The Crisis in Lebanon: Who Benefits?: Gemayel, Syria, Israel and the War in Iraq
Seale, Patrick, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
THERE ARE TWO main theories about who killed Pierre Gemayel in Beirut on Nov. 21-one points the finger of blame at Syria, the other at Syria's enemies. Both theories are plausible. But, such is the murky nature of Lebanon's politics and the murderous intrigues of foreign powers that it would be exceedingly rash, in the absence of firm evidence, to plumb for one or the other.
Gemayel, 34, was a member of a prominent Maronite family which, for the past 70 years, has championed the cause of Lebanese independence under Christian leadership, in opposition to Arab nationalists who advocated pan-Arab unity under Muslim leadership-or simply close ties between Lebanon and its Syrian …
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Publication information: Article title: The Crisis in Lebanon: Who Benefits?: Gemayel, Syria, Israel and the War in Iraq. Contributors: Seale, Patrick - Author. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: 26. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2007. Page number: 26+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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