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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jumblatt Meets ‘Aoun — in Qatar

Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has met with Maronite figure General Michel ‘Aoun — in the Lebanese Embassy in Qatar. This comes amid speculation that Jumblatt is also planning to visit Damascus as part of his increasing distancing of himself from the March 14 Movement.

It is still the case that Lebanese factions whose power bases are in the same mountains often only talk to each other outside the country. Five years after the Cedar Revolution, one might wish for more, but wishing doesn't deliver much in Lebanon, I fear.


オテモヤン said...
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Michael Collins Dunn said...

Just a note to explain the above deletion: The only comments I remove are blatant spam. This one was in Korean but with hot links embedded and the one English word "Sex". I was pretty confident it had little to do with Jumblatt or Aoun. Genuine commentary on the subject of the post is always welcome regardless of whether I agree with it. Spam is not as I don't want my readers lured to suspicious or malware infested sites.