Tag Archives: Iran

Lebanon: A Gloomy Look Ahead

Sometimes, I think it would be easier to just re-post my thoughts and frustrations on Lebanon, again and again, in view of the current situation. I am not inclined to write a “Beirut Yet Again and Again” after the latest explosion in Beirut’s … 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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Triumphant over Who?

“That Hezballah (Party of God) shall be triumphant” (فإن حزب الله هم الغالبون) as their slogan says. But triumphant over who?

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What Is Left of History

It is said that one doesn’t fully appreciate what one has until it is gone.  But what happens if that priced possession is history itself? A story reread throughout the ages. A memory inherited to younger generations.  A piece of … Continue reading

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