Category: Lebanon

Cedars of Lebanon

Whoa: I found this funky-but-great version of Seamie O’Dowd, Mairtin O’Connor, and Cathal Hayden playing Cedars of Lebanon.  They are three of the greatest living folk/trad musicians in Ireland, and tour Europe a lot in this formation. [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22xDMXEo0Dw[/tube] Cedars Of Lebanon A long way from Pharoah’s hand, and a quick step from the Promised Land, …

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On the subject of Beirut and its people…

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae2dEWoKsxA[/tube] A song called Alice in Jericho, where Lebanon/Beirut is the actual subject. The singer is Ireland’s Seamie O’Dowd. The venue is some jazz club in Australia, not sure where. Alice In Jericho Now, the natural part of a Nazarene man is the life he’ll give for his own blood-band; but there’s nothing left over …

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Like a koan

Monsieur d’Nalgar’s note:  The following reaction was set in motion by the arrival of a poem/article/essay by Ange Mlinko, entitled “Letter from Beirut.”  It was published in the July/August 2010 issue of Poetry.  The photo below (©2006 Derek Henry Flood) is of a woman looking at the destruction of Haret Hreyk after the ceasefire was declared on August …

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The Family Camel

… From “Junkets for Jesus” by Jeff Sharlet, Mother Jones, Monday Sep. 27, 2010 3:00 AM PDT … THE OLDEST AND MOST politically influential Christian conservative organization in Washington is known to the public, if at all, for one thing: adultery. In particular, that of three Republican politicians, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), Gov. Mark Sanford …

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Can a tree start a war?

 Robert Fisk writes about the latest skirmish along the Lebanon-Israel border, the latest prelude to the next bloody chapter of Israel’s never-ending bullying in the Middle East schoolyard (with America’s blessings, of course)… Can a tree start a Middle East war? It almost did yesterday. That such a question can be asked is a symbol …

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Pro-life fundies

In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. Matthew 2:18 (KJV) Jonathon Cook writes from Nazareth.  His August 2, 2010 article, “Revered Rabbi Preaches Slaughter Of Gentile Babies” can be read here: http://www.zcommunications.org/revered-rabbi-preaches-slaughter-of-gentile-babies-by-jonathan-cook or http://bit.ly/aIYgKP or http://tinyurl.com/25toe6q Rabbi Yitzhak …

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Mollywood On My Mind

 Politics & US foreign policy: Pakistan (or Mollywood On My Mind) It seems to me that the keystone to present (=Obama) policy in ‘Af-Pak’ is the very nature of politics in Pakistan.  And the question there is … which linguistic groups/tribes/ethnic groups are being sacrificed when attacking the Pushtun tribal structure on the ground … …

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