Friday, May 09, 2008

Occupation

Shiite gunmen from the Amal group detain Sunni government supporters after storming their building during a gun-battle in a newly seized neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, May 9, 2008. Shiite Hezbollah gunmen seized control of neighborhoods in the Lebanese capital's Muslim sector from Sunni foes loyal to the U.S.-backed government on Friday following sectarian clashes reminiscent of Lebanon's bloody 15-year civil war. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

[images and commentary courtesy of Yahoo!News]

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:04 PM

    BJ, is this a Hezbollah "occupation" or a wave of angry sound and fury, with the Army taking up positions behind as "the resistance" advances?

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  2. Anonymous11:56 PM

    So, gunmen from one militia detain gunmen from another militia after a gunbattle and that is "occupation"? Sorry, but you're wrong.

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  3. Arabic Coffee Pot1:09 AM

    Hold your penitence Anonymous and get some perspective.

    Under what authority did Amal and Hizballah's gunmen attack people's homes and neighborhoods. Under what authority did they descend into the streets with their guns? Under what authority did they decide that Sunni neighborhoods were going to be controlled by them?

    Had a whole battalion of Lebanese Army men made up Shiites spread in those neighborhoods the residents wouldn't have budged. But what you're seeing is the spread of gangsters who moved according to sect and who's actions are totally illegal.

    They have no right to arrest anyone!

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