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Gisele Khoury would be proud

February 20th, 2007 · 7 Comments · Lebanon

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But despite [the Shias’] numerical superiority (which some of their adversaries dispute to this day)–and perhaps also because of it–the Shiites were always perceived as an inconvenience, Persianized outsiders, intruders in their own country.

With Iranian funding, [Hizbollah] set up a parallel state that relieved the Lebanese government of much of its responsibility–military, financial and psychological–for its largest sect. They had their own clinics, their own schools and their own mosques, all in “their” neighborhoods. This autonomy came at a price: No matter how much power the Shiites attained, they were still unwanted, still the “grungy” peasants who belonged in the south or in “their” neighborhoods.

They’re not the biggest group, they’re peasants who belong in the south – sounds like a perfect description (almost word for word!) – of Gisele Khoury’s repugnant views.


7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 norman // Feb 20, 2007 at 3.31 am

    One of the pricibles of mentaining democracy to decrease inequality between the people of the country and as long as Lebanon has two calsses of people ,the Lebanes will be at each other throtes

  • 2 Yazan // Feb 20, 2007 at 7.55 am

    just a friendly note…
    u used to give more space to actual syrian affairs, like this,

    don’t u think these people are more important than Guzele Khoury, in any perspective that u look through? and definitely more Syria… hence the name, Syria News Wire.


  • 3 sasa // Feb 20, 2007 at 3.46 pm

    Fair point Yazan…due to popular demand: Michel Kilo trial delayed.

    I can’t ignore Lebanese issues, simply because there are so many stories out of Lebanon – but you are absolutely right, I should never miss a Syrian story.

  • 4 Yazan // Feb 20, 2007 at 6.01 pm

    thank you sasa…

    I’m sure u cant ignore lebanon, but seriously now, dont u think news about lebanese politics are more like celebrity gossip magazines… 😉
    it’s just the way “politics” work there… I know. makes u wonder when “we” are given the chance to do “politics” what kinda mess are we gonna get into.

  • 5 sasa // Feb 20, 2007 at 6.12 pm

    You know what the most embarrassing thing is – how the Lebanese will stick by their politicians now matter how silly they make themselves look.

    I agree, I hope Syrian politics never looks like Lebanon. But I have more faith in Syrian politicians than I do in Lebanese. I’d like to think that as long as there’s no outside interference (Ghadry et al), Syria can make a pretty good job of it.

  • 6 ayri b sasa // Nov 5, 2011 at 1.24 am

    Where are your sources from? with this pathetic closure “(almost word for word!) – of Gisele Khoury’s repugnant views.”

  • 7 ayri b sasa // Jan 20, 2012 at 3.50 pm

    Gisèle Khoury is climbing on top of all ur rumors and marching on ur heads and the heads of ur heads, that is what is happening. last week Gisèle Khoury’s daughter got married to a shiaa great man from the south. Khourys and Kassirs families are made of gold, they shine out tolerance , intelligence and generosity. Don’t be jealous, time for you to wake up…

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