I haven’t covered the general strike and ensuing violence in Beirut this week because, quite frankly, our posts on Lebanon rarely crack single digits in comments. Readers don’t want to hear about the nascent civil war, which would pit the U.S. and Sunni powers in a proxy battle with Iran? Then about the nascent civil war they shall not hear.
Rick Moran’s covering it, thankfully. I commend his latest to you. The government imposed a curfew on Beirut last night after university students on the pro- and anti-Hezbollah sides attacked each other with clubs and stones. Meanwhile, Nasrallah’s attempt to bring the country to its knees is earning him all kinds of new friends. Click the image to meet a few.