Posts Tagged “Hezbollah”

Lebanon on a failure track for the near future

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Lebanon on a failure track for the near future

Lebanon on a failure track for the near future By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz When I left Lebanon in 1975 I never thought I would stay abroad for the rest of my life. I simply could not imagine that this country would ever reach such a stage of largely self-inflicted decline. The destructive power of politics…

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Lebanese should use tragedy to come together, not come apart

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Lebanese should use tragedy to come together, not come apart

Lebanese should use tragedy to come together, not come apart The devastation in Lebanon caused by an explosion of more than 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate deserves a serious investigation. And there first place to look is in the circle of Russian influence including its trerrorist partners Iran, Hezbollah, and Syria. Vladimir Putin’s Russia is…

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Increasingly Questionable US military presence in the Middle East

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Increasingly Questionable US military presence in the Middle East

Increasingly Questionable US military presence in the Middle East By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The expanding US military presence in the Mideast reveals a number of central problems. The threats of ISIS lie dormant. The new discoveries of vast fields of natural gas and oil in the Mediterranean Levant basin (and elsewhere) are temptations for state…

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The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance

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The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance

The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz A popular uprising forced the resignation of the Lebanese prime minister and his cabinet last October. But a strong self-serving government and a very unpopular parliament are still operating with full force. The uprising has a long way to go to achieve its…

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Regime not listening to the people and future of Lebanon at crossroad

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Regime not listening to the people and future of Lebanon at crossroad

Regime not listening to the people and future of Lebanon at crossroad The sociopolitical situation in Lebanon deteriorates. A sign of hope is the resilience of the October 17 uprising.  Public protest against the government’s corruption is unprecedented. Led by women and young adults, the uprising is authentic, effective and peaceful.  The central question is…

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Uprising in Lebanon must focus on domestic reform, not on Hezbollah

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Uprising in Lebanon must focus on domestic reform, not on Hezbollah

Uprising in Lebanon must focus on domestic reform, not on Hezbollah By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The uprising is not about Hezbollah’s dominant role in Lebanon, and it should not be; it is largely about corrupt domestic politics. But the attitude of Hezbollah- locally know as The Resistance- toward real reform may either help or derail…

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