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SECOND EXPLOSION IN LEBANON

In the midst of the Lebanese army's continuing battle with Fatah al-Islam in the northern city of Tripoli, a second explosion has rocked the capital city of Beirut, this time hitting the predominantly Sunni suburb of Verdun. Is this Bashir al-Assad's continued attempt to destabilize Lebanon in preparation of a return of the Syrian army? It's looking more and more like that's the case every passing day...

The wires are thankfully reporting that nobody has been killed in this bombing, unlike the previous one.

A Lebanese police officer gestures as he stands near a burning building after an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, May 21, 2007. An explosion rocked one of Beirut's Muslim neighborhoods late Monday, injuring five people, starting fires in cars and apartments and wrecking one of the Lebanese capital's posh districts. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


I'll be tracking the pictures of this latest tragedy beyond the fold.
A Lebanese policeman secures the site of an explosion on Verdun street in west Beirut May 21, 2007. A bomb rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital on Monday wounding at least seven people, security sources and witnesses said. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


Lebanese policemen and rescue workers inspect a burned car at the site of an explosion on Verdun street in west Beirut May 21, 2007. A bomb rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital on Monday wounding at least seven people, security sources and witnesses said. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


Lebanese policemen evacuate residents from the site of an explosion on Verdun street in west Beirut May 21, 2007. A bomb rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital on Monday wounding at least seven people, security sources and witnesses said. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


Lebanese policemen secure the site of an explosion on Verdun street in west Beirut May 21, 2007. A bomb rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital on Monday wounding at least seven people, security sources and witnesses said. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


Fire fighters and Lebanese soldiers gather at the site where a bomb exploded under a car in an upmarket district of mainly Muslim west Beirut. Gunbattles erupted between Lebanese troops and Islamist militiamen around a Palestinian refugee camp early Tuesday, the third day of fierce fighting that has killed dozens of people(AFP/Ousama Ayoub)


A Lebanese youth is seen behind shattered glass of his car at the site where a bomb placed under a parked car exploded just near the Russian cultural centre in an upmarket district of mainly Muslim west Beirut. The Lebanese government offered late Monday a truce in its confrontation with Islamists in north Lebanon that cost 58 lives, as a bomb exploded in Beirut for the second straight night.(AFP/Ousama Ayoub)


Lebanese police secure the scene after an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, May 21, 2007. An explosion rocked one of Beirut's Muslim neighborhoods late Monday, injuring five people, starting fires in cars and apartments and wrecking one of the Lebanese capital's posh districts. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Lebanese police secure the scene after an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, May 21, 2007. An explosion rocked one of Beirut's Muslim neighborhoods late Monday, injuring five people, starting fires in cars and apartments and wrecking one of the Lebanese capital's posh districts. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A general view of the scene where an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, May 21, 2007. An explosion rocked one of Beirut's Muslim neighborhoods late Monday, injuring five people, starting fires in cars and apartments and wrecking one of the Lebanese capital's posh districts. (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)


Lebanese fire fighters try to extinguish a burning building after an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, May 21, 2007. An explosion rocked one of Beirut's Muslim neighborhoods late Monday, injuring five people, starting fires in cars and apartments and wrecking one of the Lebanese capital's posh districts. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Lebanese fire fighters try to extinguish a burning building after an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, May 21, 2007. An explosion rocked one of Beirut's Muslim neighborhoods late Monday, injuring five people, starting fires in cars and apartments and wrecking one of the Lebanese capital's posh districts. (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)


Lebanese police secure the scene after an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, May 21, 2007. An explosion rocked one of Beirut's Muslim neighborhoods late Monday, injuring five people, starting fires in cars and apartments and wrecking one of the Lebanese capital's posh districts. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A general view of the scene where an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, May 21, 2007. An explosion rocked one of Beirut's Muslim neighborhoods late Monday, injuring five people, starting fires in cars and apartments and wrecking one of the Lebanese capital's posh districts. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese police officer gestures as he secures the scene after an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, May 21, 2007. An explosion rocked one of Beirut's Muslim neighborhoods late Monday, injuring five people, starting fires in cars and apartments and wrecking one of the Lebanese capital's posh districts. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Lebanese firemen extinguish a fire in a burning building caused by an explosion on Verdun street in west Beirut May 21, 2007. A bomb rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital on Monday wounding at least seven people, security sources and witnesses said. REUTERS/Khalil Hasan (LEBANON)


Lebanese policemen and civil defence work at the site of an explosion on Verdun street in west Beirut May 21, 2007. A bomb rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital on Monday wounding at least seven people, security sources and witnesses said. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


A rescue worker carries a wounded boy after an explosion on Verdun street in west Beirut May 21, 2007. A bomb rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital on Monday wounding at least seven people, security sources and witnesses said. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan (LEBANON)


Fire fighters try to douse a fire that gutted an apartment in an upmarket district of mainly Muslim west Beirut. Gunbattles erupted between Lebanese troops and Islamist militiamen around a Palestinian refugee camp early Tuesday, the third day of fierce fighting that has killed dozens of people(AFP/Anwar Amro)


A building burns after an explosion on Verdun street in west Beirut May 21, 2007. A bomb rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital on Monday wounding at least seven people, security sources and witnesses said. REUTERS/Wadih Shlink (LEBANON)


A policeman stands guard in front of a burning building after an explosion on Verdun street in west Beirut May 21, 2007. A bomb rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital on Monday wounding at least seven people, security sources and witnesses said. REUTERS/Wadih Shlink (LEBANON)


Lebanese firefighters try to extinguish a burning building after an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, May 21, 2007. An explosion rocked one of Beirut's Muslim neighborhoods late Monday, injuring five people, starting fires in cars and apartments and wrecking one of the Lebanese capital's posh districts. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


The Aftermath



A Lebanese policeman secures the site of a bomb blast from the previous day in west Beirut, 22 May 2007. Lebanese troops pounded Islamist guerrillas holed up in a Palestinian refugee camp with tank shells and artillery as both sides vow to pursue the fighting that has killed 65 people in three days and raised fears of a humanitarian crisis.(AFP/Marwan Naamani)


A Lebanese policeman inspects the cars damaged from an explosion at Verdun street in Beirut May 22, 2007. An explosion rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital late on Monday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


Lebanese policemen inspect the cars damaged from an explosion at Verdun street in Beirut May 22, 2007. An explosion rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital late on Monday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


A Lebanese policeman inspects the wreckage of a burnt car after an explosion at Verdun street in Beirut May 22, 2007. An explosion rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital late on Monday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


Lebanese police secure the scene a day after an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Tuesday, May 22, 2007. Raising fears of spreading violence, an explosion went off in a shopping area in a Sunni Muslim sector of Beirut late Monday, wrecking parked cars and injuring seven people — a day after a bomb blast in a Christian part of the capital killed a woman. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)


A Lebanese police officer secures the scene a day after an explosion hit the Verdun shopping area in the Muslim sector of Beirut, Lebanon Tuesday, May 22, 2007. Raising fears of spreading violence, an explosion went off in a shopping area in a Sunni Muslim sector of Beirut late Monday, wrecking parked cars and injuring seven people - a day after a bomb blast in a Christian part of the capital killed a woman. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)


A woman inspects her damaged apartment after an explosion at Verdun street in Beirut May 22, 2007. An explosion rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital late on Monday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan (LEBANON)


Lebanese policemen inspect the cars damaged from an explosion at Verdun street in Beirut May 22, 2007. An explosion rocked a parking lot in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Verdun in Lebanon's capital late on Monday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Khalil Hassam (LEBANON)

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Comments:

#1 JayDee 22-May-2007
Who cares about Lebanon? The explosion couldn't be big enough there to please me.
#2 Brian C. Ledbetter 22-May-2007
Sadly, Lebanon is usually on the forefront of the terrorist networks' attacks on the West, due to their proximity to the hostile terrorist juntas that reside in the region.

What affects Lebanon today does ultimately affect us tomorrow -- and that's why these events are an ominous threat.

(I know you meant your comment tongue-in-cheek... I don't know why I'm even bothering to reply seriously. Yeesh!)

:)

Regards,
Brian
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