MICHAEL TOTTEN: “The only thing that surprises me even slightly about today’s political assassination in Beirut is that the victim was Pierre Gemayel, a Christian, rather than Fouad Seniora, a Sunni. All the assassination victims after Rafik Hariri, a Sunni, have been Christians. But the most heated sectarian tension right now is between Sunnis and Shias. The Christians aren’t in a fighting mood, but many say the Sunnis are.”

These Christians don’t seem so happy.

UPDATE: Why has the United States been so passive in the face of Syrian dirty tricks? Beats me.