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How the Saudi Plot to Topple the Lebanese Government Backfired by ROBERT FISK

The Saudis may be holding the Lebanese Prime Minister hostage but their apparent plan to topple the Beirut government has gloriously backfired. Far from breaking up the cabinet and throwing Hezbollahís ministers to the wolves, the Lebanese nation has suddenly … Continue reading

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Israelís 6th War on Lebanon: What Price Will Hezbollah Pay? by FRANKLIN LAMB

The price Hezbollah will pay during Israelís coming 6th war on Lebanon will likely be less militarily consequential long term, than the near certain acceleration of the Party of Godís loss of its ďResistanceĒ brand. The latter already being eschewed … Continue reading

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The Education of Marine Le Pen by ROBERT FISK

Marine Le Pen has been doing a little Trumping in Beirut. Yes, all the way from Paris she came to ride her French presidential election campaign through the sectarian thickets of Lebanon by refusing to wear a veil to meet … Continue reading

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Paris Attacks Highlight Western Vulnerability, And Our Selective Grief And Outrage – Chris Graham

As France enters yet another period of mourning, Lebanon is just emerging from one. Not that you probably heard anything about it. Chris Graham reports. If you didn‚Äôt know better, you could be excused for believing that the planning behind … Continue reading

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The Crises in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt: The Plan to ‚ÄėDivide and Conquer‚Äô the Middle East and Why All Roads Lead to Tehran

Western media has accused the Syrian government of launching a chemical attack in an area east of Damascus that killed hundreds of civilians.¬† It is the same accusations they had on Saddam Hussein who allegedly ordered a chemical attack in … Continue reading

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Israel’s First War on Lebanon – The War of Lies by URI AVNERY

Thirty years ago this week, the Israeli army crossed into Lebanon and started the most stupid war in Israel’s history. It lasted for 18 years. About 1500 Israeli soldiers and untold numbers of Lebanese and Palestinians were killed.

Almost all wars are based on lies. Lies are considered legitimate instruments of war. Lebanon War I (as it was later called) was a glorious example.

From beginning to end (if it has ended yet) it was a war of deceit and deception, falsehoods and fabrications. Continue reading

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Racism in Lebanon – Franklin Lamb

As many visitors to Lebanon can attest, some Lebanese have the rather charming habit of asking them, ‚ÄúDo you love Lebanon?‚ÄĚ One assumes they actually mean to inquire if the visitor likes Lebanon and is enjoying their visit. No doubt most do, given this country‚Äôs kaleidoscope of attractive and hospitable features, that to name just a few include idyllic spring weather, wonderful topography, delicious food, a nearly unmatched collection of archeological remains from half a dozen civilizations, and not least, a friendly people who make visitors feel at home.

But with the arrival of the vernal equinox and the rebirth of flora and fauna, accompanied by rising water temperatures of the Mediterranean an uglier facet of this gifted country surfaces. Continue reading

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