PRIMER ON MIDDLE EAST, PART XII / LEBANON


Our education on the Middle East continues here …. take a look!!

Gronda Morin

Lebanese Prime Minister and temporary President, Tamam Salam (left) and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri Lebanese Prime Minister and temporary President, Tamam Salam (left) and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri

My limited knowledge about Lebanon  dates back to the 1950’s and 1960’s. This gulf area was compared in beauty and sophistication to the French or Italian Riviera. It was a cosmopolitan playground. This  became a memory in the 1970’s when Lebanon became embroiled in a civil war from 1975 – 1990 (due to demographic tensions over the Lebanese National Pact); and then as Israeli troops invaded Lebanon in 1978 and again in 1982. In 1982, Israel was able to push out the PLO from Lebanon. Syria intervened and kept a  military presence in the region for 29 years. Next, there was the July, 2006 Lebanon War involving Hezbollah and Israel. Currently, there is the instability in the region which is effecting this gorgeous country. I do not know if Lebanon can ever regain its old status as a tourist hot spot.

Modern Middle East map Modern Middle East map

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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