Here in Beirut - chaos. Another MP has been killed in East Beirut, where I live. This time Antoine Ghanem, a pro-government MP.
That is great news for the Aoun-Hezbollah opposition here.
Why? Because the opposition now only needs to kill another four pro-government MP's and, voila, the government will have lost its majority in parliament. Long live Middle Eastern democracy!
(Aoun is anti-Lebanese government and neutral towards Syria, Hezbollah is very anti-Lebanese government and very pro-Syrian, and Iranian, of course).
Just take a look at the list of Lebanese politicians killed since 14th februari 2005 (The day ex-PM Rafik Hariri was blown up). Although nobody has ever claimed responsibility for any of the killings it is pretty obvious who is behind all the killings...
Antoine Ghanem, MP (Maronite christian, pro government, anti-Hezbollah, anti Syrian)
Walid Eido, MP (Sunni muslim, pro government, anti Hezbollah, anti Syrian)
Pierre Gemayel, MP and Minister of Industry (Maronite christian, pro-government anti Hezbollah, anti Syria)
Gebran Tueni, MP (Maronite christian, pro-government, anti Hezbollah, anti Syria)
Rafiq Hariri, former PM (Sunni muslim, pro-government, anti Hezbollah, anti Syria)
Baseel Fleihan, ex-Minister, wounded during Hariri attack, died later in hospital (I mistakenly took Mr. Fleihan for a Sunni muslim, he was though a protestant [see comments], pro-government, anti Hezbollah, anti Syria)
George Hawi, ex-leader Communist Party, (had problems with Syria)
Samir Kassir, writer/ journalist ( pro government, anti Hezbollah, anti Syria)