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Hezbollah arabic lessons

( Lebanon )

I got this e-mail today from my friend in Lebanon, and i felt I just had to share it with all of you: Greetings rom the bekaa, where my spoken Arabic is really improving these days, thanks especially to the party of god. Three of their goons just came to the house for a two hour [...]

Rockets fired on Israel from Southern Lebanon

( Israel andLebanon )

Oh Boy.. A Katyusha barrage was fired Thursday at the Nahariya area in the Western Galilee. Police reported that two people were lightly wounded and evacuated to the local hospital. Several residents were treated for shock. Police sappers received reports of three rocket hits, one in town and two others in open fields nearby. Update: [...]

Is it worth it?

( Israel andLebanon )

Too many people are jovial about the return of Samir Al Kuntar, with even Nasrallah informing him that the 2006 war was for him. The question I would like to pose here, regardless of whether or not Kuntar is a child killer , is it worth it? Oh, and look at the below table before [...]

A honor crime …by a woman

( Lebanon andWomen )

The news is as follows: a lebanese girl named Maisaa got allegedly raped by her fiance Waleed in her house. So the next time he passed by she brought out the family AK and shot him in the chest, killing him. Now the doctors claim that she is still a virgin, so the jury is [...]

What Saad Al Harriri should’ve done

Today is the day Michael Sulliman gets appointed president of Lebanon, ending a tumultuous  year of political instability in Lebanon. We won't discuss here the compromise they've achieved, because I am sick and tired of watching M14 get their asses handed to them and then have them smile to the camera and claim that they [...]

It has come to that..

( A.P.U. andLebanon )

"The Syrian delegation hints that the plane of the Arab League's special delegation to Lebanon might not be allowed to land at Beirut's Airport, in case they indicted Hezbollah." AlSharq Al Awsat newspaper, yesterday But… "Do you know  who is going in that special delegation? Somalia, Djibouti, and a bunch of other small and insignificant [...]

It must be the end of the world

As'ad Abu Khalil wrote something I actually agree with, if you ignore the whole blame Harriri thing at the end: Just a word of caution on Lebanon. These are historic times in Lebanon. I have been thinking about the significance of them as I am trying to finish my article for Al-Akhbar, and I have [...]

The other side of this

( Lebanon )

I have been reading a bunch of lebanese opposition blogs lately, and I have to say that I am amazed on how disconnected from reality they are, or rather how reversed their reality is. You see, what Hezbollah did was justified apparently and they have in essence liberated Beirut , oh and the FM secuirty [...]

The Beirut Media dance

So we are finally there. Finally, after 3 years of pussyfooting, it's here. Oh boy, where do I begin? Well, now that the gloves are off, we have become aware of 3 very important facts: 1) Hezbollah has lost its mind and decided to turn their weapons against the lebanese population. 2) Amal and the [...]

Lebanon Clashes

( Lebanon )

Hezbollah and the Sunni Militias are clashing in Lebanon right now. Live reports from Lebanon here , pictures of the clashes here.

Rioting in Lebanese prison

( Lebanon )

The prison that hosts both the generals accused of facilitating Harriri's assassination and the Fatah Al Islam terrorists is having a riot, with the inmates taking several of the prison personell hostage. However… Roumieh is Lebanon's main jail. The detainees there include four former generals held in connection with the 2005 assassination of former Prime [...]

Young on academic apologists for Islamist groups

Dude has their number down cold.. First, does Nasrallah believe? The answer would seem to be obvious. Rarely does the Sayyed utter a phrase that analysts will not quote with a rider firmly informing us that he says what he means and means what he says. One can certainly find quite numerous exceptions to that [...]

On Lebanese men

( Lebanon andsilly )

I was toying with the idea of writing a silly post on the different types of girls out there to date, kind of like "The Sandmonkey's guide to women of the region", only it wouldn't just be the region, it would involve different religious and political backgrounds, and a lot of generalizations and feeble attempts [...]

The Shia in Lebanon are starting to Panic

( Lebanon )

No one, and I mean no one in Lebanon- besides Tubby Turban* and his band of armed dick-jerkers want another war with Israel, especially the Shia. Abu Kais has the news. *Trying out a new nickname for Nasrallah. You like? Have a better one? Let me know! 

Got this in the mail

( Iran andLebanon )

According to reliable sources, the Iranian government has ordered one of its battleships to patrol in the  Mediterranean Sea and in the national waters of Lebanon in an  act perceived as deterrent to the Americans. The Iranian Defense Administration ordered this battleship to remain in close proximity to USS Cole to ensure that the Lebanese [...]

Sandmonkey wisdom of the day: January 31st 2008

( Lebanon )

Fayrouz represents the Lebanon as the lebanese wish it to be, while  Zeyad al Rahbany represents the Lebanon that they live in.

Two views on Beirut

( Lebanon )

Between Fisk's sensationalism and Naja's eloquence!

Wasim Wahab wants to pay for a Condi plastic surgery

He truly is Lebanese, huh?

Saudis on Facebook

Someone is finally tearing them a new one, and how appropriate is it for that person to be the sister of one of my good friends? I am soo proud! You gotta see this one (Warning: contains excessive use of foul language, so if you are in the office, please wear your headphones, and if [...]

Nasrallah doesn’t get it

( Lebanon )

The guy just publicized a speech yesterday , claiming that having a President voted in by the parliament with a 50% +1 Majoirty (which the Lebanese constitution allowes) would be "an unlawful seizure of Power" by the March 14 government and will not be acknowledged by the opposition. Hmm..Ok, Nasrallah, here is how democracy works: [...]