Monday, November 30, 2015

The complexity of Lebanon's pain

From a fascinating Reuters article covering the latest machinations regarding selecting a President of Lebanon --

[Suleiman] Franjieh's ties to the Assad family date to his childhood when his grandfather, the late President Suleiman Franjieh, took him on trips to Damascus to visit his friend, the late President Hafez al-Assad. Franjieh used to hunt with Bashar al-Assad's older brother, Basil, who died in a 1994 car crash. He was orphaned in 1978 when a Christian militia attacked his family home in northern Lebanon, killing his father, mother and sister. [Samir] Geagea has been accused of responsibility for that civil war time attack, though he has denied participating. 

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