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Khawand to Mother Jones: "Sabra and Shatila was ordered by pro-Syrian agent" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elie Khawand   
Monday, 31 October 2011

Walid Phares
Walid Phares

Writing a reply to an article by Adam Sewer smearing Walid Phares on behalf of CAIR and pro Iranian operatives

Khawand to Mother Jones: "Sabra and Shatila was ordered by pro-Syrian agent"
 
Writing a reply to an article by Adam Sewer smearing Walid Phares on behalf of CAIR and pro Iranian operatives, Elie Khawand said "Sabra and Shatila were ordered by a Syrian agent in the hopes of returning Syrian order to Lebanon after Israel's invasion in 1982." Khawand a commentator on Lebanese affairs wrote: 
 
"The Lebanese war was not planned or initiated by the Christians of that country as this article seems to insinuate.  In the 1970s, as it continues to be to a lesser extent today, the Middle East was a
bad neighborhood for religious or ideological minorities.
The Lebanese Christians were faced with a threat of annihilation backed and financed by Gaddafi,  Assad and most Arab dictators and  executed by the Palestinian armed militias and their Lebanese allies.  The Lebanese Christians were the victims and many massacres before they had to quit their daily lives
and bear arms to defend their families and towns.

Like all wars there were atrocities. Most, especially what happened in the infamous Sabra and Shatila camps , were proven later to be ordered by  a Syrian agent who was a high ranking Christian militia leader in order to keep inflaming the hatred and in the hopes of returning the Syrian influence after the Syrian
army was forced by Israel out of Beirut in 1982. 

The Christian Lebanese were fighting the same virulent  extremism which motivated Bin Laden and his likes and the same tyrants such as Syria's Assad and Libya's now defunct Gaddafi  who butchered relentlessly their own people.

In Lebanon, the incorrectly labeled Civil war was nothing less than an attempt at dismantling the only relatively free and democratic country in the Muslim Arab world.  While now most from all Lebanese sects share the belief in an independent, sovereign and pluralistic Lebanon, at that time, it was
mainly the Christians who held that belief and defended it.  Dr. Walid Phares was one of them
 
 
 
 
 
Elie Khawand  Today 09:15 AM
Mother Jones

The Lebanese war was not planned or initiated by the Christians of that country as this article seems to insinuate.  In the 1970s, as it continues to be to a lesser extent today, the Middle East was a bad neighborhood for religious or ideological minorities. 

The Lebanese Christians were faced with a threat of annihilation backed and financed by Gaddafi,  Assad and most Arab dictators and  executed by the Palestinian armed militias and their Lebanese allies.  The Lebanese Christians were the victims and many massacres before they had to quit their daily lives and bear arms to defend their families and towns.

Like all wars there were atrocities. Most, especially what happened in the infamous Sabra and Shatila camps , were proven later to be ordered by  a Syrian agent who was a high ranking Christian militia leader in order to keep inflaming the hatred and in the hopes of returning the Syrian influence after the Syrian army was forced by Israel out of Beirut in 1982.
  
The Christian Lebanese were fighting the same virulent  extremism which motivated Bin Laden and his likes and the same tyrants such as Syria's Assad and Libya's now defunct Gaddafi  who butchered relentlessly their own people.

In Lebanon, the incorrectly labeled Civil war was nothing less than an attempt at dismantling the only relatively free and democratic country in the Muslim Arab world.  While now most from all Lebanese sects share the belief in an independent, sovereign and pluralistic Lebanon, at that time, it was mainly the Christians who held that belief and defended it. 

Dr. Walid Phares was one of them



 
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