Way ahead of Hollywood!!!!

You could not have written this drama, and no one saw it coming! Lebanon is, for once, relatively stable domestically, albeit with ongoing tensions locally, regionally and internationally. During a surprise visit to Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri shocked the world with his televised (and probably scripted) resignation on November 4. His very limited contact with the outside world since then suggest a man who is unable to speak freely. This initially caused an enormous shock with people fearing tensions between Iran and Saudi could erupt into actual bombs in Lebanon. Talk show hosts and political commentators are doing a grand business as everyone speculates on the truth. Hashtags like #weareallhariri are doing the rounds and the streets of Beirut are adorned with posters of our misplaced Prime Minister who may/may not travel to Paris/Beirut in the near future. Being a dual Saudi/Lebanese citizen Hariri has enormous assets in the Kingdom, where his wife and children currently live.
Beirut is never boring!
(pic taken in Hamra Street this morning just a block or two away from our home).
The drama that is Beirut. A nice picture that tells the story to all of us because you shared.
posted November 16th, 2017  
So glad you gave us an on the street sense of what is happening. May you be safe
posted November 16th, 2017  
this is far from the images of Beirut i used to see on tv and papers.
posted November 16th, 2017  
Stay safe. Scary world at the moment!
posted November 16th, 2017  
never a dull moment
posted November 16th, 2017  
A wonderful street scene. I particularly like the pattern in the road
posted November 16th, 2017  
Great street scene. Lovely that things are settling.
posted November 19th, 2017  
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