And is the Syrian Government behind the Lebanon bombing? They have been flexing their muscles recently - engaged in stupid acts of intimidation that do nothing to help them. Here's a press release from the Government of Japan sent to us today by Kohei san:
1. The Government of Japan is deeply shocked by the act of terrorism in Beirut on 19th which killed a number of innocent people including Mr. Antoine Ghanim, Member of the Parliament of Lebanon, and expresses its condolences to the victims and their families. Such an act of terrorism can never be tolerated and the Government of Japan strongly condemns it.
2. The Government of Japan, together with the international community, fully supports the efforts of the Lebanese Government for the stability of Lebanon and calls anew upon that all the parties concerned in Lebanon to overcome their differences through dialogue and negotiations, and work together to achieve the stability and reconstruction of Lebanon.