posted by Ramzi @ 8:55 PM
http://www.yozef.com - The Lebanese Expatriate
I read this today in Slate and I cheered for you ALL!. Oh that all our futures will be peaceful and bright!"When you are 20 years old, though, and have watched your government fall because you took to the street and demanded it, and the Syrian mukhabarat seems about to leave for good, and Lebanese flags are flying, and the sun is shining over the sea, you have more of a right to optimism than just about anyone."Look, I want to tell you something," Ghadieh said. "People are sick of sectarianism. Before, our leaders played politics on us. They told us these other people had done terrible things to us, had killed and raped our people. They made us fight. Now, we're not following our leaders. Our leaders are following us."He asked me to write down the word "martyr" and pronounce it, so that he could be sure he had it right in English."Rafik Hariri didn't tell us to fight. He gave us the weapon of education. He was our teacher, our hope, our future," Ghadieh said. The least he and his friends can do is make the man's death worthwhile. "This is not a camp, it's a revolution."http://slate.msn.com/id/2116785/entry/2116787/
The Lebanese flag is a beautiful flag. Something about it just sings.
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