3 dead, 23 wounded in two bus explosions in Ain Alaq near Bekfaya in the Metn, the mountains where I grew up.
One side blames Syria, the other the Israelis. Does it really matter?
What matters is that these were ordinary people going to work, trying to continue living while politicians squabble.
An editorial in The Daily Star was the source of the most intelligent commentary:
Given the utter lack of respect that the high and mighty of both the government and the opposition have shown for the general public by failing to reach a compromise, it was perfectly predictable that eventually, someone would carry out a craven atrocity against the innocent and the humble. The next stage that so many Lebanese fear, though, is entirely avoidable: We do not have to see tit-for-tat massacres that spiral into civil war if the political class realizes at last that its pride is not justified, that its status is not earned, and that its priorities are indefensible.
The supposed day of love is fast approaching and my heart goes out to the ordinary people of Lebanon and to the ordinary people all over the world who suffer the consequences of their political leaders' pride and self-interest.
Happy Valentine's Day