I may repeat others and also myself in what follows but hey, who said history is not an endless repetition of mistakes. Here are some notions that could be taught in any introductory class on Lebanese politics: 1- Different nations, different turfsLebanon is based on a confessional system. Meaning that division of political prerogatives is […]Read More Just a quick thought on Lebanon’s fate
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Anyone that tells me that neoconservative have not much influence in US foreign policy should think twice. They just have been re-allocated for the most part.It does not mean that they’re not in deep trouble, as theirre re-assessment of the Iraqi venture would suggest.Read More the inevitable neocon
which is quite of a scary thing really…Condoleeza Rice stating that Iran could be a “stabilizing force in Iraq” could mean two things in the US foreign policy psyche:1- ok we admit that we can’t really do anything about Iran, thing are getting pretty messy in Iraq.2- we may hit Iran, but we have no […]Read More At last US shows weakness
Now that the political structure of Iraq looks more and more like Lebanon, i.e. sects, tribes and clans fighting for their own turf, playing a zero-sum game under the stupid eyes of the US occupation forces, it is important to keep track of the main point of contention. And one of them is what to […]Read More Who’ll get this piece of the political pie?
Yedot Ahronot and other newspapers are reporting that some “sources” predict that Hizbullah may be planning to activate sleeper cells in New York and other big cities to stage an attack as the nuclear showdown with Iran heats up. You know I sometimes wonder who falls more for conspiracy theories, the Arabs or the Americans?And […]Read More mon petit doigt l’a dit
Syria issues warrant for Lebanese MP JumblattBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESSDAMASCUS, Syria A Syrian military prosecutor issued an arrest warrant Monday for a prominent Lebanese lawmaker charged with inciting the US to invade Syria, a lawyer said. Syrian authorities referred the warrant to Interpol, requesting that Walid Jumblatt by brought to Syria “by force,” attorney Hossam […]Read More …and justice for all!
Israel has supposedly decided to give 11 million dollars for medical and health aid in the occupied territory from the initial 55 million dollas it confiscated from the newly democratically elected Hamas-dominated parliament. These 55 million dollars were proceeds from taxes and customs collected in the occupied territories, the due democratic right of this government. […]Read More How to sound good
Some Iranian neocon (Amer Taheri) has spread the rumor that Iran is preparing to pass a law that will require christians and jews to wear a badge distinguishing them from Muslim. That’s exactly the kind of story you would want to pass in the “western” hemisphere in order to scare the shit out of traumatized-post-WWII-citizens.So […]Read More fascistic tendencies or political symbolic manipulation
Les exportations israéliennes vers des pays arabes ont augmenté de 34,5 % durant le premier trimestre de 2006 par rapport à la même période de l’an dernier pour atteindre 57 millions de dollars, a indiqué hier l’Institut israélien des exportations. Vingt-sept entreprises israéliennes ont notamment exporté vers l’Irak essentiellement pour fournir l’armée américaine en équipements […]Read More It was a good year for the Israelis
At last we needed an event such as the one occuring today to show how “intellectual” life (concerning social issues) is completely rotten, and have been so for a while now. Whether one thinks that politics have to do with today’s demonstrations in Beirut, grouping Hezbollah, Aoun’s movement, Amal, the Communists, the various Syndicates and […]Read More Lebanese media reveal its true face
Some 14 of March people are going to thank right-wing hawkish, unilateralist and extremist, John Bolton, the US ambassador at the UN. From the Lebanese Forces, the Mustaqbal party, Jumblatt’s party, Fares Sa3eyd, and Dory Chamoun himself representing his little tribal party: غادر وفد من بيروت مساء أمس متوجها الى واشنطن تلبية لدعوة من ومجلس […]Read More the slave’s excess of zeal
A Fortune magazine article puts Al Madina money laundering scandal at the heart of Hariri’s assassination. Although information about Al Madina’s scandal could be correct, I don’t think that Maher el Assad and others wanted to kill Hariri because of it. Look for the political reasons I would say. Even if the Syrian leadership is […]Read More killing for financial reasons
According to Assafir (yesterday and today), A Syrian Muslim Brotherhood delegation visited Lebanon several times, and information leaked by our political superstar Walid Jumblatt. So much so, that one of the members of the brotherhood resides in Lebanon! the three others came from Britain where the “Superintendent” Ali Sadr Al Bayanouni stays. Fortunately enough, we […]Read More When will they learn?