For those not interested in academic empty quarrels you can skip this post. Our colleague, friend and fellow blogger Abu muqawama, has proposed to call the conflict that is happening in this little slice of land that came to be called Lebanon another civil war. And here, he provides more evidence of that. I think […]Read More Was this a (mini) Civil war?
Fida’ Itani is back with this haunting idea that behind every weakening of Mustaqbal, there is a strengthening of Sunni Salafi groups that are more anti-Shi’a than anti-Israeli. I do agree with his analysis, in the fact that there is an increasing anti-Shi’a sentiment in the country. But I do also think that anti-Shi’a feelings […]Read More The Salafi spectre and some other conclusions
If there is one main idea that can capture what happened in the preceding days it would be the resolution of the security struggle that started after the Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon. As I said in previous posts, Hizbullah found itself in an unforeseen situation after the dismantling of the security system that was in […]Read More What happened? A “Real politik” reading
In a couple of years, the history of the recent ‘upheaval’ years of this country that came to be known as Lebanon, will mainly be remembered through this dark spot that is the history of the Mustaqbal movement. It will probably be the first and (hopefully) last Sunni chauvinistic movement in the history of the […]Read More Creating disgust based on projected cultural and class differences
Hussain answered me by email to what was written in a previous post. I will answer soon to his comment that I quoted below: bech, apokraphyte, boumb and all, In my article on Hariri, I gave numbers and evidence. Bech you should know better, you used to work with such numbers. So if you have […]Read More Hussain’s answer
Well, I will tell you a really nice story this morning. But first and although unconventional the morale of the story: Without ‘security officials’ leaks where would we be? Mustaqbal sponsored Lebanese Minister of “Youth and Sports” Ahmad Fatfat, Fath al Islam leader Shaker Al Absi, and a bunch of other ‘high profile’ guys supposedly […]Read More Did Fatfat meet with Al Absi in Tripoli one week before the events?
Especially for the pedantic “I don’t believe anything, it’s cooler to be Grey (because more sophisticated)” type: Prime Minister Fouad Seniora and the “Mufti of the republic” Mohammad Rashid Qabbani made some phone calls in order to stop the arrest wave and ask for the release of most of the suspects which ended up being […]Read More More "Shi’ia crescent" propaganda