Strife continues -- does it ever let up? -- in the Middle East.
From the BBC:
At least 22 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions that hit the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut in quick succession.The usual finger-pointing has begun. The Iranian ambassador to Lebanon and pro-Iranian groups are blaming Israel, which seems unlikely given the method of the attack. Other culprits could include anti-Shiite groups in Lebanon, anti-Assad groups from Syria, various al-Qaeda-related groups sponsored by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, or pretty much anyone else in the region with a grudge and access to some explosives.
The Iranian cultural attache Ebrahim Ansari was among the dead.
Iran is a major backer of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah, which has sent fighters to Syria to back the government of Bashar al-Assad.
Another day, another blow against Middle East stability.