Middle East Madness, part 2
I haven’t been online much; I fly home today and Kate returns to Durham tomorrow.
We met up after dinner last night with some of Kate’s family here and received an update that two of her relatives did get out of Lebanon yesterday, I’m not sure how, but it involved changing cars three times, making it to Jordan where they were going to fly out of there to Paris and then back to the States at some point.
There are 20 members of her church (Maronite Catholic) here in Birmingham who are stuck there. We don’t know when or if they will find their way home.
She has many other relatives who are Lebanese citizens (living just 40 miles from Beirut) and they are obviously in harm’s way along with thousands of American citizens visiting who have no easy way of getting out now, since the airport, major roads and ways out have been bombed.
There are thousands trying to escape the violence who have walked to the Syrian border to cross over to safety.