A lot of people ask me why I don’t write anymore. I don’t like writing when a lot of things are happening at the same time. This tends to obscure my attention. Also I prefer things to cool down before I can talk about them. For example, I won’t write on Imad Mughnieh’s assassination before […]Read More March 14
(وجدها مستغرقة في القراءة وفي عينيها ظلال حيرة، وأشباح شقاء) اتركي الحرف ميّتاً بين كفيك… وغيبي في موكب الأضواء وافتحي روحك الطليقة لأحلام… تنهل في حقول الضياء إن اهدابك الرقيقة لم تُخلق… لتغفو على الرؤى العمياء إنها للظلال.. تخفق في رفقٍ.. فتنساب… رعشة من ضياء إنها للحياة… تفتح عينيك.. على روعة الضحى الوضّاء حدّقي بي: […]Read More فصل شعري مع سماحة العلامة آية الله محمد حسين فضل الله: اتركي الحرف ميتاً
Yesterday morning, I turned on the radio tuned of course to Radio al Nour. There was an interview with Lina Abou Habib that campaigns to have women pass on their nationality to their children. The depth and pervasiveness of the patriarchal system in Lebanon is such that it is much worse than the rest of […]Read More Women, Nationality, and "Islamists"
I just have a couple of points to make on (before) yesterday’s interview between Hizbullah’s SG and Tayyar’s leader. These are open questions more than anything else. My sentences sometimes are brief and I don’t develop every idea very much. So there is a lot to be said on each. Of course, the purpose of […]Read More Seeing Aoun and Nasrallah on Otv
Former Parliamentary Member Fares Soueid (who I consider to be somewhat of a bourgeois version of the Lebanese Forces nonetheless completely aligned with them) says: Hizbullah falls into the same trap Bashir Gemayel fell in 1977 when he started weakening military institutions and put them under his wing, and then came the invasion in 1982 […]Read More LF pearls of Wisdom
Do read Fida’ Itani in Le Monde Diplomatique on Fath al Islam who has been writing dozens of articles in Arabic on the subject in Al-Akhbar. You need to get the newspaper by print as the internet edition is available only for subscribers. GPC has some extracts on his blog.Read More Fath al Islam
Hizbullah has not been very verbal about the Israeli killing of two Lebanese in Ghajar near the Wazani river in the South. Now that’s a very unusual stance. Yesterday, when Parliamentary member and leader of the Hizbullah denominated parliamentary committee Mohammad Raad was interviewed on Al Manar TV, there was nothing said about this event. […]Read More Hizbullah’s momentum
Check this article in Annahar that starts up with a horribly suspicious title: “electricity in the southern suburbs: a cause with valid demands, or a facade for undisclosed political goals?”, and then ends up re-iterating the obvious that in effect these guys do get way less electricity from other regions, some of individuals do steal […]Read More Annahar on electricity in Dahyeh