No one counts the number of victims of political crimes in Iraq anymore. Iraq has been witnessing a wave of explosions for a year now and various areas including markets, mosques and residential neighborhoods have been targeted. We fear the transfer of this plague to Beirut which was rocked by twin suicide bombings targeting the Iranian embassy on Tuesday. It’s clear that the operation was just one of the repercussions of the Syrian war. There are real fears that this small cramped country may explode as a result of the struggling parties’ and their displays of power. Fighting in Lebanon will not finalize anything in Syria as it can barely affect the situation there.
But, at the same time, the presence of an army of young suicide bombers, as well as a multitude of explosives and stolen cars, make terrorism a cheap currency in the region. Terrorism is not costly for the perpetrators and most of its victims have nothing to do with the struggle those terrorists are aiming to make a statement about. The aim of suicide bombers is to avenge and deliver threatening messages. The other party usually responds with similar messages. It’s the passersby who ends up paying the price!
Beirut itself is familiar with terrorism, especially since 2005 saw dozens of innocent people killed. There are fears that the Syrian crisis will transfer to Lebanon. The twin bombings near the Iranian embassy and the bombings in Tripoli and Dahiyeh are merely an episode of a long series called the Syrian struggle.
The aim of suicide bombers is to avenge and deliver threatening messagesAbdulrahman al-Rashed