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Probable Underground Blast

Reader comment on item: Lebanon's Liberation Approaches

Submitted by J. Keen Holland (United States), Feb 23, 2005 at 00:50

This essay on the situation in Lebanon is a great example of why I rely so much on Dr. Pipes for insights into issues in the Middle East where almost nothing can be taken at face value.

I have one question, however, in the highlighted link to a story about the Hariri assassination in Canada's National Post, Dr. Pipes inserts parenthetically the thought that the bomb was probably placed underground.

Yet there is nothing in the linked article bearing on this angle nor is the idea developed elsewhere in Dr. Pipes' essay. Could he clarify?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

The bomb was apparently placed under the road and was set off via a wire. This implies Syrian complicity - how else could the road have been prepared?


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