Baalbek Has No Truck With Terrorism

I read both your articles with great interest ("U.S. business tests the waters," Spotlight on Lebanon, June 22; and "Where Hezbollah meets Herbie Hancock," Letter from Lebanon, June 22). Amateurish U.S. politics and overzealous paranoia toward the Mideast opened the way for more sober and realistic Europeans to reap the benefits of the country's rebuilding efforts after a long, devastating civil war. That enabled the country's pool of talented people and its strategic location to act as a springboard to improve market share and geopolitical relationships with other countries in the region.

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