woman searched for her mother in the rubble.

Nancy, aged 45, was in tears as she reflected on having nearly missed death.

"I was just coming home when I saw my house in flames. I would have been dead if I had stayed home."

A rescue worker, identifying himself as Rahmeh, said "this reminds me of attacks during the (1975-1990) civil war and after the war."

Prime Minister Najib Miqati said "the government and all its security and judicial authorities are on alert to unveil the circumstances of this blast, pursue and punish the perpetrators, and foil any attempts to drag Lebanon back to the episode of bombings."

Miqati also declared Saturday a day of national mourning and ordered the closure of state institutes, the lowering of flags to half-mast and the modification of TV and radio programming.

An extraordinary security meeting was also held at the Grand Serail to discuss the attack, while cabinet was expected to convene on Saturday morning to address the situation.

Comments 147
Default-user-icon guest (Guest) 19 October 2012, 15:43

M14 got too arrogant syria replied...

Missing eurybaric 19 October 2012, 16:08

A very plausible theory. Fits their style..

Missing un520 19 October 2012, 15:43

Probably a targeted operation that has or hasnt succeeded. Whos the target?

Thumb slash 19 October 2012, 19:23

Wissam el Hassan !

Thumb MakaWaka 19 October 2012, 15:43

Allah yer7am yali twafou...w yali AKEED were innocent w ma khason bil ossa kila.

Any news on who was targeted in this stunt?

Thumb slash 19 October 2012, 19:24

Wissam el Hassan , and they got him , w khallaso M8 meno ;)

Default-user-icon Long-live-lebanon (Guest) 19 October 2012, 15:44

Low life cowards show your faces and fights us face to face

Thumb thefool 19 October 2012, 15:44

Why won't they Leave Lebanon Alone? These Evil Bastards!

Default-user-icon iso (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:05

Because they consider Lebanon a unforgivable mistake of history and geography.

Default-user-icon iso (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:08

Because they consider Lebanon a unforgivable mistake of history and of geography.

Missing roger@10452 19 October 2012, 15:44

Michel Semaha was caught but all his syrian crony allies will make sure that his plan of terror goes on.

My God bless the souls of all the dead and heal all the wounded!!!

Thumb slash 19 October 2012, 19:25

Samaha was a distraction so that something bigger goes into lebanon and the palestinian camps have jobs now ;)

Default-user-icon Name (Guest) 19 October 2012, 15:45

samaha 2.0

Default-user-icon BrainDead (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:07

These people are braindead... their brains were washed so many times, over and over and over again ... there is nothing left there. No hope :(

The only thing you can do is pray for their lost souls ... heroin, LSD or Mushrooms doesn't even do this to people ! Bunch of paranoid lunatic brainless fools !

Default-user-icon majd (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:24

@ Phil, take Mark Twain's advise "never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience"

Default-user-icon karim_m1 (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:00

FlameThrower so how far were you in you getaway taxi before you pressed the explode button? Sorry I could not be there with you.

Thumb bigsami 19 October 2012, 18:40

Absolutely.....facilitated through their partners in crime HA!

Thumb geha 19 October 2012, 18:59

aoun accused wissam al hassan the other day and today he is the target of this assassination.
I leave it to you to to judge who is behind this.
war is at the door, and he will be avenged.

Thumb geha 19 October 2012, 19:00

aoun accused wissam al hassan the other day and today he is the target of this assassination.
I leave it to you to to judge who is behind this.
war is at the door, and he will be avenged.

Missing shark25 19 October 2012, 15:45

The Lebanese must unit now and stand up to the evil Bastards and in this case its Syria and Israel..

Missing phillipo 19 October 2012, 15:57

You'll do anything to blame Israel for everything that goes wrong in Lebanon. No wonder the country is in such a bad state.

Missing theobserver 19 October 2012, 16:15

At least the christians should be united as they are the targeted ones. bas 3abas ! they r stubborn and don't care about people's lives nearly as much as they care about their own interests.

Thumb slash 19 October 2012, 19:25

this chair is too tempting , my precious ;)

Missing un520 19 October 2012, 15:47

re positiveneutral
Unfortunately both previous and more recent history shows that there are more than enough lebanese willing to do the work of other countries (including both Israel, Iran and Syria) or groups.

Default-user-icon Marianne (Guest) 19 October 2012, 15:47

Khalaaaaaaaaaaaaaas

Thumb MakaWaka 19 October 2012, 15:50

Akeed not someone from the Lebanese side... but its the Lebanese who end up cleaning the KAK.
Allah yostor meen they targeted and if they hit their mark... if they did ma32ouli touwla3... which is EXACTLY el hadaf min wara hal khabriyeh!

Thumb tabasco 19 October 2012, 15:52

Bashar insists on diverting the attention by exporting the problem to the surroundings . The question now who carried Mamlook's exposives this time??

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 19 October 2012, 15:57

nobody can be sure immediately who did it, but i was worried since the visit of akhdar ibrahimi and saying the syrian war will spill outside syria and will eat akhdar and yebes...this ibrahimi is definitely not akhdar at all.he seems repeating bashar'sideas about burning the region?????

Missing Cyanide 19 October 2012, 15:59

That is the work of the MOSAD my brother

Missing trend 19 October 2012, 16:57

la2 malisia aw.. la2 congo! aw la2 portugal!!! kell el ness bass mech Sourya Bachar!!
w3a ba2a

Default-user-icon qawmi john (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:36

the Mossad is your brother?

Thumb slash 19 October 2012, 19:22

la2 Qawmi john , but the syrian is not his father ;) w fehmak kfeyei ;)

Thumb lebanon_first 19 October 2012, 16:00

Samaha got caught. But other smaller samahas still at large. This one of them. I hope Bachar rots in hell with his bitch bousssayna

Thumb MakaWaka 19 October 2012, 16:05

Pls keep comments AND insults relevant. mothers, wives, daughters etc.... not needed.
No matter how low they stoop, lets show them we still got more manners and class than they ever dream of having.

Default-user-icon Overseer (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:06

I dont get it when some of you say "not from the lebanese side". It's the lebanese dogs who sold themselves to whatever their purchaser's agenda is. I have left lebanon for good and will only return when the politicians who were involved in the first civil war are all trashed and some new blood is appointed. However, I feel that most of you actually want it that way. Lebanon is a temporary country. When the Assad and Iranian regimes are defeated, a big portion of lebanon will be lost as it becomes part of a larger whole.

Default-user-icon lebanonunited (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:06

this is awful ...not again :((((((((((

@positivneutral agreed... it is aimed at the christian people ...no politician was near the site of explosion ...

they will say hizballah or isreal or syria or iran ... but who ?

this blast is very calculated and targeted to a specific group of people ... only those who want to send a domestic message or spread resentment in christians toward others parties ...would do this ..
let the blaming game begin

many reasons will come up ..many explanation and interpretation too... and the truth will get lost ...leaving the feeling of frustration increasing in every lebanese citizen

Thumb slash 19 October 2012, 19:28

Dude Wissam el Hassan have been torn into pieces ... what is that :"no one has been targeted" ? ano the only person who was still holding this bloody country has been killed ! CHa3b 7mar wala byou3a ...

Default-user-icon Z_abster (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:11

Thank you Sayed Hassan , liberating the land must be done thru Boutras Harb's elevator and Achrafiet .
Hizbollah is a danger to the Free Syrian Army , Lebanese christians and Sunnis . But ultimately its fighters will pay a heavier price than the rest .

Thumb Loubnani 19 October 2012, 16:14

How incredibly sad! My heart aches for all the innocent victims. I cannot imagine the terror they had to go through again. I have seen and watched you all insult each other because of you differing political views for quite a while now on here. I never wanted to get involved in the childish finger pointing and blaming. This is what it all come down to. Our differing views in the name of individuals weakens us as a country and makes things like this possible. Lebanon and it's people (all it's people) are what matters and nothing else.

God be with the families of the victims

All the best to you all

Default-user-icon ll (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:56

amen!

Default-user-icon the mafia strikes (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:18

this is what happens when u tell berri he will not be appointed again as speaker of the house..

Default-user-icon page (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:19

mowaten wasn't Michel Samaha's assignment to cause sectarian strife and pit us against each others. I think other parts of the city especially the mostly Muslim quarters should watch out and be very vigilant whoever did this would want it to look like a tit for tat

Default-user-icon Concerned (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:25

Whomever can leave lebanon , should leave asap , this country will never be safe and will never be a place worth living . with neighbours like this , what can you expect.

Default-user-icon I'm Staying (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:30

This is exactly what THEY want ! They want people who give a damn about Lebanon to leave so they can control the country in peace without interference or opposition!

Go ahead, leave you coward and don't look back ! You don't deserve to be here !

Default-user-icon Ezzo (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:55

No he is absolutely spot on. Religion is the problem and until we all drop these stone age beliefs and become secular Lebanese, this will never stop. Keep dividing and being loyal to your "sects" for nothing. You are just being used, and in all likelihood, these religions just aren't true anyway. You are all wasting your time.

Default-user-icon I'm Staying (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:18

Religion, Money and Media ... this is how they control you sheep.

If you leave, you will be a slave to another form of control thinking you've won freedom but "no one is more enslaved than he who thinks he is free".

You are manipulated by religion and enslaved by thinking that to earn your place in Paradise, you need to abide by their rules

You are enslaved by banks and money thinking that the ONLY way to survive is to earn money, buy stuff and pay your debts.

You are enslaved by media swallowing any bullshit they feed you from your shepperd politicians.

If you leave like many others did, you are giving away to terrorists (including our politicians) and you are abandoning any hope for the future of this country.

But no one will stop you ... go ahead and build yourself a "better" life elsewhere. Exchange one form of slavery for another.

I'm staying !

Default-user-icon lebneniyye al (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:14

exactly!!! we don't deserve to be here. We deserve a better place! What's keeping me here, the 'land'? yes enjoy your 'land', I don't even own a house! plus I can't give my nationality to my children. F***. Yes, I don't deserve to be here.

Thumb ramzi 20 October 2012, 07:13

ahhh listen up dickhead, u thinking your braveheart? This country has brought nothing but sh#i to its inhabitants. Ignorance, selfishness and your bs bravado tops it off. You cannot blame anyone for wanting to leave, this is not living. The circumstances we are under are some of the worst historically and in the present. You are the stubborn ignorant coward. I give up, Im planning to leave and its not 'cause of this bomb. I had decided a month ago. Ive been here for 21 years and dont regret it, but Im not stupid enough to watch my country die a slow pointless death while everyone sits there and doesnt change a thing!

Thumb Chupachups 19 October 2012, 16:25

F**********k not again! ....

Default-user-icon Photolover (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:27

Qatar + Saudi = destruction of Lebanon

This is heartbreaking. We cannot fall into the trap our neighboring countries are setting us up for.

Default-user-icon FlameThrower (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:59

come to think of it I should have used the name Photoshoplover.

Default-user-icon Carlos56 (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:31

Here in The United States, we are so sad for this horrible violence killing. I pray for the family of the lost live and all those hurt/ wounded. When will this war will end? Love to you all I am not Lebanese but have very good friends in your homeland. Blessings to all.

Missing rognation 19 October 2012, 16:33

Syrian regime through their evil networks. Demonstrations needed NOW

Default-user-icon bystander (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:33

the politicians are there to make opinion and console the vicrtims ..WHAT ?!!! ..how can this help the investigation ..let all the people who are not supposed to be there, cleared out ..and let the the lebanon CSI do its job and collect evidence .. we dont need to hear the politician ...we need to hear what evidence found

Default-user-icon Rowan McBlawdy (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:35

March 14, how did this one slip the prominent inspector Wissam al-Clouseau? Are you ready to go on the counter attack? Get ready. Get set. Go. Go. Go. Go. Go warriors. The haters of the lovers of life are at it again. Repeat after me: WE WANT STL AND WE WANT IT NOW. NO STL, NO PEACE.

Default-user-icon new song (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:05

hop hop haydar haydar ya housein ya housein smach my skull in no brain there to damage ya housein ya housein jump jump ya ali ya ali my head is wide open only gas comes out no major damad ya housein ya housein haydar haydar haydar labayka ya nasrallah la immaka ya khamenie bil dam bil rou7 nafdeeka ya bashar jimp jump smash smash blood blood i love human remains they are orgasmic when i see human remains i touch myself

Default-user-icon naiim qassem (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:52

hariboun, are you talking to me you are such a tease

Default-user-icon kesrweneh (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:30

Rowan I bet it broke your heart when the prominent inspector Wissam al-Clouseau caught Michel Samaha and his sisterly explosives.

Thumb thepatriot 19 October 2012, 20:14

You must feal really stupid now keserweneh...

Default-user-icon Guest from Montreal (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:35

In all those comments, i see blames for Syria, Israel and Iran. What about Saudi Arabia? Them too have their canine supporters in Lebanon, which are not better than all other canine supporters of the other 3 neighbors...

Default-user-icon gaveupman (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:37

Wake up people! we will continue to suffer as long as we think Christians, M8, M14, Shia, Sunnis, etc... we need to unite! its been ages we r suffering and will continue as long as we r not 1. wake up people and save your country, we don't need weapons nore allies, we need TO BE FREEKIN' UNITED!... enough martyrs and enough betrayals! :-(

Thumb slash 19 October 2012, 20:36

you are right dude , but one of the duties of the Ummah is to get bakc Palestine , and that what is Lebanon paying for , at least what they want us to beleive in ;)

Missing anonymetexasusa 19 October 2012, 16:44

People should have Closed Circuit TV cameras installed all over Lebanon.
No criminal should be allowed to remain unidentified/loose.

Thumb lebanon_first 19 October 2012, 19:31

This is the smartest comment today. WE SHOULD HAVE F..ING CCTV CAMS all over the country. We are too advanced today to keep blaming the Gods of Thunder for rain. We should scientifically find the culprits. Fullstop

Missing trend 19 October 2012, 16:45

Malisia!!! Aw la2... Congo!!! Bass akiiiiiiiiiiiiid mech Sourya Bachar!!

Default-user-icon libanene (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:46

people grow up and respect those who were injured, spare us the political junk

Default-user-icon Zehlewe (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:46

Guys nobody spoke about the terrorists of nahr el bared that escaped jail thanks to some lebanese authorities! They can be the one who did this in Ashrafieh! In this country if you commit mistakes you are never punished, things must change, starting by removing all the people in the government, one by one, and getting down to the base of the pyramid!

Missing anonymetexasusa 19 October 2012, 16:46

Now we know what the 3 fath el islam escapee have been plotting since their escape

Missing anonymetexasusa 19 October 2012, 16:48

On the other hand it could be Assad's Samaha back up team In action.

Default-user-icon Good Neighboor (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:11

As it so happens, the explosion happened less than 50m away from Samaha's house ...

Default-user-icon Yehya Abuserais (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:48

Thanks Bashar, thanks Najad, & your followers.
LEAVE us alone and go to HE*L

Default-user-icon yahya abusarais (Guest) 19 October 2012, 16:51

thanks bashar, thanks najad, and followers.
Leave us alone and go to hel*

Missing trend 19 October 2012, 16:51

I personally never said it was a lebanese party ! But i always assumed it was syria!
And the pro-syrian parties are only here to blame israel! We have seen this scenario many times!
I think that now bachar's govmt is uncovered with everything it's doing for its own people man!
HA and inc have to really start thinking

Thumb thepatriot 19 October 2012, 16:52

We know nothing... but Bashar and friend come to one's mind...

Missing anonymetexasusa 19 October 2012, 16:54

Wether it is Saudi/Qatari sponsored takfiri network
Or Bashar regime orders/Hizbullah and allies execution.
What is certain is that Christians are always the target.

Thumb geha 19 October 2012, 16:56

welcome to the war.
for those refusing to point it on hizbushaitan, I would say the following:
there is no difference wether it is the syrian regime, iran or hizbushaitan.
as this group is facing the worst days, they are sending a message to all that they can do enough damage.
this is the start, and the upcoming days will show escalations.....
fallaso!
hizbushaitan and allies know now they will be the biggest loosers when the elections will happen, and they are sending a message.
at all counts, this cabinet should resign, especially after all its failures, and where we are being taken.

Thumb AngryLeb 19 October 2012, 17:02

MOsad, akid behind, this , but who ever has done this , is a mother fucker eben charm@#@#4

Missing gabby6 19 October 2012, 17:03

The same as it ever was.......Syria, Syria, Syria.....and Hezbollah.

Default-user-icon lebnene (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:48

the same as it ever was..... blame x, blame y, blame z.... and never do anything to help. These injured need blood, spare your blames and go donate! No wonder this country never moves forward!

Default-user-icon Arturo (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:07

Looks like Lebanon needs an "internal" resistance movement more than it does an "external" one

Missing rognation 19 October 2012, 17:09

Syrian regime through their evil networks. Demonstrations needed NOW

Missing bigjohn 19 October 2012, 17:45

The target here is the Christian community (M8, M14, and independents).The group who has targeted Christian communities in the middle east is Zarqawi type extremists who consider anyone who is not a sunni as an enemy. Of Course, the Evil zionist regime (who is a threat to the whole region) through Peres just announced that the resistance is more a threat to Lebanon than to the Zionist entity. They do not like M8 or M14...they want a Lebanese government like the slavish SLA!

Default-user-icon lebnene (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:46

people grow up, respect those who were injured, spare us the political junk

Missing ydafylsa 19 October 2012, 17:47

It doesn't matter who was behind this despicable act, Syria, Israel, Al-Qaeda or Hezbollah; fuck this country I will not keep my children there one more single week, what kind of future they should expect? it has been non stop crap since 1958 and will not stop anytime soon.

Thumb CarlRachid 19 October 2012, 17:49

IT IS SIMPLE! Their is nothing NOTHING wrong with ANY Lebanese people! SHI'IA, MARONITE, GREEK ORTHODOX, SUNNI, DRUZE... We must MUST unite! And against who? HIZBOLLAH, SYRIA, IRAN, and ALL THE POLITICIANS! People please pay attention! They THE FUCKING SYRIANS did this today in order to scare the people in order to make them afraid in order to blame Israel. The fucking Jews don't want war! The timing was perfect for this. Think about it. The evil bastards in Israel said, 'hizbollah is pushing us with that whole drone bullshit' and know this. This is the work of Hizbollah.

Missing anonymetexasusa 19 October 2012, 17:49

Guys
Does anyone has a list of casualties or a link to it.
I have some friends over there, and want to check that they are not among the victims

Missing rognation 19 October 2012, 17:51

Syrian regime through their evil networks. Demonstrations needed NOW

Default-user-icon lebnene (Guest) 19 October 2012, 17:51

hey administrator, are you seriously approving all these people blaming x or y???
The administrator of these posts want people to end up causing a civil war again!
Why don't you all respect those who were injured and spare us your political junk. Don't you see this country needs us to stand together???

Missing ulpianus 19 October 2012, 18:04

My brothers in nation. Try not to throw accusations out in the air. At least for respect to the victims.

Any politician that after five minutes blames israel, Syria or anybody else should be a suspect to the crime himself and investigated.

Lets learn from the mistakes of our parents, or the generations before us that choose war before calming down and trying to investigate. Even if we dont get anything from investigating, we would not get anything from following our mafia politicians who randomly blames groups depending on their interest that particular day..

Missing ulpianus 19 October 2012, 18:05

My brothers in nation. Try not to throw accusations out in the air. At least for respect to the victims.

Any politician that after five minutes blames israel, Syria or anybody else should be a suspect to the crime himself and investigated.

Lets learn from the mistakes of our parents, or the generations before us that choose war before calming down and trying to investigate. Even if we dont get anything from investigating, we would not get anything from following our mafia politicians who randomly blames groups depending on their interest that particular day..

Missing ulpianus 19 October 2012, 18:05

My brothers in nation. Try not to throw accusations out in the air. At least for respect to the victims.

Any politician that after five minutes blames israel, Syria or anybody else should be a suspect to the crime himself and investigated.

Lets learn from the mistakes of our parents, or the generations before us that choose war before calming down and trying to investigate. Even if we dont get anything from investigating, we would not get anything from following our mafia politicians who randomly blames groups depending on their interest that particular day..

Default-user-icon labib (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:08

a michele sammaha type arrangment that was sent by bashar to lebanon propably ssnp traitors to there party and to lebanon

Default-user-icon realist (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:10

Spare us the POLITICAL JUNK and LOVE YOUR COUNTRY and ALL those in it!! please, STOP being SHEEP or you'll be SLAIN by whoever you are following!!

Default-user-icon MG (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:10

with a tear in my soul, shouldnt a tragedy like this UNITE instead of DIVIDE.. irrespective of religion, political affiliation.. kids have nothing to do with this.. when will we learn how to LIVE instead how to DIE . am pretty convinced that there is a majority out there that doesnt care about current so called "leaders".

Missing ulpianus 19 October 2012, 18:12

Sorry for the triple post. A result of slow internet...

Default-user-icon LebExile (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:13

I cant blame anyone if 100% certainty, but lets consider the facts.
Israel is more likely to attack a hizbollah target - like their weapons depots, like they have done in the past.
Samaha was caught red handed - smuggling in explosives to stir sectarian strife. He confessed that Syria's president had specifically ordered that he target christian/sunni areas to stir trouble between them.

Like I said - I dont have proof who did it one way or the other, but when a car is stolen, you usually suspect the car thief - not the rapist!

Missing Perestroika 19 October 2012, 19:08

Can not say it better!

Default-user-icon tiredofnonsense (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:23

Why don't you people look back to the random rubbish you write??? Stop throwing hatred and start accepting differences and help those who were hurt by this nonsense.
STOP
STOP!!!
STOP!!!!!!!

Default-user-icon colombo (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:29

According to logic, the one who did this could only be, Geagea, Jumblat or a mossad agent, those are the ones who could benefit from a conflict between the shiaa vs. sunni or christian vs muslims.

Default-user-icon michel samaha (Guest) 19 October 2012, 19:22

colombo, you're an idiot and thank you

Default-user-icon colombo (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:31

According to logic, the one who did this could only be, Geagea, Jumblat or a mossad agent, those are the ones who could benefit from a conflict between the shiaa vs. sunni or christian vs muslims.

Default-user-icon Colombo (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:37

According to logic, the one who did this could only be, Geagea, Jumblat or a mossad agent, those are the ones who could benefit from a conflict between the shiaa vs. sunni or christian vs muslims.

Default-user-icon supporter of LEBANON (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:42

WISE! LISTEN YOU SHEEP:
"with a tear in my soul, shouldnt a tragedy like this UNITE instead of DIVIDE.. irrespective of religion, political affiliation.. kids have nothing to do with this.. when will we learn how to LIVE instead how to DIE . am pretty convinced that there is a majority out there that doesnt care about current so called "leaders"."

Default-user-icon sickofthis (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:45

HERE GOES AGAIN:
You did it! No you did it! No you did it!! No they did it! No they did it!
WeinnnWeinnnWeinnn
You're all sheep, now repeat after me: Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Default-user-icon guest (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:46

Until we found it was targeted at wissam al hasan i sincerely thought it was the mossad....now we know who the only beneficiaries of this are.

Default-user-icon NOT IN LEBANON (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:48

This is beyond sad...this is a really tragedy... I cannot believe we are allowing our souls be played by the stupid politicians there... all of them ( current politicians), with no exceptions, must be burnt to ashes...

Default-user-icon joke! (Guest) 19 October 2012, 18:59

yes gaegae killed wissam el hasan to because of all the incriminating evidence he had against pro syrian officials?? you have to be kidding me how do you people even put this bullshit together!

Default-user-icon joke! (Guest) 19 October 2012, 19:00

yes gaegae killed wissam el hasan to because of all the incriminating evidence he had against pro syrian officials?? you have to be kidding me how do you people even put this bullshit together!

Thumb anonymouslb 19 October 2012, 19:02

غتيال وسام الحسن ... هيدا كان الموضوع... الله يستر ... من فعلها هدفه حرب شيعية سنية في لبنان ، من فعلها يريد ان يخرب البلد ... كونوا أوعى ... فكروا بأولادكم ... حرب طائفية ستدمر البلد و لن ينتصر فيها سوى الموت و الدمار . هذا وقت الوعي و التفكير و النضج .

Thumb anonymouslb 19 October 2012, 19:03

غتيال وسام الحسن ... هيدا كان الموضوع... الله يستر ... من فعلها هدفه حرب شيعية سنية في لبنان ، من فعلها يريد ان يخرب البلد ... كونوا أوعى ... فكروا بأولادكم ... حرب طائفية ستدمر البلد و لن ينتصر فيها سوى الموت و الدمار . هذا وقت الوعي و التفكير و النضج .

Thumb anonymouslb 19 October 2012, 19:03

غتيال وسام الحسن ... هيدا كان الموضوع... الله يستر ... من فعلها هدفه حرب شيعية سنية في لبنان ، من فعلها يريد ان يخرب البلد ... كونوا أوعى ... فكروا بأولادكم ... حرب طائفية ستدمر البلد و لن ينتصر فيها سوى الموت و الدمار . هذا وقت الوعي و التفكير و النضج .

Thumb andre.jabbour 19 October 2012, 19:05

Aoun must die

Thumb andre.jabbour 19 October 2012, 19:05

Allah yir7amo. He was a good guy.

Missing jayjay 19 October 2012, 19:08

Now that you all have a few more facts on who died... Are you all sure you want to debate who did what...

Default-user-icon Danny B (Guest) 19 October 2012, 19:11

As an Israeli I would like to send my Sincere condolences to the families of the victims and quick recovery to the wounded.
Those cowards who did it must be caught and brought to justice.
Its a Tragedy to Lebanon, as such a beautiful country suffers from so many problems and threats from inside and outside.
There is no justification that Lebanon should be threaten by evil powers. I was in Lebanon in 1982 as a soldier but wish once will come the day I'll be able to visit as a tourist and enjoy its beauty not holding a gun.
Wish Lebanon will return to be the Switzerland of the Med and not as a warm nest to terror groups who brought only death and destruction to Lebanon.

Missing sab3a-ayar 20 October 2012, 05:53

like the death and destruction you brought.

Thumb MakaWaka 19 October 2012, 19:14

finally the answer to the question iave been asking all day. WHO was targeted??
My fears came true, cause such a HUGE blast must have targeted someone important.
ALLAH YER7AM all el shihada.
SAD.

Missing gabby6 19 October 2012, 19:14

Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria
Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria
Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria
Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria Syria....and their Hizbcocaine allies.

Default-user-icon Farfar Karkar (Guest) 19 October 2012, 21:53

Go warrior. Go. Go. Go. Go. Go. teach them Syrians a lesson they will never forget. Or isn't this what you March 14 warriors have been doing? And what lessons these are. ya lataftaf. Would you say the ASSad regime will fall next Thursday?

Thumb MakaWaka 19 October 2012, 19:15

@anonyleb. yes...Allah yostor.

Default-user-icon Rolfen (Guest) 19 October 2012, 19:15

7amdellah all the politicians are safe.
BTW, please censor my message.

Thumb MakaWaka 19 October 2012, 19:17

@ COLOMBO... This just goes to prove how 3/4 of Leb's think they are "fada7il bi te7leil el siyesi"

Default-user-icon GodHelpUs (Guest) 19 October 2012, 19:18

I would love to hear someone from either side dispute who did this? There is only 1 team that could have done this according the targeted man. RIP Chief Hassan. A true martyr who uncovered bombings like this one, but sadly this bombing caught up to him. I thank you for all the lives you have saved, and god send us someone to protect us.

Thumb slash 19 October 2012, 19:22

lol

Default-user-icon NorthernLight (Guest) 19 October 2012, 19:25

Pretty easy math, need to ask the sayed nasrallah in the rat whole if he knows how to add that up.

Missing gcb1 19 October 2012, 19:32

Aaaand of course, a bomb happens, and we Lebanese do nothing but start pointing fingers, defend our politicians and insult the other political side.

The bombs work and cause chaos because we allow that to happen. When it happens, we accuse eachother and divide one another, which is the goal of the bomb in the first place (to divide us against one another).

So for those accusing Syria, Hezb, Iran, Israel, Samaha, get out of the country or go educate yourselves. The problem in Lebanon is division, sectarian division brought about by the sectarian system. THAT is what we should blame the bomb on.

Thumb anonymouslb 19 October 2012, 19:47

yeslam temmak

Missing safra1 19 October 2012, 19:46

this is so sad. poor lebanon caught up in, and torn apart by, its neighbour's brutality and problems. my prayers go out to all the victims and their friends/families. hopefully a peaceful future is possible for the civilians in syria, lebanon, israel.

Missing un520 19 October 2012, 19:48

May God have mercy on the soul of this true lebanese martyr, and to the rest of the victims today. Now look to the revealing PC of Samaha to disappear in mysrious ways soon, or to Hizbollah revealing an exclusive drone footage from 2004 to prove that the Israelis planned it.

Thumb anonymouslb 19 October 2012, 19:54

Pendant 15 ans à chaque fois qu'un mec trébuchait on disait la seconde d'après que c'était la faute d'israel... maintenant à chaque fois que quelque chose se passe c'est la faute à la syrie... ce qui est dans les 2 cas indecent politiquement et éthiquement... prenez du recul bordel... Pavlov aurait adoré ce pays... vos réactions sont exactement ce que les poseurs de cette bombe prévoyaient... maintenant retrouvons nous tous sur la place sassine à 21h quelques soient nos affinités politiques... avec le drapeau libanais et allumons un bougie à la mémoire des disparus et pour un avenir en paix...

Default-user-icon Lebanese (Guest) 19 October 2012, 21:21

Well said.

Missing sikoflebanon 19 October 2012, 20:00

To all the bloggers on this site, to all the Lebanese who read this: it's about time you wake up! No more sweet talks, no more diplomacy, no more national dialogue table, no more BS...
If you're still home, you're a bunch of cowards with a dead brain.
If you don't have a weapon already, it's about fukin time you get one!
You should be in your street tonight, guarding your neighborhoods, searching cars and checking ids. If you're counting on the security forces to protect you, look at what happened today, they can't protect their own chief.
Enough waiting for the M14 wussies to tell you what to do. Enough expecting that M8 will stop facilitating terrorist attacks by the assad regime.
If you want to be safe, take your safety in your own hands. I'm not calling on attacking other neighborhoods, or for you to start a civil war, but in light of the tragic events if you're not going to take your security in your own hands don't blame but yourselves for what's going to happen.

Thumb slash 19 October 2012, 20:49

When you ask sectarian/uneducated/brainwashed people to get a gun and go to the streetss , it is like you are asking them to go and kill each others ... The general idea is honorable , but in this situation it is more stupid than something else!

Missing sab3a-ayar 20 October 2012, 05:51

lol...that is funny

Thumb thepatriot 19 October 2012, 20:12

Oh crap! FT is staying...

Thumb CarlRachid 19 October 2012, 20:37

$1,000,000 dollars will be paid in CASH FOR THE HEAD OF HASSAN NASRALLAH! $5,000,000 dollars in CASH FOR THE HEAD OF BASHAR AL ASSAD! I am Chrisitian Saliba, I live at 588 Placido Plaza - Sau Paulo-Brazil, you will receive your payment in cash! I am legitimate in every way! Wait people... I will deliver the head of the devil, both devils! And no one will say I'm anti Muslim, I AM MUSLIM! Not Christian.... Wait and see, I will personally deliver their heads on a silver platter for all to see....

Missing anonymetexasusa 19 October 2012, 21:06

Wissam Al Hassan
Under his watch
Samaha, and other Bashar terrorist cells were indentified and arrested.
Also Under his watch
Israeli spies and their affiliated terrorist cells were captured in Lebanon.
Bottom line is
In Lebanon, If you belong to one side or the other you are safe.
But if your loyalty is toward Lebanon, and only Lebanon, you are dead.
Both sides, Israel & Bashar will put away their differences & cooperate together to make it happen.

Missing anonymetexasusa 19 October 2012, 21:27

to Danny B (Guest)
I am sure the Mossad share your deep hearted symphaties toward Al-Hassan, considering he was behind the arrest of 97+ Israeli spies, and their networks inside Lebanon.
So stop pretending that he is Israel's buddy.
I wouldn't be surprised that the Mossad helped Bashar gang assaninate him by providing them with either crucial information or logistical support.

Default-user-icon Venusa (Guest) 19 October 2012, 21:27

I just want to say one thing or few. I read all your comments. Our politicins, they are ALL stupid and selfish. ALL of them. They don't care about Lebanon. Instead of talking and discussing reforms, economic stength, business opportunities strategies to survive in the region where all arouns us is falling apart, all they care are "seats" and their pockets. And now the most interesting thing is "we" the people are the stupids or the fools because we vote for them and we give them the power to manipulate with our lives. We have to know, we are the power, without us they are nothing. Just don't take a party and run after them and accuse the rest and kill each other. That's all. Let's outsmart everybody.

Default-user-icon despicableme (Guest) 19 October 2012, 22:50

It is a target practice for the bigger events to take place, start packing and leave it is the best way, while you inner fight, no goverment or coutry behind. Shame on this country and its instiutions, you brag about your banking system, while everyone knows its a money laundering machine for your scams in Africa, no decency in your approach, no respect to your nature and land and yet you pretend you are civilized. You always blam other countries for your wars while you are the ones pushing to trigger, you adore killing, you despite life, you Are only good in " tourism" which is another form of scams, in fact your heavy destiny is filled with hate and this cycle will never end, instead of endless speeches and have tongues, better keep it low and stop victimizing your stupid lives. This country deserve the best and your are the worst virus living in it.

Default-user-icon Toni (Guest) 20 October 2012, 01:45

The guilty is the same one that murdered, Bashir, Renee Beyk, Karami, Joumblat, The Mufti Hasan Khaled, and many many more. They are sitting comfortably and killing. This is the only language they know.

Missing freeforever 20 October 2012, 03:39

Rest in Peace our beloved General Wissam al-Hasan. Your soul is flying above Lebanon, above the white mountains, above the cedars, along the beautiful rivers. You have sacrified you life for a great cause, be assured that we shall not surrounder to the devils of Syria and Iran. Time has arrived to start talking their own language.

Missing sab3a-ayar 20 October 2012, 05:48

wa...wa ....wa..yalla...it's over hes dead move on...

Thumb ramzi 20 October 2012, 06:53

Was traveling for a month and just came back home to this. I pray for everyone in Lebanon.

Missing whyaskwhy 20 October 2012, 09:57

Another person is killed and our leaders all blame each other, meanwhile Israel is having another yard sale wondering if they realy need their weapons when Lebanese will just kill each other off?
Yes strong patriotic Lebanese leadership have shown how capable they are selling thier country bit by bit without remorse. We all can recall the feelings we all had every time we heard of an assasination and how not one single one has even been conclusively resolved, but then again why bother Israel will be blamed and we move onto to the next killing field. After all those who did this will walk in the funeral march with their heads down calling for unity and love....ala Lebanese style.

Default-user-icon LebStrong (Guest) 20 October 2012, 14:56

Stop blaming Israel for everything and making Hezb look like saints. If Israel wanted to do anything like that, they would go after Nasrallah first.

Default-user-icon Farah (Guest) 21 October 2012, 05:34

doesn't it make you cry to know that we belong to the most disgusting species?God gave us reason and instead some people (most of them actually) decide to use this reason to plan a mass killing...we are all brothers...somehow,everyone's cousin got injured during the attack (all of the attacks)...if not physically,emotionally...and how ever can we overcome such wound? i want the beautiful Lebanon back:'(