Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lebanon's history via pop culture 44

Blue Bat operation, 14 thousand marines on our soil in 1958 because – you guessed it – we could not agree on a new president. Blue Bat tried to make peace among different Lebanese factions but in the words of a combat ready marine who landed on a beach full of soda vendors and bikini clad women: “It’s better than Korea. But what the hell is is it?” – to our credit, we are still trying to find out what the hell it is.