Saturday, July 22, 2006

Elegy for Beirut

Saturday, July 22, 2006

My son, Rashid, emailed this Robert Fisk article
to me today. It is tragic and beautiful.
Paradise Lost: Robert Fisk's elegy for Beirut
Elegant buildings lie in ruins. The heady scent of gardenias gives way to the acrid stench of bombed-out oil installations. And everywhere terrified people are scrambling to get out of a city that seems tragically doomed to chaos and destruction. As Beirut - 'the Paris of the East' - is defiled yet again, Robert Fisk, a resident for 30 years, asks: how much more punishment can it take?
Published: 19 July 2006


Blogger qrswave said...

I am so sorry that this madness affects you so personally.

I am outraged and continue to speak out for justice in Palestine and Lebanon, and in Iraq and Afghanistan, too.


3:52 PM  
Blogger Bronwin Peel said...

Thank you Qrswave.

I'm beginning to think of the Internet as a gift from God or the universe to bypass a media that is no longer relevant and share information among the people. The printing press led to the Protestant Reformation. Perhaps the Internet can lead us to a more peaceful world.

Take heed world leaders! We, the common people, are not barbarians anymore.

5:30 AM  

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