“Imitation is the surest form of flattery and failure. I am not interested with your talk about my ideas. I am more interested in your applying them to your life. If you do not, then you are essentially not in accord with your own mind.”
Miyamoto Musashi translated by Stephen F. Kaufman

The Martial Artist’s Book of Five Rings

Beirut

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The following are excerpts from two articles published simultaneously on the BBC website.

Homeland angers minister over depiction of Beirut

” … Back to Beirut, the second episode in the new series of Homeland showed a terrorist meeting on Hamra Street – an apparent Hezbollah stronghold. The episode was actually shot in Israel … Lebanese Tourism Minister Faddy Abboud said filming “did not depict reality” … “It showed Hamra Street with militia roaming in it,” he told the Associated Press, adding that the real Hamra Street was actually a popular neighbourhood of shops and cafes … “This kind of film damages the image of Lebanon – it is not fair to us and it is not true,” “

Lebanese cabinet in emergency talks after Beirut bomb

… and there are more images of the misrepresented streets of Beirut here.

This is the Middle East.

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