A Diamond’s Eye View of the World

a multi-faceted look at the middle east, and the middle west

making sense of Lebanon

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on November 24, 2007

I feel sorry for the local US newscasters trying to keep up with events in Lebanon. While looking for updates on the situation, I found this transcript from Minot, North Dakota’s KXMC:

BEIRUT Lebanon (AP) Lebanon’s political situation has taken a confusing turn. President Emile Lahoud (ee-MEEL’ lah-HOOD”) has ordered the Army to take over security, saying the country is in “state of emergency.” The move comes just hours before Lahoud is to step down, with no successor. The government of Prime Minister Fuad Saniora (foo-AHD’ sah-nee-OHR’-uh) says the declaration is unconstitutional.

Oh well – at least they aren’t still referring to him as Imad Lahoud. “Imad” is a name in Arabic, but it is also a title: colonel. And, to be fair, the situation in Lebanon is confusing.

And I’ll be there by tomorrow :).


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