Thursday, November 23, 2006

Robert Fisk on the Gemayel assassination

From the very last paragraph in the essay:
For if only the Lebanese stopped putting their faith in foreigners - the Americans, the Israelis, the British, the Iranians, the French, the United Nations - and trusted each other instead, they would banish the nightmares of civil war sealed inside Pierre Gemayel's coffin.
I'd like to think that the omission of Syria from the list of foreigners is accidental, but I don't think it is. Anyway, I've pretty much given up trying to understand or analyse why things happen the way they do in the Middle East. It sure makes for some intriguing reading, but you get nowhere.