Even the people in impoverished South Africa have more to smile about than the wealthy country of Kuwait; why Lebanese politicians deserve higher wages; and how Syrian forces killed key Christian al-Qaeda leader.
Defending the Indefensible. Why Lebanese Politicians Deserve Higher Wages
Lebanese politicians, more than others, are constantly under threats of assassination and other bodily harm. Only recently both the leaders of the FPM and the LF have claimed that they were subject to assassination attempts. It is a rule that the higher the risk of a job, the higher the salary.
After the war, the army honored Elias Hanna, awarding him several valor medals. He got the privilege of standing next to his idol, Hafez Assad, and being introduced on state-TV as a national hero.
Shortly after that, a security officer wrote a report saying the man had cursed the leadership, accusing it of treason.
He was promptly arrested and handed over to Military Intelligence in Damascus.