Kuwait joins 3 Gulf states in issuing Lebanon travel warning

The Gulf state of Kuwait on Monday urged its citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon and also asked those already present there to leave after deadly clashes linked to the Syrian conflict left two people killed in Beirut.

The foreign ministry called on Kuwaitis to cancel travel plans to Lebanon “due to developments in the tense security situation.”

The ministry’s statement, carried by the official KUNA news agency, also urged Kuwaitis currently in Lebanon to leave the Arab country “for their safety.”

Kuwait’s move follows a similar decision on Saturday by its Gulf neighbors the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain.

The Kuwaiti call comes after gunbattles between pro- and anti-Syrian groups rocked Beirut overnight Monday, killing at least two people.

An office housing a small pro-Syrian party in Tareek el-Jdideh, a mainly Sunni Muslim neighborhood of west Beirut, was torched during the clashes.

The fighting erupted hours after reports that army troops had shot dead Sheikh Ahmad Abdel Wahid, a prominent anti-Syria Sunni cleric, near a checkpoint in north Lebanon on Sunday. Another cleric in the car was also killed.

Their killing followed a week of clashes between Sunnis hostile to the Syrian regime and Alawites who support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that left 10 people dead in Lebanon’s northern port city of Tripoli.

Mansour inquires

Foreign Affairs Minister Adnan Mansour contacted his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah to inquire about Kuwait’s travel warning for Lebanon, National News Agency reported on Monday.

“ The Kuwaiti minister said the decision was a result of the events that some Lebanese areas witnessed,” NNA said, adding that Sabah “promised to reconsider the decision once the reasons that led to the warning are resolved .”

Tourism is the most important source of revenue for Lebanon. The action by four out of six Gulf states is a blow to the tourist industry which counts heavily on tourists from the Arabian Gulf countries.

Al Arabiya

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    Who cares about what the puppets around the PERSIAN gulf say????

    • guss043

      The Gulf countries are helping Lebanese to earn their daily bread in comparison  to your beloved persian who brought nothing to us except fanaticism, destruction and fake fight fight against Israel  . Iran helped and still helping Israel to divide the middle east.Just look at Bahrain has the most freest economy in the worldand rank in the 10 gnp per capita , any reason to burn the country with such economy !! but the persian evil hands are working there , but hopefully they ill cut!!!!!

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        Hahaha I think it is the other way around! And the thousands of thouands of Lebanese who went to the streets of Beirut when ahamadinjad visited the country prove my point.

        • 5thDrawer

          Everybody likes a ‘show’, Mahdi … clowns have always been popular street-performers.

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    Who cares about what the puppets around the PERSIAN gulf say????

    • guss043

      The Gulf countries are helping Lebanese to earn their daily bread in comparison  to your beloved persian who brought nothing to us except fanaticism, destruction and fake fight fight against Israel  . Iran helped and still helping Israel to divide the middle east.Just look at Bahrain has the most freest economy in the worldand rank in the 10 gnp per capita , any reason to burn the country with such economy !! but the persian evil hands are working there , but hopefully they ill cut!!!!!

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        Hahaha I think it is the other way around! And The thousands of thouands of Lebanese who went to the streets of Beirut when ahamadinjad visited the country prooves my point

        • 5thDrawer

          Everybody likes a ‘show’, Mahdi … clowns have always been popular street-performers.

  • guss043

    The misery of Lebanon and the Middle east will not end before the regime of Iran fall down, the Khomeinins brought all the fanaticism to the Middle East  since 1979 with their evil Ayatollah and they are taking us to the abyss ,in the mean time they are going to the nuclear age themselves. They are spreading like cancer in Iraq/Syria and Lebanon and the fight now in Syria and Lebanon is the struggle to who is going to win !!

    • Rafic

      You are right except after Khomeini the whole Islamic world got radicalized and some Sunnis are very radical Salafist that are carrying the torch of Khomeini.

      • guss043

        Trust me no Salafist would exist if it wasnt to the Ayatollah. Look what’s ahppeing around . A thug in Beirut named Birjawi yesterday terrorized for the whole night the neighborhood, who other than the persian thugs with their leader  Nasrallah is providing arms to them, who sent a car to make him escapr. This Ayatollah named Nasrallah is the biggest thug who’s trying to light up the civial war to disttract Syrian issue and kille thw STL. .With the Shiites in power u cant build a country ,they are not made to rule, look at Iraq /Iran. the shiites dont have  a sense of country they are MILLAL and this is what they are called with all due respect !!!!!

        • Constantin7

          Do you realize guss043 how much racist is your reply to Rafic ? You say about the Shiaa: “….they are not made to rule….they don’t have a sense of a country they are Millal…”, I am christian and not shiaa and find so much racism and hate in your message. If I were a shiaa I would be very offended. You also insinuate that only sunnis can rule ?! As far as I am concerned, at least in Lebanon I would not trust neither sunnis nor shiaas to rule, I would trust only christians and druzes to rule (any christian not necessarily maronite). also when a minority rules it makes sure not to ignore the minorities rights, but when a majority rules (especially in muslim countries) they completely ignore or, worse, persecute the minorities. Look at Egypt with the sunnis and copts, look at Saudi Arabia with sunnis and shiaa, look at Iran with shiaa and the Baha’is and the zoroastrians, always almost the minorities in muslim countries are persecuted and not given their natural rights, even if they were the original people of the country, like in the Egypt, the copts were way before in Egypt than Islam and yet they are not given their social and political rights and building their churches is a big hassle that needs a presidential decree.

          Let’s for once start speaking about taking the arms from ALL and applying the rule of law on ALL and let’s be equal citizens to this wonderful nation of Lebanon and stop having this superiority on others that we are better than the other or deserve more than the other. We are all equal human beings. You did not do anything to be born a sunni, why do you think you are better than others ? However, and unfortunately, in Islam religion teaches you that you are superior than others and the rest are not worthy or are Kuffar or lost or have the wrath of God on them. I have an advice for you: If you want to feel peace and radiate peace around you: Read the bible, meet the real God, not the God of racism, killing and sex….So at the end all our problems in the Middle East their origins are in Islam and its teachings, therefore these conflicts are not going to stop but are going to become more and more, until a courageous muslim leader realizes this truth and comes to the Lord Jesus Christ in PUBILC, then the downfall of Islam and these conflicts will start.

        • 5thDrawer

          Wow … Constantin7 (below) sounds like a Baptist. Praise the Lord. 😉
          But he has a point about differentiating between racism and sectarianism. Many do not seem to realize that they are not the same thing.
          If you’re going for a politician by religious sect, pick a dour Protestant. 🙂
          At least they know how to run an office without prejudice. 😉

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      Then ask your master (israHELL) to attack!

      • guss043

        I have no master ,I am free and pure Lebanese, you are the one that you need master always , from Khomeini to Assad to Ahmadin el Najjad , always you guys need masters, same in 1958 Nasser was your master, ” Min ma Akhad immmi sar ammi ,this is the way you live, you never identify yourself with the Cedar because this is not your traditions, you want to destroy and steal and burn Lebanon because you dont identify yourself with it because the presdient is Christian and in your religion you dont accept that, it is all lies and lies and lies, as your Shiite religion dictate to dcuk your head when the sword is on your neck and kill when it is lifted , It is all lies , Nasrallah waiting for the right moment o hijack lebanon and declare Oummat al Fakih, But the Sunni Salafist now fucked him up and Syria is falling apart so is the dream of Nasrallah . Put this in your head , you will not be able to take Lebanon , the turk and their glory we defeat them . You dont intimidate me when you say your master Isreal ,Our maste is the Christ and was a Jew and he will be back when the Jew admit that he was the one and the only one and only God you like it or not an dhe’s Jesus Christ and NEITHER you OR the Jews nor Nasrallah or other will be able to put the church down and the Christianity in Lebanon get it in YOUR HEAD FROM NOW TO ETERNITY!!!!!! look at the christian in Palestine presecuted by the moslems and the jews , all the sacrifice the christiaon palestinian did for the PLo from wadih Haddad to Geroges Habash ,they cant get a post now with Hamas , you are the same as Nazis you dont tolerate anyone, but this will change very soon for you and the Jews as all it is in God plan !!!!!

  • guss043

    The misery of Lebanon and the Middle east will not end before the regime of Iran fall down, the Khomeinins brought all the fanaticism to the Middle East  since 1970 and we are going down to the hole. They are spreading like cancer in Iraq/Syria and Lebanon.

    • Rafic

      You are right except after Khomeini the whole Islamic world got radicalized and some Sunnis are very radical Salafist that are carrying the torch of Khomeini.

      • guss043

         Trust me id Salafist exist is because of the Ayatollah. Look what’s ahppeing around . A thug in Beirut named Birjawi yesterday terrorized for the whole night the neighborhood, who other than the persian thugs with their leader  Nasrallah is providing arms to them, who sent a car to make him escapr. This Ayatollah named Nasrallah is the biggest thug who’s trying to light up the civial war to disttract Syrian issue and kille thw STL. .With the Shiites in power u cant build a country ,they are not made to rule, look at Iraq /Iran. the shiites dont have  a sense of country they are MILLAL and this is what they are called with all due respect !!!!!  

        • Constantin7

          Do you realize guss043 how much racist is your reply to Rafic ? You say about the Shiaa: “….they are not made to rule….they don’t have a sense of a country they are Millal…”, I am christian and not shiaa and find so much racism and hate in your message. If I were a shiaa I would be very offended. You also insinuate that only sunnis can rule ?! As far as I am concerned, at least in Lebanon I would not trust neither sunnis nor shiaas to rule, I would trust only christians and druzes to rule (any christian not necessarily maronite). also when a minority rules it makes sure not to ignore the minorities rights, but when a majority rules (especially in muslim countries) they completely ignore or, worse, persecute the minorities. Look at Egypt with the sunnis and copts, look at Saudi Arabia with sunnis and shiaa, look at Iran with shiaa and the Baha’is and the zoroastrians, always almost the minorities in muslim countries are persecuted and not given their natural rights, even if they were the original people of the country, like in the Egypt, the copts were way before in Egypt than Islam and yet they are not given their social and political rights and building their churches is a big hassle that needs a presidential decree.

          Let’s for once start speaking about taking the arms from ALL and applying the rule of law on ALL and let’s be equal citizens to this wonderful nation of Lebanon and stop having this superiority on others that we are better than the other or deserve more than the other. We are all equal human beings. You did not do anything to be born a sunni, why do you think you are better than others ? However, and unfortunately, in Islam religion teaches you that you are superior than others and the rest are not worthy or are Kuffar or lost or have the wrath of God on them. I have an advice for you: If you want to feel peace and radiate peace around you: Read the bible, meet the real God, not the God of racism, killing and sex….So at the end all our problems in the Middle East their origins are in Islam and its teachings, therefore these conflicts are not going to stop but are going to become more and more, until a courageous muslim leader realizes this truth and comes to the Lord Jesus Christ in PUBILC, then the downfall of Islam and these conflicts will start.

        • 5thDrawer

          Wow … Constantin7 (below) sounds like a Baptist. Praise the Lord. 😉
          But he has a point about differentiating between racism and sectarianism. Many do not seem to realize that they are not the same thing.
          If you’re going for a politician by religious sect, pick a dour Protestant. 🙂 At least they know how to run an office.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      Then ask your master (israHELL) to attack!

      • guss043

         I have no master ,I am free and pure Lebanese, you are the one that you need master always , from Khomeini to Assad to Ahmadin el Najjad , always you guys need masters, same in 1958 Nasser was your master, ” Min ma Akhad immmi sar ammi ,this is the way you live, you never identify yourself with the Cedar because this is not your traditions, you want to destroy and steal and burn Lebanon because you dont identify yourself with it because the presdient is Christian and in your religion you dont accept that, it is all lies and lies and lies, as your Shiite religion dictate to dcuk your head when the sword is on your neck and kill when it is lifted , It is all lies , Nasrallah waiting for the right moment o hijack lebanon and declare Oummat al Fakih, But the Sunni Salafist now fucked him up and Syria is falling apart so is the dream of Nasrallah . Put this in your head , you will not be able to take Lebanon , the turk and their glory we defeat them . You dont intimidate me when you say your master Isreal ,Our maste is the Christ and was a Jew and he will be back when the Jew admit that he was the one and the only one and only God you like it or not an dhe’s Jesus Christ and not you not the Jews and not all Nasrallah will be able to put the church down and the Christianity in Lebanon get it in youR HEAD FROM NOW TO ETERNITY!!!!!!

  • Hannibal

    Lebanon is alone again, naturally…

    • 5thDrawer

      Yes Hannibal … and we know why. Like the millions who have left the place in (at least) frustration.
      For a supposed democracy – convoluted as that may be – it has never been unable to vote for someone other than a defender of this, a resistor of that, an ancient pride in something more than a dirty river or a polluted hill or a socitetally-failed religious Icon.
      As I said before, tell the generals thanks for the past, give them medals, and send them to their already comfortable retirement homes. THINK about electing someone after asking what they will do for a country and all the people. Now they even lose the last of the jobs in a dwindling tourism industry.
      But Who elects the guy who wants to bring some jobs TO the place?
      A lot of people really wanted to help … but we can’t blame them for telling their citizens it’s not a safe beach.

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        You said below: Everybody likes a ‘show’, Mahdi … clowns have always been popular street-performers

        Well i guess he is a extremely popular clown then…. Not even Ronald McDonald is that popular!

        • 5thDrawer

          Yah Mahdi … I remember he ‘won’ 2 seats of 30 … but McDonald’s pays regularly. 😉

  • Lebanon is alone again, naturally…

    • 5thDrawer

      Yes Hannibal … and we know why. Like the millions who have left the place in (at least) frustration.
      For a supposed democracy – convoluted as that may be – it has never been unable to vote for someone other than a defender of this, a resistor of that, an ancient pride in something more than a dirty river or a polluted hill or a socitetally-failed religious Icon.
      As I said before, tell the generals thanks for the past, give them medals, and send them to their already comfortable retirement homes. THINK about electing someone after asking what they will go for a country and all the people. Now they even lose the last of the jobs in a dwindling tourism industry.
      But Who elects the guy who wants to bring some jobs TO the place?
      A lot of people really wanted to help … but we can’t blame them for telling their citizens it’s not a safe beach.

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        You said below: Everybody likes a ‘show’, Mahdi … clowns have always been popular street-performers

        Well i guess he is a extremely popular clown then…. Not even Ronald McDonald is that popular!

        • 5thDrawer

          Yah Mahdi … I remember he ‘won’ 2 seats of 30 … but McDonald’s pays regularly. 😉

  • Rafic

    If the Gulf States like Lebanon and mostly Sunnis in Lebanon ,they should not punish Lebanon. Last week Pres. Assad was complaining to UN that tourism in Syria went down from 90% to 15%, at least do not make Lebanon suffer further and put a smile on Pres. Assad that Lebanon is paying a price for the turmoil in Syria. When lots of people in tourism industry can have jobs and making money you think they will pick up an unnecessary fight , no of course, they have a job money and dignity.

  • Rafic

    If the Gulf States like Lebanon and mostly Sunnis in Lebanon ,they should not punish Lebanon. Last week Pres. Assad was complaining to UN that tourism in Syria went down from 90% to 15%, at least do not make Lebanon suffer further and put a smile on Pres. Assad that Lebanon is paying a price for the turmoil in Syria. When lots of people in tourism industry can have jobs and making money you think they will pick up an unnecessary fight , no of course, they have a job money and dignity.

  • Constantin7

    Let’s put things into perspective, for the last few months Hizbullah and the pro-syrian regime parties in Lebanon are keeping low profile because they don’t know if the Syrian regime is going to survive, so they are playing the game of wait and see. The Sunnis (in general) are the ones who are taking advantage of this situation and “pumping” up the street and the fanatics to fight and support their bretherns in Syria. This incident in Akkar of  killing a Sunni sheikh and his companion could have been avoided if they had stopped at the army’s checkpoint, they did not stop and with smoky glasses the army shot at the car. The army did its duty and is trying to impose the rule of law on everybody, so instead of the sunni leaders to tell their followers to abide by the army’s rules and checkpoints and issue an apology for this sheikh who did not abide by the law and to tell the people that those who do not abide by law could face the same faith, they are angry, and want to prosecute the army, and cutting roads and burning tires and stopping normal life for the citizens to take place. This is taking the law in their own hands and making the unlawful lawful and the lawful becomes unlawful. They provoked the fighting in Beirut on Monday, and they provoked the regretful decision of the Gulf states to advise their population to leave Lebanon and avoid travelling to Lebanon, at the beginning of the summer, where thousands of Lebanese families wait for the Gulf tourists to make a living.
    I tell my fellow Lebanese Sunnis, to retreat from the streets, keep abiding by the law (as you had done until very recently), and let the army execute its duties, it is not enough that the army cannot execute its duties in some areas of he south, now it cannot do it in some areas of the north. Right now the sunnis are making things worse and plunging the country in a worse situation than it was. Before we had to deal with Hizbullah and its arms, now we have to deal with new thugs in Tripoli and their arms. I am sure that killing this sheikh was not intentional by the army, it happened beause the sheikh refused to stop at the checkpoint., that’s it, nothing more.
    Between the Hizbullah, the salafists, the muslim brotherhoods, the iranian and saoudi money, and the blindness of the poor ignorant people who have murders and killers as leaders, Lebanon and the its people are suffering once again.  

    • guss043

       It is not matter of taking advantage, years of Alawite repression and Hama killing and you want the Sunni Lebanese to stay quiet , why? Hizbollah laying quiet or sending his thugs with the SSNP to fight in Syria.
      Sure the sunni have full right to speed up  the fall of the assassin Assad faster.He’s the one who killed Hariri with Iran wiht no doubt in mind of anyone !!!!  The sunni are not the problem maker, in Tripoli Jabal Mohsen thug Alawite by the name Eid opened fire , The issue is we have a PM who came with Hizbollah and Syria power and a president who cant do anything, Otherwise if there was a real army and security forces , you would be able to collect the arms and bring the thugs like Eid and Birjawia in a second, where there is a will there is a way.But it is a  country of mercenaries .This is not a country it is an open sour!!!!

    • guss043

      Adding to your comment that all what’s happening in lebanon is because the arms of Hizbollah, the army chief ,the president and Mikai are doing things not convinced in doing because they are afraid of Hizbollah, Three parties are mainly armed Hizbollah ,SSNP, Amal , all trio are the axis of Syria and Iran, you are missing that Hizbollah if they lose Syria their funeral will be on the way , the Salafist dont scare me I am a christian, Shikh al Asir make much sense than Hizbollah and his iranian project!!!!

    • Beiruti

      Constantin if you were on this site long enough you would know that Guss is a Christian :p not a Sunni

      • 5thDrawer

        Did you ever feel, Beiruti, that you’ve been on a merry-go-round ? 🙂 The same scene keeps passing by and we never get off…. but can’t grab the ring either.
        Sometimes, the beach is the only place to be. Hell, they don’t even demonstrate there … it’s wonderful. 🙂

        • master09

          Why would you demonstrate with the thong and boobi hanging out in your face .If we had more on the streets in the ME that mite shift their attention to chill and have FUNNNNNN. Long live the thong….that is wonderful.   :-)))))))) 

        • MeYosemite

          Yeah, and some of us took a boat a bit further off the beach.

  • Constantin7

    Let’s put things into perspective, for the last few months Hizbullah and the pro-syrian regime parties in Lebanon are keeping low profile because they don’t know if the Syrian regime is going to survive, so they are playing the game of wait and see. The Sunnis (in general) are the ones who are taking advantage of this situation and “pumping” up the street and the fanatics to fight and support their bretherns in Syria. This incident in Akkar of  killing a Sunni sheikh and his companion could have been avoided if they had stopped at the army’s checkpoint, they did not stop and with smoky glasses the army shot at the car. The army did its duty and is trying to impose the rule of law on everybody, so instead of the sunni leaders to tell their followers to abide by the army’s rules and checkpoints and issue an apology for this sheikh who did not abide by the law and to tell the people that those who do not abide by law could face the same faith, they are angry, and want to prosecute the army, and cutting roads and burning tires and stopping normal life for the citizens to take place. This is taking the law in their own hands and making the unlawful lawful and the lawful becomes unlawful. They provoked the fighting in Beirut on Monday, and they provoked the regretful decision of the Gulf states to advise their population to leave Lebanon and avoid travelling to Lebanon, at the beginning of the summer, where thousands of Lebanese families wait for the Gulf tourists to make a living.
    I tell my fellow Lebanese Sunnis, to retreat from the streets, keep abiding by the law (as you had done until very recently), and let the army execute its duties, it is not enough that the army cannot execute its duties in some areas of he south, now it cannot do it in some areas of the north. Right now the sunnis are making things worse and plunging the country in a worse situation than it was. Before we had to deal with Hizbullah and its arms, now we have to deal with new thugs in Tripoli and their arms. I am sure that killing this sheikh was not intentional by the army, it happened beause the sheikh refused to stop at the checkpoint., that’s it, nothing more.
    Between the Hizbullah, the salafists, the muslim brotherhoods, the iranian and saoudi money, and the blindness of the poor ignorant people who have murders and killers as leaders, Lebanon and the its people are suffering once again.  

    • guss043

       It is not matter of taking advantage, years of Alawite repression and Hama killing and you want the Sunni Lebanese to stay quiet , why? Hizbollah laying quiet or sending his thugs with the SSNP to fight in Syria.
      Sure the sunni have full right to speed up  the fall of the assassin Assad faster.He’s the one who killed Hariri with Iran wiht no doubt in mind of anyone !!!!  The sunni are not the problem maker, in Tripoli Jabal Mohsen thug Alawite by the name Eid opened fire , The issue is we have a PM who came with Hizbollah and Syria power and a president who cant do anything, Otherwise if there was a real army and security forces , you would be able to collect the arms and bring the thugs like Eid and Birjawia in a second, where there is a will there is a way.But it is a  country of mercenaries .This is not a country it is an open sour!!!!

    • guss043

       Adding to your comment that all what’s happening in lebanon is because the arms of Hizbollah, the army chief ,the president and mikti ae doing things not convinced in doing because they are afraid of Hizbollah, Three parties are mainly armed Hizbollah ,SSNP, Amal , all trio are the axis of Syria and Iran, you are missing that Hizbollah if they lose Syria their funeral will be on the way , the Salafist dont scare me I am a christian, Shikh al Asir make much sense than Hizbollah and his iranian project!!!!

    • Beiruti

      Constantin if you were on this site long enough you would know that Guss is a Christian :p not a Sunni

      • 5thDrawer

        Did you ever feel, Beiruti, that you’ve been on a merry-go-round ? 🙂 The same scene keeps passing by and we never get off…. but can’t grab the ring either.
        Sometimes, the beach is the only place to be. Hell, they don’t even demonstrate there … it’s wonderful. 🙂

        • master09

          Why would you demonstrate with the thong and boobi hanging out in your face .If we had more on the streets in the ME that mite shift their attention to chill and have FUNNNNNN. Long live the thong….that is wonderful.   :-)))))))) 

        • MeYosemite

          Yeah, and some of us took a boat a bit further off the beach.

  • $21082311

    Some of these warnings from the Gulf came even before the latest street incidents took place. What a coincidence!
    We continue to be puppets to other countries and in the end no one will care, absolutely no one. Every country’s government serves their own country’s interests no matter what it takes and rightfully so. In Lebanon, we always are serving others and waiting for instruction from this and that. We repeat mindlessly what media tells us without giving second thought to the entertainment game that is being played. When will we ever put our act together and think for one minute without religious prejudice and hatred towards each other? Most importantly when will we stop believing our so-called leaders and voting for them again and again? Look at their history and their deeds, let their actions speak for them not their empty stupid words. They are getting richer by the minute, while people are getting poorer. Our diversity is what makes us unique in the region, the minute any of us talks or thinks in a sectarian manner, we contribute to killing our own country. We cannot criticize if we do not watch the quality and level of our own dialogue. We have so much talent and potential within each and every citizen group of every sect and geography, I wish we could all see that, but I wonder if it is not too late…. 

  • Dani38

    Some of these warnings from the Gulf came even before the latest street incidents took place. What a coincidence!
    We continue to be puppets to other countries and in the end no one will care, absolutely no one. Every country’s government serves their own country’s interests no matter what it takes and rightfully so. In Lebanon, we always are serving others and waiting for instruction from this and that. We repeat mindlessly what media tells us without giving second thought to the entertainment game that is being played. When will we ever put our act together and think for one minute without religious prejudice and hatred towards each other? Most importantly when will we stop believing our so-called leaders and voting for them again and again? Look at their history and their deeds, let their actions speak for them not their empty stupid words. They are getting richer by the minute, while people are getting poorer. Our diversity is what makes us unique in the region, the minute any of us talks or thinks in a sectarian manner, we contribute to killing our own country. We cannot criticize if we do not watch the quality and level of our own dialogue. We have so much talent and potential within each and every citizen group of every sect and geography, I wish we could all see that, but I wonder if it is not too late….