Jim Quilty

Lebanon: Talking about a Revolution?

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Beirut-based journalist Jim Quilty questions the Washington-spun imagery of the 'Cedar Revolution' in Lebanon.

Most Lebanese were surprised when prime minister Omar Karami resigned on 28 February, two weeks after the assassination of former premier Rafiq Al Hariri. No one was more startled than house speaker Nabih Berri. At the time the leader of the Shia Muslim Amal movement was presiding over a no-confidence parliamentary session that the government seemed destined to win.

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