Wednesday, April 13, 2016

13th of April - another war commemoration in Lebanon

And so here we are, again, for the yearly commemoration of the start of the Lebanese war with the infamous Ain Al Roumaneh incident (whuch, mind you, still have its origins debatable as some implicate the Jordanian intelligence and others hint at the implications of the Nationalist Syrian party, while others stick to the tit for tat between the Phalangists and the Palestinians, but as Bill Farrell the late New York Times correspondent in Beirut once said "there's no truth in Beirut, only versions.").
So here we are 41 years later, not having learned anything. The proof is in the pudding, if we learned anything we would not be as we are today. The above is the real Bus (brand - Fargo) with a slogan taken from a poster by the Phalangists which plays on the fact that Ain Al Roumaneh means "eye of the pomegranate" and says "all the eyes of the world sleep and the eye of the pomegrenate remains alert".