Lebanon's Mountains Are Being Wiped From the Map

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Lebanon's Mountains Are Being Wiped From the Map

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?

Is that good enough for a story which should shock the world if it occurred in Europe or America? I call it the Castration of Lebanon. Its fruits are dirt and crumbled rock and contaminated lakes.

Read the full article at The Independent: https://goo.gl/CZmj7N

Source: The Independent

Author: Robert Fisk