Tag Archives: Hezballah

Time to Re-Evaluate the War against Daesh

We all knew that Daesh was capable of horrible things. However, the death by burning to which Jordanian pilot Moaz al Kasasbeh was subjected to broke through a morbid threshold I believe very few of us, if any, thought would … Continue reading

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“Fighting for the Right to Party in Beirut”: Fighting for the Right to Stop this about Beirut

Just because we are a bit of a hot-blooded bunch and have been through more wars than we care to admit; and just because Lebanon is in a region that is usually not associated with hedonistic tendencies (mostly because of people’s … Continue reading

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Even in Lebanon, Some Deaths are Preventable

Death is not something that is under our control, but sometimes it is…

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The Time for Justice has Come…

…or so some would say. Nine years after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005, the court proceedings of the ‘Special Tribunal for Lebanon‘ (STL) have finally begun. Created for the purpose of bringing those responsible for … Continue reading

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On Resilience and Perpetual Violence

It is difficult to stay away from writing and lamenting about bombs, death and destruction for too long when in Lebanon. And it’s all too easy to write and lament about the same old things when this happens: on how … Continue reading

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We’ve Already Let Syria Down

If they are not yet, today more than ever, all eyes are on Syria. Well, not exactly today, but they soon will be… Many of us have been following the Syrian uprising from day one: praying for the fate of … Continue reading

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Beirut will never surrender, but…

They say that Beirut is a city that will never surrender, but what if everything that keeps life together in it is slowly disappearing, gradually being torn apart?

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