Friday, December 12, 2008

Carter Visits Shrine of "Saint" Rafiq

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, currently on a trip to the Middle East, visits the gaudy "shrine" of "Saint" Rafiq (al-Hariri, the father of Hariri Inc. leader Sa'ad "Junior" Hariri), Saudi-turned-Lebanese billionaire and political wheeler-and-dealer who was killed by a massive car bombing, along with many other nameless unimportant people, in 2005. Junior Hariri heads the Sunni Arab political party Tayyar al-Mustaqbal, the "Future Movement," funder of Lebanese Salafis and their militias. His own militia crumbled in May when Hariri Inc. and the largely Shi'i Hizbullah and AMAL parties clashed in Beirut.

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