walse of the Ambassadors.............and the PDS
Sfeir & Nasrallah
my PC , I do listen to some Lebanese Radio stations
one of which informed us today
that the British Ambassador
in Beirut went up to meet the
Maronite Patriarch, in his Palace,
to convey the greetings of Tony
Blair who apologised
for not being able to meet with
him during his very short visit
As a matter of fact , such a piece of news is
and I would consider it rather a "Gossip".......
the fact to the matter is that this same British
has visited 183 times that
Patriarch , the last 36 months.
This record is only broken by the French Ambassador
( 216 times).
If we do not count the local
Postman.........Mr. Hanna Boulos Mitri Girgis Michael Challita.
And to put all things in perspective ,
we note that the Iranian Ambassador in Beirut
has visited El Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
only 11 times the last 36 months.
What do we conclude , here ?? :
1- The Maronite Patriarch is feeling more lonely.
(than El Sayyed Nasrallah)
2- El Sayyed Hassan is indeed a Sayyed
and need no coaching.
3- The French and the British Ambassadors have a
and need more advises and instructions from
the Maronite Patriarch
(if not vice versa).
4- Western Ambassadors in the Lebanon are confused
the Foreign Ministry building and the Residence
of the Patriarch.....
5- Supporting my conclusions , I would add that the
has visited Boustros-Palace ,which is
the Lebanese Foreign Ministry,
more often than both the French and the British
6- and finally I conclude that Diplomacy is
suffering from non-diplomatic-steps,
otherwise known as " interference with
otherwise known as the
(Like, for example, when a
divorced husband who would still go clean the dishes
for his ex- wife....)
Anyhow , Tony Blair has made his first and last
visit to Beirut
and I am sure the City-public-health-authorities of
shall clean up behind him , and shall disinfect
13th of September 2006
for the non-arabic-speaking-readers ,
Sayyed means "Lord" or
"Sir" or "Gentleman"
and in Nasrallah's case he is a descendant of the Prophet's family.