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The Names & Faces of Lebanese Army Soldiers Who Died Defending Us Against ISIS In The Beqaa

The real state of mourning: “Faces of LAF Soldiers Who Died Defending Us Against ISIS In The Beqaa”

A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares

A lot of the Lebanese populace will be spending this weekend either skiing their days away at resorts or clubbing the nights at various parties across the country, or, ironically, watching the “heroics” of an “American Sniper” at our cinemas.

As that “joie de vivre” manifests, however, the country will be burying 8 soldiers that passed away yesterday defending everyone against a looming threat at our borders, and whose heroics will fail to register with most.

Why did those 8 army soldiers die? Well, for one reason it’s because they live in a country led by so-called leaders who aren’t up to their title as they fail every single moment they “lead” to make the much-needed decisions that such times require.

Today, Lebanon is in an official state of mourning. No, it’s not mourning any of these 8 heroes who gave up their lives, not thinking of their families, of their children and…

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

January 24, 2015 at 5:10 pm

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