Anecdotes from a Banana Republic has the best Lebanese proto-Civil-War coverage in the blogosphere.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I don’t believe for a nanosecond that Syria, Hezbollah, or any of their proxies killed Pierre Gemayel. The timing of this assassination only benefits the March 14th camp…and Pierre Gemayel was the best kind of sacrificial lamb (a complete tool with powerful friends).
This thought has been echoed by many others. A while back, when a prominent government official was assassinated in Sri Lanka, someone familiar with the politics there told me, “it could have been done by anyone.” Ditto for Lebanon, whose internal politics equal that of Northern Ireland for complexity, murkiness, and incomprehensibility by outsiders.
Still, Syria gained nothing from Gemayel’s death, so why would they have killed him?
By the way, you did know that Geyamal’s grandfather started the Phalange Party in Lebanon, who openly modeled themselves on European fascist movements, right?