Archive for March, 2011

Yesterday afternoon as I ran by Martyr’s Square, preparations were already underway for today’s supposed “million-man march” which Saad Hariri called for last month to protest against the Resistance. I thought it was strange that seats were being laid out in the central square because this seemed like a poor use of space. Far fewer people […]


Since Libya’s revolution began, interest has intensified among many Lebanese concerning the current status of Imam Musa al-Sadr, the charismatic cleric who disappeared during a visit to Libya in 1978 and whose legacy remains a powerful force among many Shi’is in Lebanon. Indeed, his continued importance was illustrated in yesterday’s demonstration outside of the United […]