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Lebanon on the brink

June 20th, 2013
10:23 PM ET

Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks with CNN's Christiane Amanpour about his desire to stay neutral while violence rages in Syria.


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  1. markjuliansmith

    "Lebanon on the brink."?

    Interesting how quickly words and phrases gain new meaning for the sake of not facing reality.

    I would characterise Lebanon since it destroyed itself with inter-communal violence and became even more intensely fractionalised militarily with Islam taking power as having fallen into the abyss some time ago.

    What humanity is watching is simply a creature having fallen from a height shuffling to the next phase of torment.

    It will only change if the Islamic foundation codex genetic and textual authority changes the construct of Other inclusive of women – The brink was passed a very long time ago. A lull is not peace and security simply a phase of regrouping and preparing for the final genocide.

    June 21, 2013 at 1:36 am | Reply
    • DEDE 1973

      You are ignorant

      June 22, 2013 at 7:07 am | Reply
      • markjuliansmith

        "You are ignorant" – "Sure buddy. Time for your meds now."

        Civilians Flee and Soldiers Die in Clashes in Lebanon NYTs
        Lebanese soldiers helped injured colleagues after fighting with followers of the radical Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir in the southern city of Sidon. By ANNE BARNARD Published: June 24, 2013

        You will find attacking the person not the argument is not regarded as contributing anything other than a flag to...

        Psychology 101 Culture forms the adherent it is impossible to be the reverse. The same as claiming a child gives birth to their mother. How are the ethics transmitted from one generation? Do genetics over time inform a propensity and recently discovered reset of code from 0-3 have any impact on subsequent behavioral variance inclusive of terror? If you review research on the development of prejudice what do you find?

        Tony Blair appears to think there may be a link between 'slovenly ... text' and a consistent Muslim spectrum inclusive of terror – statistically do you regard the deaths today as Muslim derived outliers, yesterdays, the day before....?

        Not possible is it.

        You may be right but frankly your argument lacks a certain .....

        June 25, 2013 at 8:02 am |
    • Maximej

      "It will only change if the Islamic foundation codex genetic and textual authority changes the construct of Other inclusive of women".

      Sure buddy. Time for your meds now.

      June 23, 2013 at 8:21 am | Reply
    • Cadmus

      I am sure you no nothing about the region, 44 million Muslim in Europe only and they raise no problem, the main problem here is the political corruption, political slavery, and political privilege, including their history feed on sectarian strife to exist. Muslim in Lebanon are the minorities compare to the rest of the region and they pose no threat to the future of Lebanon. The real threat for Lebanon and the region is the expired regimes like Turkish regime, Zionist regime, Syrian regime, and more in the region, including the Gulf states oil money support to keep the east cost on fire only for their economy shifting away from their land what is originated from them, the Gulf states are the real snake here. This problem is a mirror to the ancient conflict between Iran and the rest Sunni states in the Gulf and they maintain their supply line to keep the problem on the east cost. These states should be blamed for all of this conflict. Too bad that the international community care less, as a result of their addiction to the oil and its money.

      June 26, 2013 at 11:39 am | Reply
      • markjuliansmith

        "44 million Muslim in Europe only and they raise no problem" There are just two incidents which prove what you say as false – Islamic terror incidents of many and many stopped from occurring – London and a French school yard.

        You have a serious problem with logic – if I am correct you need to review how you view reality.

        Decreasing terror planning and attacks on European soil? Why the enormous expenditure on security specifically to combat Islamic terror – Liberal, moderate Islamists enable the existence of the Islamic terrorists without one there would not be the other.

        July 12, 2013 at 2:56 am |
    • Cadmus

      Lebanon never destroyed itself, what destroyed Lebanon is the political ignorance and the media hijacking for the benefit of the oil business and its money. Reality is that what destroyed Lebanon and the region is the sectarian policy run by Zionist, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Iran and Gulf states. Their oil money used all the time to arm terrorist groups, even though they are the minorities, as we have learned from Boston bombing that two men terrorists can terrorise the entire nation of 300 Million, so what would you leave to a group of terrorists and their impact on small country like Lebanon. Facts are that the oil money have been used to arm these minority terrorists, it became a political policy by the majority of Gulf States, Iran and Zionist regime to funnel money and disorder as a cover for their race toward arm power, enable to secure a political and economical control of the region. Too bad this is a miscalculated policy and wrong, it is setting fire to the region nothing more and all of them are loosing on the long run, due to their refusal to live in peace and apply tolerance for the history of mixed cultures and religions in the region.

      June 26, 2013 at 11:51 am | Reply
  2. rie matsumoto

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    June 22, 2013 at 7:17 am | Reply
  3. Cadmus

    This is a real disaster for Lebanon, a state of refugees within a state, The history of refugees in Lebanon starts from the half million Armenian from Turkey, half million Palestinian from Israel, half million mixed Kurdish, Iraqi's, Libyan,Egyptian, and finally the 1.2 million Syrian total of 2.2 million refugees and it doesn't include the foreign national workers. It is a clear disaster and the largest refugees population on planet earth per square meters. This problem need immediate care by the international community before it become a lava of sectarian disorder.

    June 26, 2013 at 11:28 am | Reply

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