Saturday, October 01, 2005

The West and Lebanon

"Actually I cannot say that Lebanon has been totally independent and autonomous since the departure of the Syrians," the Lebanese archbishop told Vatican Radio in a September 29 interview. The notion that foreign powers are doing their best to preserve Lebanese independence, he said, is "a bit superficial." Both France and the US as nations which have been involved "in a subtle way," he said. "They say they are not, but I am not so sure about that."

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