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Category Archives: Lebanon

The Battle for Lebanon

Except for employing the inaccurate and hackneyed description of Hezbollah as “the Iranian-backed Shiite fundamentalist group”, Robert Dreyfuss has a worthwhile piece commenting on the upcoming Lebanese elections and US … Continue reading

29 May, 2009 · Leave a comment

Der Spiegel's Sensational Hariri Tribunal 'Breakthrough': "Hezbollah Did It" (Updated)

With six updates appended. Der Spiegel has just come out with quite a sensational(ist) piece by Erich Follath, translated from the German by Christopher Sultan. Follath claims that his sources … Continue reading

24 May, 2009 · 3 Comments

Lieberman: Wishing for World War III?

Thanks to Brenda Heard, founder of London-based Friends of Lebanon, for the following geopolitical news editorial. We have already become accustomed to the brazen statements of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor … Continue reading

24 April, 2009 · 3 Comments

De-developing Gaza

An acknowledged but under-emphasized goal of israel’s 2006 heinous assault on Lebanon as well as its 2008-9 Gaza atrocity was de-development — we recall the infamous, despicable “set back 20 … Continue reading

28 February, 2009 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"