Tripoli on fire
March 22, 2013
Fatal Tripoli cafe incident “a personal dispute,” family says
Radical Sunni current gaining ground
Lebanese who want to be Syrian
Syria’s war in Tripoli
it is a very sad sad country when going to a public school is a barometer of being poor.
July 15, 2013
Great argumented article with statistical analysis ... Hope that anyone can change anything
April 18, 2013
Sure it's a great job done (really), but 3an jad, all Sunni islamists fighters in Tripoli are "affiliated" to Miqati ? What about Future movement ? Just a few "shifting affiliations" from time to time ? I might miss something but a quick look at your charts casts doubts about, let's say the least, completeness of the data. Probably due to sources...
April 15, 2013
Youssef El Baba
interesting point of view, It's probable that a panoply of political and regional interests are at play. I tend to believe that everyone has a piece in the cake, as you do. But you should've cited references for us to check to back up your claims. Politician's statement lack integrity and honesty, you cannot rely on them as real evidence - but you did consult many and that's good, you didn't rely on a single one - however fighter's testimonials on the other hand are much more valuable, as you might have recognized. The solution in tripoli can only be viable if it relies on disarming everyone, the ADP and the fanatic salafists just as importantly.
The core of the problem in Lebanon is that each one of us relies on his supposed "religious identity" to position himself politically, it's stupid if you come to think about it, because that means no one is actually reflecting on anything. Christians are simply sticking to their ardent view of their superiority - a good part of them at least - and muslims too in the same manner see themselves as morally superior and regard others as "infidels" who should be converted, didn't anyone ask himself the question: what if I was born in a family of the other camp ?
People, you have to recognize there is no such thing as the "christian's rights in Lebanon" or as any others "sect's rights" for that matter. Belonging to a religion might be your business, but it entitles you to no particular "rights". When the Lebanese start grasping that, and slowly realize the viability of a secular system, that's when any real change might happen.
Until then, Lebanon will stay the battleground of the middle east, and the whole world to say the truth, as David Hirst puts it.
April 13, 2013
Finally a very good reporting on tripoli! great job!!
Interesting report. Good job Nadine. One comment: Syrian Occupation to Tripoli did not start on 1991 or even on 1982. Parts of Tripoli and all Major villages surrounding (in Akkar and Koura) was under effective occupation since 1976.
April 12, 2013
interesting and well researched...
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