We Are In Pitiless Times by Vijay Prashad + Beirut Bombings

Don't Bomb Syria, London, 12 September 2015

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by Vijay Prashad
open Democracy
November 15, 2015

After Paris, macho language about “pitiless war” defines the contours of leadership. Little else is on offer. It is red meat to our emotions.

A week of horrible carnage – bomb blasts in Beirut and Baghdad and then the cold-blooded shootings in Paris. Each of these acts of terror left dead bodies and wounded lives. There is nothing good that comes of them – only the pain of the victim and then more pain as powerful people take refuge in clichéd policies that once again turn the wheel of violence.

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New America Foundation: Briefing on Beirut (video)

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Is Lebanon on the brink of civil war? What are the implications for the region? What is America’s role in the current crisis?

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www.newamerica.net

May 13, 2008

Featured Speakers

  • Rami Khouri (by phone)
    Editor-at-Large
    The Daily Star
  • Hisham Melhem
    Bureau Chief
    Al Arabiyah
  • Nir Rosen (by phone)
    Former Fellow, New America Foundation
    Fellow, NYU Center on Law and Security
  • Daniel Levy
    Director, Middle East Policy Initiative, New America Foundation/The Century Foundation
    Publisher, www.ProspectsforPeace.com
  • Flynt Leverett
    Director, Geopolitics of Energy Initiative
    New America Foundation

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Lebanon does not want another war. Does it? By Robert Fisk

Disturbing Stirrings – Ratcheting Up For War on Iran by Stephen Lendman

Are the Clashes in Beirut a Signal of the inception of a new War for the “New Middle East”?

Mosaic News – 5/9/08: World News from the Middle East

Inside Story: Lebanon’s army (video)