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أخبـار الجالية اللـبنانية
February 2008 -
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Publishers' Note:  Ah!... notres bons amis, frères et soeurs les Tunisiens!... Quand j'ai vu Bahaa Al kafi et Ahmad Sharif sur Star Académie il y a quelques années, j'ai vraiment eu le sentiment, pour la première fois, que les Tunisiens étaient comme nous, les Libanais; La joie de vivre, la beauté naturelle, et la vie douce!...

Tunisia PhoenicianMais.... Je ne savais pas que les Tunisiens étaient les "autres" Phéniciens!... En fait, je croyais bien que les Phéniciens étaient seulement les Libanais, les Syriens et les Palestiniens...

Safouen Ben Abdallah m'a envoyé un message cordial dont je copie je copie la-dessous:

"Cher Nabil... à l’époque Carthaginoise, la Tunisie a connu la plus grande concentration humaine de phéniciens jamais égalée ailleurs. Carthage dont la Tunisie est l’héritière fut avec Rome la plus grande puissance de son époque. Sa puissance économique et militaire dépassait de loin toute autre cité phénicienne du Liban, Syrie ou Palestine.

Cordialement,

Safouen"

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The Surge in Iraq - A year later!...

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sThe surge of American forces in Iraq is showing signs of success. "Al-Qaeda in Iraq is on the run and this enemy will be defeated", said President Bush in his last State of the Union address on January 28, 2008.

U.S. troops who have helped prepare Iraqi troops, have been withdrawn permanently from Iraq in 2007 and more would be returning home in the coming months, a total withdrawal of 20,000 troops.


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Political Analysis
The Momentum of Change!...

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Eloquently speaking of “the fierce urgency of Now!”… of "hope"… of "unity"... of "common purpose"... of "change"… and drawing a striking resemblance in style, message and charisma to Abraham Lincloln, JFK, Martin Luther King and Ronald Reagan "uniquely combined", Barack Obama is a unique, unprecedented phenomenon in US History!...

For years, we have heard that America is not ready for a "black" president!... and for years, we have heard that America is not ready for a "female" president!... While America is now more ready for a female president, Hilary Clinton does not seem to be the one who will fill that category.  On the other hand, there is something about Obama, allied to the "powerful cycle of change in America", that will put him in the White House on January 20, 2009.

Arriving “fresh” to a weary nation disheartened by Clinton fatigue, Bush-Cheney fatigue, a never ending war in Iraq, a health insurance crisis, a mortgage crisis, record high oil prices, a crumbling dollar, and alienation of the U.S. in many parts the world, Obama shines through like a breath of fresh air with whom Americans, both democrats and republicans alike, seem to connect with.

Unlike McCaine, he is youthful, inspiring and charismatic…

Unlike the “polarizing” Hilary Clinton, Barack speaks of unity, common purpose, and a new day in Washington with sincerity, eloquence and influence…  

Like the “Reagan Democrats”, we now see “Obama Republicans”…

Barack was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, to a Muslim Kenyan father, Barack Obama, Sr., and a white Baptisr mother, Stanley Ann Dunham of Wichita, Kansas. Obama’s father left when Obama was 2. Barack, however, is a Christian who believes in Jesus, and has been going to the same church for 20 years.

Obama's parents met at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. They married in 1960, when Ann was 18, then separated in 1963, when Barack was two years old, and later divorced in 1965. His father went to Harvard University to pursue Ph.D. studies, then returned to Kenya, where he died in an auto accident in 1982.

His mother married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian Muslim, and the family moved to Soetoro's home country in 1967. Obama attended local schools in Jakarta from ages 6 to 10, where classes were taught in the Indonesian language. He then returned to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents, Madelyn and Stanley Dunham, while attending Punahou School from the 5th grade until his graduation in 1979. Obama's mother died of ovarian cancer in 1995.

Something about the "black and white" and the "Muslim and Christian" in Barrack will somehow be seen as a sign of unity in the U.S. and around the world. Unlike his predecessors, Obama will receive a special welcome everywhere in the world, and, like Reagan, even foes, like Iran and the Islamic radicals, will be more likely to admire him, like him and cooperate with him.

It is no secret that the desire for change is overwhelming... and the tides of change are on Obama's side...


Lebanese Forces Leader Dr. Samir Geagea is scheduled to visit the U.S. on an official invitation to hold talks with the U.S. administration at the white house, the state and defense departments and the National Security  Council, as well as other U.S. officials concerned with the Lebanon situation early in March.

The visit would also include calls on members of the Lebanese community in the United States.


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Society Notes
George Piro, the Lebanese FBI Hero

Here comes a shining star amongst Lebanese Americans; George Piro, the gentle Lebanese-American FBI agent who was assigned to the joint FBI/CIA Iraq Survey Group and interrogated Saddam Hussein over several months...

George is the son of Mr & Mrs. Lazar Piro of Turlock.  He comes from a very well known good Assyrian-Lebanese family, educated in Assyrian, Arabic, French and English.

Pirro demonstrated, in accordance with FBI policy, that he had far more effective "psychological warfare" ways to make evildoers confess than water boarding and/or torture could. Simple things like Lebanese home-baked cookies!...   It is worth noting that U.S. policy prevents water boarding and torture, things that barbaric regimes like Saddam Hussein's flagrantly engage in, day in and day out!... God bless America!...

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Politics
The Conspiracy against Lebanon!...

As if Lebanon and the Lebanese haven't suffered enough yet!...

Lebanese PoliticiansFollowing the never ending cycle of senseless barbaric assassinations by evil regimes, the total disregard of the sanctity of human life and the shameless stumbling blocks to delay electing a legitimate President, now Lebanon is once again at a precipice!...

The external evil forces, empowered by the internal evil forces who have never ever worked in Lebanon's best interest, are shamelessly driving Lebanon yet to another frightening civil war starting with sporadic explosion of violence here and there... a civil war with no purpose other than destroy Lebanon, frighten the Lebanese, serve the interests of external evil powers and drive the Lebanese out of Lebanon while the Lebanese politicians are gorging and amassing millions and billions of dollars for themselves and their entourage, and engaging in their never-ending senseless power struggles and exercises in futility.

The "clandestine" conspiracy lies in reducing Lebanon and its people to nothing more than a "bargaining chip" dispensable by the Iranians, the Syrians, the Americans, and the Israelis to negotiate some unholy deals on the Golan heights, the Iranian nuclear ambitions and... the security of Israel.

The conspiracy will unfold itself in more escalation of violence with Hizballah being the sole illegitimate military power inside Lebanon fueled by their struggle with Israel.  The Americans already made it clear recently to the Christian leaders in Lebanon that the American military will not support them nor get involved in case of military escalation.  This leaves the Lebanese, faced with widespread chaos and destruction, with no choice but to call the Syrian  military once again, either alone or under the auspices of an Arab umbrella, to re-enter Lebanon to strike Hizballah, uproot its leadership and totally demilitarize it, leaving Lebanon once again under Syrian military occupation for many years to come..

"Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it!"...

When will the Lebanese politicians ever learn that "what goes around comes around"?  Those who are raping Lebanon are not getting it!... They are ending up assassinated or dead of natural causes without leaving the much needed legacy of a peaceful Lebanon, free of all external evil forces, free of all internal evil forces with the beautiful Lebanese people living in harmony, dignity, prosperity and peace.  May God protect Lebanon!... God bless Lebanon!...


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