Thursday, November 30, 2006
8th, 14th or the Airport
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Seeking a Political Career in Lebanon? ..think again!
Thousands attend Beirut funeral
Thousands of mourners gathered on Thursday in the centre of Beirut for the funeral of the assassinated industry minister, Pierre Gemayel.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
When a Sign of Power becomes a Sign of Weakness
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A prophecy that Nasrallah has been telling in a way or another for the last few weeks; and he appears to be right.
So the news that Prime Minister Siniora ordering ministers to move to the Prime Minister’s headquarter did not come as a surprise. The Grand Serial, an impressive Ottoman building used as the PM’s residence and office, is under transformation to host cabinet members as a living and working place. It is a bid by the PM to ensure the safety of his cabinet members and ensure that the cabinet can meet safely to approve the Hariri Tribunal.
There could do not be a better sign of the security anxiety that ministers and politicians of the 14th March Coalition are currently facing in The 14th of March Coalition looks indeed very feeble; the group has –so far- lost a number of its prominent members since the attacks started on Marwan Hemadeh in December 2004. Politicians, Ministers and MPs are under continuous stress of an attack or an assassination. And they are quite right to fear their lives with the list of fallen colleagues growing. If the ruling majority succeeds in passing the Hariri Tribunal peacefully,
If the ruling majority succeeds in passing the Hariri Tribunal peacefully,
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Political Violence; Again
Again, Lebanon is facing a new act of political violence. Today (Tuesday 21.11.2006) Pierre Gemayel, Minister of Trade and Industry and MP for the Maronite seat in Metn District, was assassinated by gunmen in an eastern suburb of Beirut.
The 34 years old Gemayel, a son of former president Amin Gemayel, comes from a traditional Maronite Christian family. He was a prominent member of the 14th March coalition and a vocal critic of Syrian role in Lebanon.
Lebanon is indeed in the midst of political crisis.
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