Watching the news from Lebanon, you can’t help but think. What do you say about a nation that celebrates its nationalism by taking its rage out on the weakest and most defenseless in society? But then again you realize that a major figure in Lebanese nationalism, Pierre Gemayyel, derived his inspiration from Nazi Germany while attending the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936. He is now celebrated as one of the “founding fathers” of Lebanon. His son (and successor in the leadership of the Phalanges Party) was only recently visiting with Mr. Bush in the White House.

Posted on May 21, 2007 by As'ad