Picture taken from Gino via NatGeo

I was tagged in this picture earlier today by a friend of mine and I didn’t know what was the big deal behind it until I read some of the comments and the controversy it caused. Honestly I don’t see what’s so offensive or disrespectful about it, even if there was an army-related event up there, as we are among the very few countries in the world where you find army men on the roads and at the entrance of churches, mosques, restaurants, pubs, banks and others. We had an official who would deploy the army everywhere he goes even if it’s for a swim or tan.

On the other hand, there is one thing that I found annoying:
– You’d expect the National Geographic people to know the difference between Beirut and Lebanon. Kfardebian is not in Beirut for all I know.