As my flight touched down in Beirut, I had the feeling of returning to a land where deja vu is a fact of daily life. Where the same names persist for two decades or three or even more.
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Lebanon is about to fall into another dark period. But this time, the forces of Hezbollah and its patron Iran seem finally to have the upper hand.
There is nothing worse than a shallow columnist pontificating about what should and should not happen in a country he discovered only last week.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, is -- in principle -- a man of religion. However, in addition to commanding an illicit militia and ordering bloody wars, Nasrallah is a manipulator.
Recent events in Kyrgyzstan demonstrat how seemingly entrenched regimes can, in fact, be on the cusp of a coup d'état. Arabs have followed the events in Kyrgyzstan with wonder.
For Samir, Neda and the many others who lost their lives for democracy, we should keep up the fight, with or without American support.
While Iran knows how to make friends, Obama's America has become an expert in losing them.
The shift in allegiances of Lebanon's chameleon-like Druze leader has sent tremors through the country's political system.
There is talk of "war shopping", of people storing up supplies in case growing Israeli rhetoric towards Lebanon becomes a reality.
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