Syria's War Goes International With Beirut Bombing
BY ARYN BAKER
Just hours after suicide bombers attacked the Iranian embassy in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, on Nov. 19--killing 25, including Iran's cultural attaché there--claims of responsibility and accusations started flying. The al-Qaeda-linked and Lebanon-based Abdullah Azzam Brigade said it was behind the attack, according to a tweet by the group's religious leader Sheik Sirajeddine Zuraiqat.
Bizarrely, Iran's government immediately blamed Israel, calling the attack "an inhuman crime and spiteful act done by Zionists and their mercenaries" in a Foreign Ministry statement released by the official IRNA news agency.
Zuraiqat threatened that his group,...