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Lebanon: Lessons from Two Assassinations

Kiffur Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 6:49 PM
Thank you for a very thorough disection of an incredibly convoluted series of events.

On Oct. 19, Lebanese Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan was assassinated on a narrow side street near Sassine Square in downtown Beirut. The attack involved the detonation of a moderately sized vehicle-borne improvised explosive device as al-Hassan's car passed by the vehicle in which the device was hidden. The explosion killed not only al-Hassan and his driver but also six other people and wounded about 90 more.

Al-Hassan, the...