Lebanon at the Shanghai World Expo 2010..

While news of a possible civil war in Lebanon clogs the airways.. the Lebanon pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo is dazzling attendees with multimedia displays of Jeita Grotto, weekly Caracalla performances, as well as videos and installations about the Phoenician alphabet.

According to the Shanghai Expo’s website

“The pavilion adopts the theme of “Tell-Tale Cities” involving exhibitions of culture-enriched customs, natural sceneries and historical monuments of Lebanon. The exhibition is an exact and unique reproduction of the beautiful landscape and development process of Lebanon.”

Lebanon Pavilion Shanghai

Lebanon's Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo

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Lebanon at the Shanghai World Expo

Performers of the Caracalla Dance Theatre dance to celebrate the National Pavilion Day of Lebanon in the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, on June 22, 2010.

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Lebanon at the Shanghai World Expo

Caracalla performance at the Shanghai World Expo

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Now can someone please explain to me why these allegations against Hezbollah are surfacing after five years?  What triggered this? and in your opinion, what will be the outcome?  I don’t need to remind you that I have zero experience with these things, and have only basic knowledge of Middle Eastern politics..

Maybe now is the time to register with the US Embassy..

Now, if only the world could learn how to truly celebrate their differences,,and not only during the World Cup and the World Expo..

That’ll be the day..

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5 responses to “Lebanon at the Shanghai World Expo 2010..

  1. … Poor American girl is all confused🙂

    Recomendation: Don’t ask. Go with the flow.

    F.Y.I: Anytime is a good time to register at the American embassy.

  2. The tribunal is a sham. Multiple witnesses have proven to be liars, and the investigators don’t think to ask why. Any indictment they hand down, whether against hezbollah, syria, israel, or hariri’s son himself, will be meaningless.

    If you know nothing else about the tribunal, know that.


  3. Now can someone please explain to me why these allegations against Hezbollah are surfacing after five years? What triggered this? and in your opinion, what will be the outcome? I don’t need to remind you that I have zero experience with these things, and have only basic knowledge of Middle Eastern politics..

    [cynicism]It’s taking this long because that’s what international tribunals do.[/cynicism]

    There’s been a whole lot of procrastination and there are indications that the tribunal had its report ready quite some time ago. The question was / is, is there any benefit to releasing the information?

    Lebanese politicians have a very short-sighted view of the world. Essentially, when it was fashionable to call for an inquiry they did so. Now, years later, when it’s about to release the findings, they’ve realized that it can open up a whole can of worms. Unfortunately for them, other countries have been paying money toward it.

    The accusations against Hizballah came out the day of the explosion. This is merely the official version of what many people have been saying for years.

    The outcome? [cynicism]Civil war or unilateral ignoring of the findings.[/cynicism]

    Besides, the tribunal can only say “This is what happened”, it can call for the extradition of cited people, but the Lebanese government has to do the deed.

    • meinlebanon

      Thank you, thank you, thank you for the explanation! I feel a lot more informed now..

      Yes, I was wondering,,what is the point of releasing the information now?..of rehashing what happened so long ago? Lebanon has been progressing so well..Hariri’s own son doesn’t seem intent on destabilizing Lebanon over the incident, why does the tribunal?

      Thanks Brit, you rock.

  4. I do not really follow politics either. I believe Lebanon is doing well and there will be no war, mostly because it’s easier to think that rather than the alternative. Everyone keeps saying that there will be a war. So, by all means, do register with your embassy, it’s never a bad idea.

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