Leaving Lebanon July 22, 2006Posted by Aella in Beirut, Lebanon, Sweden.
My friend Bob from 1 Too Many Peaches left Lebanon yesterday. He went through Syria is now staying in Jordan with a friend. All seems well hamdulilla and today my lil sister-in-law has arrived safely in Syria. Inshalla the rest of her journey will be smooth as well.
People are fleeing in thousands. Embassies and consulates are working 24/7 to get their citizens out. But who will help the Lebanses to leave? Who will evacute them? Heey who cares right?
A friend I spoke to today had her son on one of the ships coming from Cyprus yesterday. Trust the trip back to Cyprus to be a nightmare. Who cares one might say as long as they are safe and sure that´s true but would it not be possible to go that extra mile to help people that had to leave their homes, friends and family in a rush? No of course not if you are Cypriot. As some know I despise these people after having lived in this unfriendly country for a year. To me this is unbelievable but they had actually locked all the cabins on the boat and therefore people were left to sleep on the floor….kids, pregnant women, old people all the same. How can it be possible to treat people in this way? The Lebanese are the most hospitable and friendly people I have ever met and they get treated by their neighoburs like this? The Cypriots just DON`T KNOW SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY!
How is it possible that the small country of Lebanon ended up with such neighbours? Israel, Syria and Cyprus. Can it get any worse? Ok, add North Korea and we´re done.