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2 different articles, 2 extremes point of views on Lebanon, one author.
Read as Elie go though a love-hate relationship with a country dear to many:
May 2012, Lebanon is on the brink of another chapter of a civil war.
If you live in any of the countries listed below, here is a sample of recent events… it is pretty bad:
Tripoli – 14 May 2012:
“Tension has been rising between Tripoli’s Sunnis, who support the Syrian opposition against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, and supporters of the Syrian government including Tripoli’s Alawite community.
The arrest of Shadi Almawlawi, a young Sunni sheikh, triggered the armed clashes. “
And in Beirut, one week later:
اشتباكات مسلحة في طريق الجديدة بين مسلحين مقربين من تيار المستقبل وعناصر من التيار العربي قرب مبنى الهندسة في جامعة بيروت العربية،
على خلفية مقتل الشيخ أحمد” عبد الواحد شمالي لبنان بنيران حاجز جيش لبناني.”
Yet, most news across the world are turning a blind eye.
Why is that? The tourists are already scared away anyway.
Here is an overview of randomly selected online newspapers:
Our journey starts on the American continent:
US » CNN
Japan witnessed recently a Tsunami compounded by many, ongoing earthquakes of magnitudes never been seen before, coupled with severe cold weather and radiation leaks. Is such a disaster which has left 23,000 dead or missing the worst case scenario?
Not so fast! Despite the widespread devastation, it took 6 days to repair the Great Kanto Highway in Naka.
Knowing better, how are the Lebanese handling the lack of rain issue?
A) Started by conserving the water consumption ?
B) Educated the people about water conservation techniques ?
C) Fixed the leaky water infrastructure ?
D) Prevented half of the water that falls in Lebanon to run into the sea?
E) None of the above
And the answer is …
Type the word Arab in Google (and a space), you will get suggestions based on what millions of people search daily… Apparently, many look for a nice girl to marry on the web! Why not?
I decided, just for fun, to find the most popular nationalities that look for their second half on Google, here are the results:
Top 5 women for marriage list*: