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Saturday, December 16, 2006 

Does Robert Fisk really understand Syria?

I mean, he lives in Beirut. For thirty years in fact, as he likes to remind us at regular intervals. And that makes him a seasoned commentator on Syrian and Lebanese affairs.

So how does a man who lives in Beirut - a city dotted with Syrian flags for years - make a mistake like this:

"The Syrian flag, with its governessy and ferocious eagle..."

Is that the Egyptian flag you're thinking of Mr Fisk?

The flag was different back then.

you smell, that's democracy and free speech for you

It is funny to think that Lebanon has democracy.

fisk was right,because he does compare syrian and lebanon flags in the past and present time and yes,the syrian flag has been changed several times but the lebanese one remained the same since.

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