Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Errors and mistakes in the New York Times: the piece about Gen. Awn

This piece repeats a mistake throughout the article.  It says that Awn and Michel Sulayman both held the post of 'chief-of-staff" of the Lebanese army.  This is wrong, of course. The chief-of-staff of the Lebanese Army is always a Druze by sectarian tradition. Both men held the position of commander-in-chief of the Lebanese Army.