As a kid growing up in Civil War
Today, those “uncontrolled elements” are not so mysterious; all of
If you think
Does this mean a Land Grab? I am not suggesting that this is actually the plan, but the dynamics are such that events can easily take on a life of their own;
As of Sunday, August 13th, the signs were not encouraging. Its Iranian patrons made it clear that Hezb’s main role is in “challenging the ‘Infidel’ West, under
The Syrians would not be helpful either. Under the guise of finding a solution to the bloodshed, their apologists are already advancing their many “reasons for the United States to engage Syria”. Doubtless the Syrians relish going back to being the pyromaniac fireman to whom we owe such mess; beyond an ideology that advocates the unity of “Greater Syria” (any similarities with Nazis are coincidental, of course), they are “hooked on Lebanon” and, at the very least, they hope to use this leverage to break their isolation. No wonder Bachar looks happier. Sieg Heil.
What Can the Lebanese Government Do?
His efforts should be saluted, but I do not think they will amount to much; his cabinet is divided, and many ministers either incompetent or frankly allied with
And the Winner is…
As the Israeli onslaught continues to destroy the
All of you threatened by the deam of a pluralist Lebanon, do not rejoice too soon. This time, the war may not be limited to Lebanon. This time, the "birth pangs" that are killing Lebanon could easily spread to the "New Middle East"...