Israel invades Lebanon.
Terrorist attacks in Syria, and foreign leaders visiting Lebanon to kissup and jawjaw.
OK, there were Syrian-Inspired recent terror attacks in Lebanon, aside from Israel's massive campaign.
But Syria's attacks against its Lebanese opponents do not really count; in the Great Game, small fry like us were always fair game...
Apparently, the best Syria can do in Lebanon is try the odd sneaky cowardly attack, a few demonstrators hiding behind the Lebanese flag, and maybe speeches against the Siniora government.
Why four guys when one is enough if the others can provide cover? That's how things are done, as I recall.
The driver is alone, and a supporting team provides logistical support and guidance, and if needed, logistical support. In some cases, the driver need not even know he is on a sucide mission; for all he knows, he is just storming the gates to support an attack...
This one does not fit any "normal" pattern.
Location, Location, Location
Why attack when there is no one home?
This one was too close to home, indeed.
Do they plan to do another one in Beirut?
They did this with the Danish Embassy thing, back in February. And they still have a few people on site in Lebanon...
So far, however, it all seems to backfire: the US, without accusing Syria, is starting to pull out its staff. Shadenfreude...