Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hariri designs

"The statistics are troubling. Officials estimate that a mere 400 out of 1,200 old mansions that were inventoried in the mid-1990s by the Lebanese culture ministry are left, according to Agence France-Presse. In a bid to prevent more mass destruction of Beirut's historic architecture, any demolition order reportedly must now carry the signature of the Lebanese culture minister, Salim Wardy."  That is silly.  Wardy is Lebanese Forces Minister and the LF supported the Hariri takeover of downtown Beirut.