Daily Archives: January 21, 2011

Master of puppets

Come crawling faster. Obey your master. Your life burns faster Obey your master. Master. Master of puppets I’m pulling your strings. Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams. I was chatting with a friend last night. He’s not a fervent … Continue reading

Posted in Beirut, Lebanon, Special Tribunal for lebanon, View over Beirut

Jumblatt did it again: he sticks with Syria

“The party will side with Syria and Hezbollah,” Druze leader Walid Jumblatt announced from under a mountain of microphones. He hasn’t had this much attendance at a press conference and such an audience in a long time. The rest is just rhetoric: the … Continue reading

Posted in Beirut, Lebanon, Special Tribunal for lebanon, View over Beirut, Walid Jumblatt

The sad end of the “Cedar Revolution”

Reminds me of the sad end of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine. Coincidence or not, their experiment lasted 5 years. Just like the Cedar Revolution. “Five years later, Ukraine is almost a forgotten country. The victors of that 2004 election, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Al Akhbar photo editor again

I have to say that whoever is choosing these pictures is doing a great job. Not that I like the editorial content much, that they were as independent politically as they claim to be. Sometimes I meet people quoted by Al … Continue reading

Posted in Beirut, Lebanon, media, View over Beirut

Breaking news: Geagea is NOT going to Paris!

Yes, yes. You’ve heard it. And when the country’s tense and people’s nerves are fried, let’s have a press release saying we’re not travelling anymore because we are worried. Are these guys for real?

Posted in Beirut, Lebanon, Samir Geagea, View over Beirut

It’s again up to Jumblatt. Or is it?

Or Jimbo (as my co-worker and blogger Angie Nassar sweetly calls him). And it doesn’t look good for March 14. After May 7 events, and given the fact that his Chouf mountain is no loger a Druze area, but a … Continue reading

Posted in Beirut, Lebanon, Special Tribunal for lebanon, View over Beirut