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Geagea back to square one?

Geagea back to square one?

Since his release from prison in 2005, the leader of Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea has shown saner patriotic tendencies than most  Lebanese politicians. Now, the image of the wise “hakim” is shaking as the LF leader declares his support of the sectarian “orthodox” electoral law. (more…)

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Hariri_arming_FSAAll calls to keep Lebanon away from regional clashes seemed once more like a scream in a desert after Okab Sakr’s recordings confirmed ex-PM Saad Hariri is involved in arming Syrian rebels. A month ago, March 14 was criticizing Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria when some of its members were killed there in battles with FSA, just to fall in the same abyss a month later. Even today a March 14 MP blamed Hezbollah of causing increased tension among the Lebanese on the background of Hezbollah members participating in the Syrian war. (more…)

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The surprising visit of March 14 members of parliament to Gaza this Tuesday seemed more shocking than any other event. It raised many a question about the changes taking place in the policies of this coalition, with the main question being: what is still left of March 14 with such duality of standards and loss of clear vision?

March 14 delegation with Hamas PM I.Haniyeh

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Resorting to the street will not solve the crisis” – F. Siniora, 2006

The ceremony that started as a farewell to Gen. Wissam al-Hassan on Sunday morning ended with an unorganized riot, a trial to storm Government Palace (Serail) and street violence. By the time this blog post is being written several parts of Beirut were already closed and a mini street war was already taking place.

The dramatic change took place
after journalist Nadim Koteich asked the masses gathering in DT Beirut to move towards Serail and force Mikati to resign.

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By yesterday evening many aspects of Sassine explosion were already clear, while the overall situation in Lebanon seemed dimmer. It was clear that there wasn’t any small explosion followed by a bigger one à la Iraqi mode. The magnitude of destruction was more comparable to that caused by St. George explosion that killed Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in February 2005. No ordinary political figure was targeted… It was ISF Information Branch chief Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan the one and only target.

Car burning at the explosion site – reuters.

Soon after the explosion took place, and before any news about al-Hassan occurred March 8 politicians accused Israel while March 14 figures said it is Syrian regime exporting terror to Lebanon. (more…)

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