Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Hmmm. And now Lebanon is claiming they busted up a group that was about to attack the American Embassy in Beirut.

"The Lebanese secret services and those of the Syrian army present in Lebanon arrested Lebanese and Palestinian members of a network planning attacks against the U.S. embassy in Lebanon," the Lebanese army's press chief told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Nine people had been arrested, General Elias Farhat added.

He said the network also planned to "attack posts of the Lebanese military and the Syrian army in Lebanon and to kidnap a Lebanese political figure."

The statement comes a week after a Lebanese military court charged two Lebanese nationals with planning three unsuccessful attacks against the U.S. ambassador in Lebanon and the U.S. consulate north of Beirut.

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