The culture of political assassinations

November 22, 2006

Every time there is a difficult time for a particular country – either overt or hidden – there is a political assassination, or an assassination which has to do with politics.

Apparently Kennedy’s behaviour in the American politics was not satisfactory, and he was assassinated. Today despite all researches carried out we have not been given the accurate version of why he was slain

Russia’s Putin has been harassed by his rival counterparts for allegedly breaking human rights in Russia. A Russian woman was a decided critic of his politics, this lady was also murdered. Following her death, a Russian ex-KGB colonel who was apparently running an investigation on her death has been poisoned. He also was a critic of his former KGB boss. The death of the Russian woman and the poisoning of this ex-colonel of the KGB were soon attributed to Vladimir Putin, just for the fact that they were both his most fervent critics among the Russians.

Now Lebanon is the scenario of a new political assassination, and as the character slain was a fervent anti-Syria member of the Lebanese Parliament, Syria was immediately pointed at as a likely perpetrator.

But the curiosity that pervades me is precisely, why those assassination point so clearly at the political procedures of a particular country or person, why the media never includes in their appreciations of the murders other ingredients which could also be easily connected with them.

For instance the assassination of the celebrated Russian lady could have been attributed to Putin’s enemies as well, in consequence thereof the attempt at the life of the KGB colonel would also be the work of that same person.

The renewal of diplomatic relations between Syria and Iraq do not suit Israel’s purposes in the zone, why then Israel is not included by the media within the scope of suspects for the killing of the Lebanese politician? It would be a means of darkening the actual triumph of diplomacy for Iraq and Syria.

And in conclusion I would say that the way and the time these assassinations are committed, always point to a particular way of action in the dark panorama of the so-called politics in the Middle East.

You know, raising the crowds is a good way to unbalance countries.  Using feelings of the people, another.


4 Responses to “The culture of political assassinations”

  1. strohchd said

    I think when people are struggling in their own country, they take it out on the leaders. When the al Qaeda weren’t listened to they started tearing down statues and causing strife until it worsened to 9/11. Good Article!

  2. Thank you, Strohchd. Am adding your blog to my blogroll.

  3. tyger said

    Great article.

    You should write for tygerland!

    However, the more blogs I read from the region, the more I think this is a deliberate attempt to thrust the country into civil war. We have to ask, who would this suit.

    Would Israel welcome the newly ‘unified’ Lebanon (in its rejection of Israeli bombings), or would they find displeasure in such instability on their northern frontier?

    Also, are there internal quarrels that have not been resolved? Lebanese politics is nothing if not viciously divided. The Syrian link makes little political sense, and the West is again reading the complex Lebanese situation with incredible simplicity.

  4. What you say, Tyger, could easily been added to the examples I gave above. In Lebanon everything is possible.

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