Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Lebanese Communist Party: reverts to its Stalinist past. The Lebanese Communist Party is undergoing one of its regular, biweekly, crisis. Apparently, many Druze and Christian (and a handful of others) members from the Mount Lebanon region, have expressed their displeasure at the stance of the Party leadership (which is neither with the opposition and nor with the Lebanese/Syrian government). One regional leader, Munir Barakat, issued a statement criticizing the party. So what did the party do? Vote him out of the party, and order him to write--according to Leninist organizational principles--a "self-critical confession." Khalid Bakdash would have been very proud of his descendants.