Hat tip-Rachel E.
Your tax dollars at work: US diplomat in Lebanon attacked by Hezbullah while viewing USAID projects
<http://bp2.blogger.com/_n7RltmTdk-g/SFmbR904HGI/AAAAAAAAD5U/qtrp0cwa56E/s1600-h/Michele_J_Sison.jpg> The motorcade of the most senior American diplomat in Lebanon, Michele Sison <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_J._Sison> , was attacked by Hezbullah thugs on Wednesday in the town of Nabatiyeh in southern Lebanon.
Ms. Sison is the United States Charge de Affaires in Lebanon, and had come to the town to visit several institutions that the United States government supports in and around the town. Curiously, the Lebanese website Naharnet gives two different versions <http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/Lebanon/9EC9429D936AC8C0C225746C004961FA?OpenDocument> of this story, one of which it refers to as “Washington’s version <http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/Lebanon/9235DB8F62C54CABC225746C0069FD0F?OpenDocument> .” Let’s start with the Lebanese version.
Hizbullah partisans besieged U.S. Charge d’Affaires Michele Sison during a visit to the southern town of Nabatiyeh and hurled rocks at her motorcade while chanting the party’s favored slogan “death to America.”
The article also notes that one of the vehicles in Sison’s motorcade was disabled and unable to continue. It had to be towed.
[US State Department Deputy Spokesman Tom] Casey said the incident happened when one of the cars in the motorcade broke down and the charge d’affaires, Michele Sison, and the others in the group decided to stop in the village for lunch while the car was being repaired.
Hezbullah will be happy if the United States continues to spend its taxpayer dollars supporting Hezbullah’s ‘charitable work.’ But please don’t expect to send real live American diplomats – or anyone else