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Generational Country Study: Lebanon
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Online reference information
CIA Fact Book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/le.html
US State Dept.: http://www.state.gov/p/nea/ci/c2414.htm
BBC Country Profile: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791071.stm
Library of Congress: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/lbtoc.html
Google news: http://news.google.com/news?q=Lebanon
Google books: http://books.google.com/books?q=Lebanon
Free Google books: http://books.google.com/books?as_brr=1&q=Lebanon
Generational Crisis Wars
-- Lebanon: Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire -- 1908-1922
-- Lebanon: Civil War -- 1977-1982
-- How inflammatory was President Bush's speech to Israel's Knesset?:
The speech may have touched some nerves among the Palestinians, and changed American policy.
-- Hizbollah appears to be staging a coup in Lebanon:
As street gunfights spread, observers fear total civil war - which is impossible.
-- China and Taiwan: Understanding two different war paradigms:
None of Obama, Clinton or McCain have any idea of this.
-- Violence in Gaza escalates significantly as Israel contemplates an invasion:
American warships are off the Lebanon coast to promote "regional stability."
-- Egypt's failure to close the Gaza border further destabilizes the region.:
Changing events brings Israelis, Palestinians and Egyptians into further confrontation and conflict.
-- Anxious Americans become euphoric over Barack Obama:
This kind of euphoria has occurred twice before recently.
-- Pakistanis are increasingly joining forces with al-Qaeda:
The contrast with the Iraq war and al-Qaeda in Iraq is instructive.
-- Political chaos increases in Lebanon as Constitution fails to provide a new President:
Hizbollah is threatening to cripple Lebanon's government indefinitely,
-- New al-Qaeda linked terrorist group provokes heavy gun battle in northern Lebanon:
Islamist militants in Fatah al-Islam, led by Shakir al-Abssi, battled Lebanese troops on Sunday,
-- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a very charismatic leader:
In his 60 Minutes interview, he was witty, charming, confident and deadly.
-- UN Security Council declares Lebanon peace while war expands:
Israel, Lebanon and Hizbollah have promised to end the war on Monday.
-- Will there REALLY be French troops separating Israeli and Hizbollah forces?:
Stranger things have happened, but I'll believe this only when I see it.
-- While world watches Lebanon, Sri Lanka goes to war:
Tamil Tiger rebels have engaged Sri Lanka government forces in heavy fighting
-- Which war came first, Korea or Vietnam?:
This is the kind of question that today's journalists typically need help with,
-- Lebanon: Storm over airstrikes on UN observer post has a darker side:
The presence of Chinese observers was previously unreported. What are they doing there?
-- Lebanon war escalates as UN officials are killed and Nasrallah threatens deeper strikes in Israel:
Kofi Annan accused of Israel of "apparent deliberate targeting" of a lookout post
-- Some random notes on the Mideast crisis:
First off, dislodging Hizbollah from the Israeli border is almost impossible.
-- Why did China agree to join a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning North Korea?:
Henry Kissinger has one theory, but mine is quite different.
-- Mideast war now centers around Hizbollah's Hassan Nasrallah:
Nasrallah splits the Arab world and draws international support for Israel
-- Israel and Hizbollah declare war:
However, the Palestinians are staying out of it so far
-- Israel mobilizes reserves and invades Lebanon:
Calling Hizbollah capture of Israeli soldiers an 'act of war', Olmert promises "very painful and far-reaching" response.
-- Storks fall out of the sky in Lebanon:
500 million birds are migrating from Asia to Africa this week and next,
Other online references
Canadian Country Profile:
UN Humanitarian Profile: http://www.irinnews.org/ME-Country.aspx?Country=LB
National Geographic Music Profile: http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic/view/page.basic/country/content.country/lebanon_26
Kidon Media Link: http://www.kidon.com/media-link/lb.php
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