By Ghassan Karam
The whole world has been celebrating one of the most momentous events of the later half of the tweentieth century, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
“Things are not what they appear to be” is as close of a description of the political landscape in Lebanon as a phrase can get.
By Maurice Obeid
Now that you have a government in place, I am writing to advise you to capitalize on recent developments to set the stage for peace in Lebanon.
Twenty years ago this month, on November 4 1989, the civil war ended with the ratification of the Taif Accord.
Many have often sung the praises of “going with the flow” and “putting off until tomorrow what can be done today”.
How appropriate that the time it took for a Lebanese cabinet to see the light (if it occurs as expected within hours) is matched by the gestation period of a sheep, 150 days.
The peace Nobel laureate, Desmond Tutu a South African cleric, sent a letter to the EU parliament in which he berated them for not acting to slow down climate change.