Across the Bay

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Mother Russia

In an earlier post, I wrote that the unfolding events in Lebanon were Syria's message, "specifically to the Russians (whom Hezbollah has also been lobbying for the same purpose) -- to scuttle the formation of the international tribunal under Chapter 7."

Then came the Verdun bombing yesterday. Commenting on it, fellow blogger Mustapha of the Beirut Spring followed up on that and offered a very interesting insight of his own as to why Verdun was specifically targeted: "the only way to stop the tribunal is a veto from a veto-wielding security council member. Which brings us to the last significance of the Verdun bombing: The target was the Russian cultural center in Beirut."

I think he's probably right.