Category Archives: Wtf Lebanon!?

Gearing Up and In a Hurry? Just Consult Your Friendly Facebook Arms Dealer

Things have been going from bad to worse back home in Lebanon, or have been carrying on as normal, depending on how you look at things. Before leaving back to the U.S. I remember waking up several times to the … Continue reading

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Where Once Dwelt Reason

A library in Tripoli, one of the oldest in the country, burnt down last night, taking with it 78,000 books, many of them rare. As someone who’s called libraries home ever since I was a kid, I couldn’t find anything … Continue reading

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And That’s One More Sigh to be Heaved

I wrote recently that despite everything that was wrong with this country, I genuinely try to keep hope alive. One of the things that discourages me, as I’ve mentioned, is the general sense of ignorance and sheer stupidity that seems … Continue reading

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Election Season

I try to maintain hope for this country. I really do. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to remain hopeful when you’re constantly reminded of what’s wrong with this place, especially when said problem includes two colliding masses of people from two prominent … Continue reading

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Tripoli: Why We’re Not Going Anywhere Soon

This week has witnessed an escalation in the already-intense sectarian “micro”-conflict that’s going on up north in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city. For those who don’t know, the clashes are centered around two ghettos: Bab al Tabbaneh, which is predominantly Sunni, … Continue reading

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Troubles Old and New, and Where We Stand

Alright people, it’s time for another double-feature, but of a more serious tone. Before I continue, however, I would like to spoon-feed those prone to knee-jerk reactions as there is no other way for them to listen: I have no … Continue reading

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Time to change the flag

Just when you thought Lebanon couldn’t slip further and further into the abyss, what with the recent bombing in southern Beirut and the kidnapping of the two Turkish pilots. Unfortunately, such happenings have been part of Lebanon’s rather “eclectic” repertoire … Continue reading

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