The real road to 1559 to be revealed soon
Written by Walid Phares   
Sunday, 23 November 2014

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Quid 1559...

From all media reports issued lately about the making of UNSCR 1559, it looks like the Lebanese public has not been made fully aware about the actual chain of facts and events that led to its issuing in 2004. Most citizens will be surprised, when the real and accurate information will be published. They will realize that they have received multiple distorted versions of the road to 1559 and the role the issuing of this resolution actually played in the rise of the Cedars Revolution. People will be surprised not only about how the drafting and introduction process was done, but also by the obstructionist role played by many who have been claiming an ownership. Put in simple proportions: 80% of those who claimed its production was either alien to it, and worse at times, they had been opposing its process before its issuing and denied any role in it, after its issuing. Justice should be done to the 20% who were actually part of the process. In fact the making of 1559, like most episodes of Lebanon's modern history since 1975, has been reconstructed to fit the political interests of the dominant establishment. But thanks to a reserve of archives available in the US, the real road to 1559 will soon be uncovered...