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Sunday, February 21, 2016
The real reason for the crisis in Saudi-Lebanese relations
This is the picture of the Prince of Captagon, as he is referred to in some Lebanese media. This Saudi princes was caught as he was lauding his private jet with tons of Captagon on its way to Saudi Arabia. Shockingly, the prince remains in jail and all pressures by the Saudi regime to release him failed. This is unprecedented as the Lebanese state always releases Saudi princes no matter what they are caught smuggling.
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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