FRANKLIN LAMB: AHMEDINEJAD IN LEBANON

Qana near the border with Palestine;
He came, he saw, he conquered.

By Franklin Lamb — My Catbird Seat –

As he watched the Iranian President blow kisses to cleaning workers at Beirut’s airport during his departure for Iran early this morning, a Lebanese Christian historian commented “This Persian’s glory at the moment is arguably greater than Caesars following Rome’s second conquest of Britain”.

The throngs were cheering, waving, and shouting their admiration. Local media used descriptive words like “rock star, rapturous, massive affection,” to describe his reception.

A grateful nation extended to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, what one Bishop claimed was the greatest outpouring of popular support on the streets, all along this country’s sectarian divide, that the Republic of Lebanon has ever witnessed including the May 10, 1997 visit of Pope John Paul II.

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