Monday, 25 February 2008

"And the innocent pay the price"

A clip from Al-Jazeera's documentary of the civil war shows the fickle nature of the Lebanese political class. They describe the battle of the mountains in the early 1980s.

Elias Attallah (the leftwing military commander, now an M14 coalition MP), Walid Jumblat (then appealing for Syrian intevention in his battle with the Lebanese Forces‚ now an ally of the LF) and the former head of the Communist Party, George Hawi, (a key pro Syrian figure during the war, who was then assassinated by Syria).

The only consistant element to all of this is the final statement, "And the innocent pay the price".

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