LEBANON: Fear & Loathing in Lebanon

Two days after the worst bomb in 30 years rocked Lebanon, I need to travel from cialis coupon offers the hills south of Beirut back into the city. The most direct routes would skirt me near Dahiyeh, where 27 innocent people died and nearly 300 were injured when a car carrying 100 kg of explosives […] Read more »

SYRIA: US Caught between Iraq and a Hard Spot

I’ve incorporated a new phrase into my sparse Arabic vocabulary: Ana aasfe. I’m sorry. Seems I’m apologizing a lot of late to Lebanese who (usually loudly and forcefully) insist the Syrian civil war is the US’s fault. “Obama is a murderer!” bellowed one Lebanese friend. “This is all the fault of the US!” a local […] Read more »

LEBANON: Of Sons & Sunflowers

We stand in the shadow of the mosque, the muezzin crying out his forlorn afternoon prayers as if he were searching for a lost place. I survey the neat rows of tents planted on the dusty parking lot and wonder how to tell the story of these Syrian refugees. The numbers are overwhelming. The stories […] Read more »