Month: February 2011

A new topic is trending among my Lebanese peeps on Twitter today: #UniteLB, or Unite Lebanon. It’s part of a social media push by activists who want to put an end to the country’s sectarian system. They’ve planned a march for this Sunday at 12:00 p.m., starting at the Mar Mikhael Church. For more details […]

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says protesters trying to overthrow his regime are just a bunch of armed teens stoned on hallucinatory pills they got from Al-Qaeda. This statement is coming from a man, by the way, who gave a press conference earlier this week from a truck… with a hat on… holding an umbrella. Riiiight. […]

If these kind of self-indulgent publicity stunts were played out on a TV show, we’d change the channel or turn it off. But no, this is REAL life, where our political representatives are largely a bunch of shallow and smug characters with glib attitudes, bland acting skills and amateur on-screen looks. Gebran Bassil single-handedly set […]

UPDATE: Video has been made private CNN’s Bed Wedeman was the first international correspondent to gain entry into Libya. Here is his report from a Benghazi rally. I’m sure you’ll agree: what’s happening in this country is incredible.

The people protesting in Libya are brainwashed, trigger-happy teens who are stoned on drugs. That’s what the country’s leader Muammar Gaddafi said in a live audio feed on state television Thursday. He also said Al-Qaeda was behind the crisis. “It is obvious now that this issue is run by Al-Qaeda… they have been brainwashing the […]