Archive for March 3, 2005
Full text: UN’s Women and Gender Equality Report.
There is charity, and then there is wasteful and ostentatious “giving”: “Aga Khan gives Г‚ВЈ27m to Chantilly restoration”
“As Voltaire lay dying, a priest urged on him the virtues of Jesus. His response, Гўв‚¬Е“Sir, do not speak to me anymore about that manГўв‚¬Вќ…”
Saudi Crown Prince Means Business (and I don’t mean monkey business): “Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah has advised Syria to pull its troops out of Lebanon “rapidly”, a Saudi official has said.” Now I do not disagree with that demand, but I wonder. Would that brave Saudi polygamous prince (not to be confused with all [...]
Sectarianism: the last refuge of Lebanese scoundrels, and keeping Sectarian Dynasties Alive. Ostensible and artificial Lebanese unity, always masquerading behind flags and Baba Ghannuj, splits and fragments along sectarian fissures, always. What passes as “national unity” is no more than temporary sectarian arrangements and marriages of convenience. So the Lebanese “opposition” met in Mukhtara palace–the [...]
When the Left is “Right” in Lebanon: THE LEFT is ALIVE in Uruguay, but dead in…LEBANON. It is worse in Lebanon; there is a small group of former leftists who claim that they constitute the “new left.” I have written in an article in As-Safir that they are more the like “old right.” They share [...]
My dear friend Bassam got it right: “”What’s missing from all the pictures we’re seeing is the 50% of the Lebanese public which is not supportive of the opposition,” said Bassam Haddad, a political science professor and Syria expert at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. “I think in the next week or so we’ll begin [...]
Angry Arab warns: Don’t Play with the fire of Lebanon.
Angry Arab pontificates.