Russia slammed Hillary Clinton in her remarks concerning Syria. Fine, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Russia also stated that Clinton’s comments (which I will not be focusing on) directly contradicted what the U.S. and Russia agreed upon over how to handle the crisis in Syria back in June. Ok, so maybe Washington adjusted […]Read more "Transitional Government in Syria Not a Good Idea"
Earlier this weekend I saw a headline concerning the conflict in Syria that read “Syria Ceasefire: Regime Agrees to Holiday Truce.” I remember thinking, “Finally! At least (even if not for good) people will be able to enjoy the holiday in peace.” The conflict in Syria stems from sectarian differences among Alawis, who belong to […]Read more "Killing in the Name of…"
The rebels and government forces have continued to relentlessly wage war on each other in Syria. However, in a recent twist of events Hezbollah has been exposed in aiding Syrian government forces. Many people “have long accused the Islamist party of taking a direct role in the Syrian conflict” prior to the accumulating evidence that […]Read more "More Spill Over Violence in Lebanon"
Last week a drone was shot down in Israel. There was a cloud of suspicion surrounding where the drone originated from in the initial reports, however a handful of days later it was confirmed that the drone belonged to Hezbollah stationed in Lebanon. More specifically, according to news reports, the drone was “manufactured in Iran […]Read more "Two “Wrongs” Lead to a Downed Drone"
This past April marked the ten year anniversary of the collapse of Trade Bank, which was brought on by a woman named Eti Alon. Alon was a “former deputy head of investments at Trade Bank” prior to defrauding the company she worked for. In turn, her crime led to the government reimbursing much of what […]Read more "One Big Bank Scandal to Change Them All"
It’s evident that there is a significant spillover of conflict on the Lebanese-Syrian border. However, the question that brings worry to most people is: will Lebanon be engulfed in a sectarian civil war much like the conflict that Syria has become a witness to? In recent weeks “spillover clashes” have become more common in the […]Read more "An Ever Deepening Rift"