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Jean Sasson posts on 10/19/2006 10:16:17 AM
You are so right, Rana -- one must experience Lebanon to appreciate its uniqueness. I just closed my eyes and took myself there to the mountaintop looking over the sea...WOW is all I can say. YES, I heard that you and Mayada are related. What a small world we live in! Jean
Rana Hourani posts on 10/19/2006 7:58:57 AM
dear jean, i know exactly what you mean, no one can understand lebanon and what we are talking about unless they'd been there. it is very hard to describe. maybe bacause they link it to being a typical arabain atmosphere whlie on the contrary it has nothing to do with it , though there is nothing wrong if it had been but the reality is much different.its atmosphere is different from south of france and italy. anyways, we are always proud to have people like you to have a fair say about our country.
thanks and hope to see you one day in lebanon or wherever we could meet.. by the way , did you know that mayada turned out to be a relative of mine ... anna liked us together ..can you believe it??? very small world.
Jean Sasson posts on 10/17/2006 8:11:47 PM
Dear Rana: Beautiful Lebanon is one of my favorite countries. I have plans to go there late in the year, or early next -- I'll be in South Lebanon most of the time, staying with dear Lebanese friends. People often ask me to name my favorite countries and Lebanon is one of the top three and they can't believe it due to the chaos that often pops up, but I tell them if they spent only a few days in Lebanon, they would know exactly why I love it so. In fact, I would love to live there and just might one day. Although there are problems, you are still very lucky to live in Lebanon... Jean Sasson
Rana Hourani posts on 10/17/2006 3:39:23 AM
Hi Carolyne, i appreciate your reply to the description of my country, but also you managed to make me laugh (in a sweet way).. your imagaination is somehow very peotic and romantic .. i really do wish we still have horses around the cedars, but unfortunatly it's only surrounded by 5 stars hotels with all the luxurious means of trasnportation. all people are welcomed to our country, and wish that as soon as the influence of our neighbors over country is ended we can have some peace and be able to show our true civilization to all the world.
Jean Sasson posts on 10/16/2006 11:36:29 AM
The entire site seems to be having problems. I have tried to post on this site for the last couple of months and had great difficulty in getting one message on. I am trying again and this posts, I'll be surprised. I have no idea what is happening either. I have written the site a couple of times but never get a response. Someone is not watching their business... Jean
Aida posts on 10/16/2006 8:46:05 AM
i dont understand why everything is posted on this website all over again and why there are no names but 'posts' instead?????
posts on 10/14/2006 11:35:06 PM
Bear in mind that the over 600,000 figure is very questionable. The organization compiling the information from Iraqis even admitted that it was difficult to be exact because of the chaos of the moment, dangerous for them traveling over the country. I, for one, am considering it as an inflated guess. Other estimates are around 100,000. So, you can't always believe everything you read...it is too often subjective to the other circumstances. And, despite all that is going on, I doubt many Iraqis truly would rather have Saddam back in power. At least there is hope now that the situation will improve with time if they can quiet the Iraqi-on-Iraqi violence. There was no hope under Saddam.
posts on 10/13/2006 6:53:13 AM
I was shocked to read that 655,000 Iraqis have been killed so far. This is terrible. It is far worse than when Sadam was in power.
posts on 10/12/2006 3:07:36 PM
Rana, I enjoyed your description of beautiful Lebanon. I would so much like to visit, when traveling I have searched out historical facts and archeoligical sites whenever possible. Can you just imagine how wonderful it would be to ride a horse through the cedar forest?! I hope and pray for peace soon in all of the Mideast, and for a time when all visitors from all countries are welcomed.
God Bless, Carolyn
posts on 10/12/2006 10:29:11 AM
I agree with you. Publishers would have dropped her by now if she was not writing the truth. But if she wrote about any woman who was not overcoming a problem, inspiring other women, I doubt publishers would print it. If you look at most non-fiction books published, they all feature a character, man or woman, who have overcome to rise above and to inspire the reader. So she may not have a choice. As a reader, I, for one, do get a lot of inspiration from a character who has been downtrodden and their strength or faith brings them through.
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