German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Beirut on Thursday to meet with Lebanon's top officials. Merkel met with Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri, with talks featuring high on the latest developments in Lebanon and the region. She is scheduled to meet President Michel Aoun on Friday.
Rarely are journalists lost for words. But how do you describe the destruction of entire mountains, the slashing down of tens of thousands of pine trees, the very shape of the landscape changed by more than 3,000 quarries which have ripped apart the geography of Lebanon and made a new map of its blessed and ancient land – the Massacre of the Mountains?