comments on a “unique” democracy

Here’s what you need to know: a country has been independent since 1943. Before that, during and before a French mandate, it was “partially autonomous’.

Theoretically, we are talking about a democratic country, “lauded” for its unique structure.

Reality? Everyone in politics thinks they’re better than the others. Civil war became a blood bath. It lasted for 15 years.

How to build a fire

This is a collaboration with Hrach Jinbashian, who provided the photographs from Lebanon. Currently in Armenia, he was present in Lebanon at the beginning of the protests. A warm thank you to him. 105 fires, a broken political and economic system, corruption x10000, a proposed tax on WhatsApp, 2 million+ refugees, 4 million citizens, and…

War and peace according to the Saudi

The first week of November was tumultuous: the Paradise papers were unveiled by the same German journalists who unveiled the Panama papers; the Crown prince of Saudi Arabia ordered multiple arrests of Saudi royal figures and businessmen; Prime minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon announced his “resignation” hours after he arrived in Riyadh and hours before…

The violence of which we speak not

On 1 July, I was reading Le Monde, when one article hidden inside the pages drew my attention. It was about an attack in a Lebanese village up north or close to the border. Saturday, I see the headline in┬áThe Guardian on how Daech’s activities in Iraq become more violent by the second but no…

Saudi policy in Orient havoc:What place? and how.

Saudi Arabia withdraws support given to Lebanon on the pretense that they do not like Hezbollah, calling it a terrorist group. However, the fact remains that Hezbollah IS a terrorist group and the world has known this since 2005-2006!! Why the reversal of acting on behalf of Lebanon now? Many say it is the nuclear…

Newsbits from this week

Some politicians decided to make bold statements this week. What was in? In addition, some other significant newsbits from the week. Trump decided it’d be cool collecting another said “enemy” by announcing no-show to the upcoming GOP FOX debate. There’s enough proof to tell us, he’s not the right fit for Congress, D.C or the…