Sunday, December 25, 2016

Beirut '70 (Christmas) - questioning history

Artworks by Tarek Chemaly
If the immaculate image of the 1970 Christmas with Santa Claus meeting a full adoring crowd at the Camille Chamoun Cite Sportive (descending by helicopter no less!) and the Christmas lights on the predominately Muslim part of Beirut were correct, then how come we ended up with a war in 1975 barely 5 years later?