April 16, 2005

Staying in Lebanon

I was scheduled to come home early next week, but things are heating up here in the Paris of the Middle East. I am going to stay for a couple more weeks.

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I hope you're all reading my Lebanon coverage over at the Spirit of America site. And I hope you're all donating some money. The democracy movement needs every last nickel and dime it can get. Remember, the tent-city is ground zero for the Cedar Revolution. These people quit their jobs and dropped out of school to make it happen. They are not making money, but they desperately need it.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at April 16, 2005 01:45 AM
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Michael

Great pictures. Can you tell me what building materials they use for the pictures you post April 16th?

Limestone? (French limestone?)
Limestone is great. Love the stuff.

Posted by: Benjamin at April 16, 2005 10:29 AM

Benjamin,

I have no idea what materials they used in the buildings. These are the originals. They were torn to pieces during the war, and their restoration is remarkable. They look brand-new, but they aren't. You can still see the bullet holes, actually. They left the holes in on purpose, but they partially filled them in to make them subtle, not obvious and ugly.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at April 16, 2005 10:40 AM

Great video and blogging, Michael.

Why don't we all send the links to our local news markets? Maybe someone will pick up the story and spread the news.

O/T factoid: After I listened to their music, I remembered that guitarist Dick Dale was the son of Lebanese parents. You can hear the influence in his riffs.

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Take care, and stay safe. There's a beer waiting for you when you get back to Portland.

Posted by: Asher Abrams - Dreams Into Lightning at April 17, 2005 03:52 PM

Let me know when you're available for beer and stories and I'll be ready. Until then, stay sharp and stay mobile. Avoid patterns and change your schedule often.

Good luck and let me know what I can do from here.

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Posted by: Tom Grey - Liberty Dad at April 18, 2005 07:19 AM

Michael, if you are staying longer in Beirut, I advise to try and visit the rest of the country: It will help with your take on the situation. Beirut is kind of like NYC, and the area you are in is like the Village. you have been to Hizbullahland as well, but the mountains and the rural areas provide an impression from the heartland so to speak, more conservative, less open to outsiders, more tradition bound etc, but great people just different. Plus it is really beautiful country. Its kind of like the difference between NYC and Arkansas, understanding both is integral to getting the US. It is the youth from the "heartland" so to speak that the tent city folk will have to appeal to if lebanon is to undergo lasting change. I am hopeful but it will be a long slog.

Posted by: hummbumm at April 18, 2005 09:22 AM

You won't hear this country boy say this often, but that looks like one beautiful city.

Posted by: UML Guy at April 18, 2005 10:08 AM

Great! Glad to hear you're staying.

I sent $100 this weekend, but that's nothing compared to what you're doing.

Keep up the great work! Freedom and democracy is the right of every human being.

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