Friday, 3 April 2015

Well, what do you know!

[What follows is taken from a report published on Wednesday on the website of the University of Michigan newspaper The Michigan Daily. Comment seems superfluous:]

The organization United for a Free Syria led a panel discussion on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria. (...)

Wednesday’s event was co-sponsored by the History Department, the Muslim Students’ Association and the student group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality. (...)

[President and CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce, John Akouri] described the Assad regime’s history of transgressions as not only against the Syrian people, but also directly against the United States.

“We know first-hand the wrath of this brutal dictatorial regime, that has murdered our ambassadors, our presidents of universities, that was directly responsible for the bombing of our American embassy in Beirut on more than one occasion, the hijacking of Pan-Am Flight 103 in Lebanon in 1985 … and the murder of the disabled American Leon Klinghoffer,” Akouri said.


  1. Oh dear....

    Maybe he was just nervous.

  2. Mr. John Akouri, undergo an embarrassing mistake ! The hijacking in Lebanon, on the morning of Friday, June 14, 1985 was not the PanAm Flight 103 ! It was the Trans World Airlines, Flight 847.
    Flight 847 was a flight from Cairo to San Diego with en route stops in Athens, Rome, Boston, and Los Angeles.

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Telecommunication Switzerland. Webpage: www.