Archive for November, 2007

A Muslim woman is allowed to fight back in self-defense if she is hit by her husband, Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric declared Tuesday in a ruling rare for the region’s male-dominated Islamic society. – AFP Elsewhere, Annapolis claimed to be slightly more of what this blogger envisioned for Palestinians, but Lebanon’s major problem in the […]


By HANNAH ALLAM McClatchy Newspaper He stepped down about the time you were tucking into Thanksgiving leftovers this weekend, after the umpteenth round of negotiations failed. The Western-allied, so-called moderate March 14 forces and the Hezbollah-anchored, Syrian-allied opposition just couldn’t decide on a replacement for President Emile Lahoud by the time his term was up.


Gemayel proposed: “I plead with Speaker Berri to issue an immediate call to the parties of national dialogue to meet as soon as possible and resume discussion from where it stopped prior to the July (2006) war, which is the defense strategy.” – Naharnet’s loud headlines Excellent Gemayel. Smile, and the world smiles back at […]


Syria’s attendance of the Annapolis Conference comes as a big blow to Iran and Hezbollah who are trying to boycott the conference.Maybe they’d like to snif around and test the waters before plunging into any concrete deal with the Israelis. Syria initially stated it would not attend the Annapolis Conference, unless the subject concerning the […]


Is ‘Annapolis’ another phoney peace conference?I would hope Minister of Culture Mitri, would be able to push Lebanon as an important and timely issue and finally make Bush proud of at least One country in the Middle East before he signs off and able to sleep at night. A nation that has received a lot […]


In Lebanon, the Christian community is by far the most anxiously saddened community in need of a President. The army handling the situation on the streets do give some sort of comfort, while the government ought to decide with Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir on a new President. This blogger feels, that any coming President, is […]


After the celebrative walk down of ex-pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud came to an end. He left behind him no successor; Preventing from handing out the government to Prime Minister Fouad Seniora, the ex-president gave charge the Lebanese National Army to hold the nation together for the next 7 days left. Updates: 12:00 – No Christian […]


In passing, I urge all Lebanese citizens, from all sects, who are in desperate need and rightfully deserve a solution to the problems between the government, and the opposition; Today’s session cancellation (postponement) is unconstitutional and a crime to the nation. Who benefits from a status-quo? Who cares for Annapolis? Talk is cheap, and so […]


Not electing a president today is unlawful, unjust and unfair. we’ve been dragged and exhausted.   Kalam el Nas’ insightful and amusing political show last night as discussion kept on brewing, leaked two names, out of 5 from the Original 7 then , down to 2 by removing each camps candidate, Michel Aoun from the […]


In one moment, the General, Michel Aoun got back the respect he struggled through in one patriotic <as usual) withdrawal of his candidacy on Lebanon’s independence day and to have a major say in naming the president. This blogger, would hope the opening candidate(s) be granted representation among the Lebanese Christians in specific and a […]


Discussions between the Opposition and the Government is still going strong. This observer feels ongoing collaboration will truly be very helpful on the long term, regardless of the final decision on a candidate’s name this Friday. With the last crucial two days ahead in the hope that it would probably conclude a two year struggle […]


Par CHRISTOPHE AYAD Un an après la guerre au Liban, Aimée Thirion (1) a voulu revenir sur les lieux. « A l’époque, il y avait de la solidarité et de la colère. » Contre le Hezbollah pour certains, contre Israël pour d’autres. « Il y avait aussi une lassitude de la guerre et la peur […]


its about time. This is the first time the inner circle posts on the presidential elections. Due to reservations I hold, my first initial opening would be a public appeal for every citizen, Lebanese, throughout the world, stand for a minute of silence, to spread his reflection on himself as a unit in society, and […]


After a publicly open back and forth discussion between the U.S. of A. and Syria, each, blaming the other for interfering in the Lebanese presidential elections; I see no room for me to take sides. In fact I feel the US and Syria are both interfering in Lebanese affairs. Regardless of whom has the upper […]


The title includes, me. I feel, our main problems facing us today in our technologically advanced and abstract world; is that we have the tendency to symbolize what we mean and term, by words, units and patterns that have ‘become’ realistic, and therefore confuse reality with abstractions. Our realistic view that we tend to confuse, […]


Watch this 1 minute 11 seconds interview on 60 minutes.There are things the french just don’t publicly speak of. The Americans make a soap opera out of their private affairs. Which says a lot about their politics.     


Against all odds. Without any notice, Hezbollah conducted maneuvers under the watchful eyes of the Lebanese National Army, and the FINUL (UNIFIL). Naharnet stated a worrisome add-on to the average newspapers description of the headline. They have stated that the UN would think of leaving Lebanon in the next 4 months.



Zeitgeist the movie (2007). An entertaining “Conspiracy Theory” worth watching.


Good news for Lebanon have been coming out of Paris recently. Aoun and Hariri have met three times in the past 72 hours. Syria seems to be the one least having a voice in Lebanese affairs, truly depicting that Lebanon is finally choosing its fate on its own terms, without U.S. nor Syrian interference, at […]



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