Monday, December 11, 2006

The persistence of colonial foreign policy. Nothing epitomized the persistence of colonial foreign policy than a news item that was reported today uncritically and casually in all Lebanese media. You see, yesterday, Amin Gemayyel (the leader of the Lebanese fascist Phalanges Party) received two European delegations (back to back) that expressed sympathy for the Gemayyel family, and expressed support for the ruling coalition in the government. The first delegation was from the French National Front, and the second was from the Socialist International. It shows you that when it comes to foreign policy, it does not matter whether it is Right or Left. And I did not read one article in the Lebanese press saying a word about the National Front. Wait: this is Lebanon, where some has nostalgia for colonial rule.