Beirut- Lebanon’s long-simmering political crisis erupted into violent clashes between supporters of Hezbollah-led opposition and those of the government Wednesday, with explosions and gunfire ringing out across the capital after Hezbollah paralyzed much of the city with roadblocks of burning tires.
Nasrallah blames the others:
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) â€” Hezbollah’s leader says a Lebanese government decision to declare the Shiite militant group’s telecommunications network illegal amounts to a declaration of war.
In the Grunard, of course. The excreable Jew-haterÂ seems to become more venomous the older he gets:
* Watch for Islamo-trolls coming out of their desert claimingÂ he’s been ‘mistranslated’…
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that the state of Israel is a “stinking corpse” that is destined to disappear, the French news agency AFP reported.
“Those who think they can revive the stinking corpse of the usurping and fake Israeli regime by throwing a birthday party are seriously mistaken,” the official IRNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as having said.
“Today the reason for the Zionist regime’s existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation.”
Ahmadinejad further stated that Israel “has reached the end like a dead rat after being slapped by the Lebanese” – referring to the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006.
* From a man who never learns and never will:
* Israel’s grand-daddy of appeasement & land for peace delusions:
“I may not know what the people want; I do know what is good for the people ..”
” I did not imagine that we would leave Gaza and they would fire Qassams from there; I did not imagine that Hamas would show so strongly in the elections “
(ANSAmed) – CAIRO, MAY 5 – No more alcohol in the British pub at the Cairo Grand Hyatt, where zealous employees last week threw in the Nile alcohol worth almost a million euro. Saudi Arabian Sheikh Abdel Aziz Ibrahim, owner of the Hotel, banned alcohol prompting the HyattÂ¿s international management to order an explanation and triggering worries the hotel may lose its five-star status and, eventually, the Hyatt brand name. Although the Hyatt chain does not oblige individual hotels to sell alcohol, a dispute arose because Abdel Aziz Ibrahim did not notify his international supervisors, before making the move. Brother-in-law of the late Saudi King Fahd, Abdel Aziz Ibrahim is known as a staunch Muslim. His religious convictions are widely assumed to be the impetus for the ban. Last week he drained an estimated 964,136 euro worth of alcohol was thrown to the sewage of the hotel, a hotel staffer who chose to be anonymous told ANSAmed. “This is a Saudi interference in the Egypt’s economy and private affairs if they strictly apply religious traditions then they ought to move away from entertainment tourism which contradicts religious beliefs in many ways,” said the source. “Some are happy because they say he is a good Muslim and now our money will be halal (religiously legal),” one source said. Others fear the move will dissuade foreign guests from booking there, pushing the tourism ministry to downgrade the hotel’s ranking, impelling Hyatt Hotels to pull out and further buttressing Egypt’s reputation as a ‘dry country.’