|Jumblatt Decides, Meets Sayyed Nasrallah|
"..."Can anyone imagine what will happen to the Lebanese pound?" he asked.
Geagea said Lebanon, like the Gaza Strip after it was taken over by the militant Palestinian Hamas group in 2007, would be isolated and ostracized by the international community and Arab world, with the exception of Syria. ..." [Enough]
....... “Some Arab embassies including Jordan and Saudi Arabia called their students yesterday and advised them to leave the country given the current situation,” an American University official told AFP on condition of anonymity. “Up until now, no one has left, but the university has asked all students to stay in their dorms and remain in contact with the dean of students.” Meanwhile, Lebanese across the country are doing their best to carry on with their daily lives. But they cannot shake off the hovering fear that the next round of deadly violence is just around the corner. “It’s obvious that something is going to happen. After so many years, you learn to read the signs. All these feuding politicians are definitely not going to sit down and say a prayer together,” said bus driver Hussein Ezzedine. “There will be a war, and it will be soon. That’s what I believe,” the 56-year-old told AFP. “Our rich leaders have the luxury to send their kids abroad, while we have to struggle with gas and bread prices on a day-to-day basis and worry about war and the safety of our children on top of that.”
River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian