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Moussa Bashir · May, 2008

I live in Beirut, Lebanon, where I work in education as a Head of Division and as a physics teacher. I'm married and blessed with two kids. My personal blog and twitter.

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Latest posts by Moussa Bashir from May, 2008

Lebanon: The Doha Agreement

Lebanese political leaders who met in Doha under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani reached an agreement last week. The full text of...

Lebanon: A deal is reached in Doha

“Beirut – Lebanon is where the action will be after a deal was reached yesterday to end the political crises in Lebanon. Finally Lebanon this week will have a president...

Lebanon: National dialogue in Doha

Lebanese parliamentarians, ministers, and opposing political leaders are currently holding talks in Doha, Qatar. This national dialogue came at the end of violent clashes between opposition and pro–government groups two...

Lebanon: Psycological traumas

“Many Lebanese, myself included, argue that this technically short conflict did far more psychological damage than the 34 day 2006 war. Civil wars are much harder psychologically than wars with...

Lebanon: Agree or stay away

“On the way to Beirut International Airport, members of the ‘Handicapped Union’ and other NGOs tell Lebanon's politicians, war lords, inflated clowns & others not to return if they fail...

Lebanon: “Revolverism”

“Firing weapons in the air is a local custom rooted in tradition and history and nurtured by more than a century of frivolity and inter-communal love,” states Ms. Tee, while...

Lebanon: Civil Strife

The military confrontations between the different factions in Lebanon have subsided a bit. The Lebanese Army has declared that it will interfere forcefully to restore order. It also seems that...

Lebanon: Conflict is beyond sectarianism

“His [Nasrallah] words highlighted a deep political divide that goes beyond sectarianism, which pits those who see Lebanon as prey to a Western plot to dominate the region against those...

Lebanon: “Unsung heroes”

“Another, silent army has deployed, clad in bright green: the Sukleen cleaners. Many come from India, Bangladesh, or Sri lanka, and they are here, in the middle of this conflict,...

Lebanon: Back to sectarianism

“People are now being forced, many times against their will, back into their religiously dominated sectarian camps for protection. This has often heartbreaking personal consequences,” writes Manuela Paraipan about her...

Lebanon: “Coup d'état”

“This seems to be shaping up to be a full-scale coup d'état by Hezbollah with the support of the army,” says the Human Province about the conflict in Lebanon.

Lebanon: Entering a new phase

“The short, but violent civil war of the past three days will be followed by a grander civil war that may take years … a civil war for hearts and...

Lebanon: “We did not stage a coup”

“If we wanted to stage a coup, you would have woken up this morning in prison, or in the middle of the sea. We do not want that. It is...

Lebanon: Biased media

Tantalus writes on titles and articles that are not objective in untrustworthy media.

Lebanon: Government Decrees Repealed

“The army command has just announced it is reinstating Wafiq Shuqair as the head of airport security and will investigate Hizbullah’s communications network ‘without harming the resistance’, asking for the...

Lebanon: “Hot Summer”

“It's a pretty hot summer indeed in Lebanon… A strike that turned into a civil war… I'm scared..Yesterday when I heard the gunshots getting closer to my house I couldn't...

Lebanon: “New Era Begins”

MFL's provides a list of lessons and observations drawn from the crisis in Lebanon.

Lebanon: Like being under siege

“I live in Ras El-Nabeh, where clashes have been raging for the last 2 days, and thanks god today is relatively calm and under the Lebanese army control. But still,...

Lebanon: Future TV Vandalized

“During the war last summer, i cried the most when i heard that the Baalbek ruins are being threatened. Not equally dramatic but equally tragic, it seems that all the...

Lebanon: Laughing in adversity

“There are heavy gun-shots going on near us, and my roommate made me laugh amongst the shootings: ‘these are crazy mother-******s, i am happy to be as normal in comparison,'”...

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