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The Woodwork

February 16th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Lebanese war-lord General Michel Aoun is back in the news. He’s the man who declared himself President in the ‘alternative presidential palace’ in East Beirut in 1989.

His fleeing to Paris signalled the end of the Civil War. And he’s been there ever since. And long may he remain there.

But now he’s “threatening” to return, saying that it’s “the final stage in the trek of Lebanon’s liberation”. Or the trek back into war?

Yesterday brought back the terrible memories of war back to Beirutis. And Aoun, at least, is happy to remember those days.

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