And while we are having Thanksgiving dinner, the following is taking place.
- Car bombs rip Shi'ite militia stronghold, killing 144 while gunmen mounted a raid on a Shi'ite controlled ministry office using RPGs and machineguns, wounding five.
- CNN reports that Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian former spy died Thursday night in a London hospital three weeks after his suspected poisoning.
- Hezbollah called off today’s scheduled “festivities” in downtown Beirut as Lebanon mourns the latest victim of assassination, Pierre Gemayel, according to Michael Totten.
- Funeral transformed: The mourning ceremony essentially became an angry political rally exposing the hatreds and schisms that have paralyzed the state and threatened an increasing cycle of violence, with crowds chanting slogans cursing the president of Syria, Bashar al Assad, cursing the leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah,and cursing the Christian leader, General Michel Aoun, who has allied his party with Hezbollah.(NY Times)
Hugh Hewitt suggests Gemayel's killing might be "an Archduke Ferdinand moment" in an interview with Victor Davis Hanson, who thinks it just might be. Let's hope they're both wrong, but then since predictions concerns the future, my own crystal ball is in principle no better. Sleep tight. Tomorrow is another day.