BEIRUT: Lebanese celebrity Myriam Klink made a splash in the news over the weekend when she announced she was heading to Syria with two unnamed Lebanese politicians to meet with embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Klink, who has made no secret of her love for Assad, did not reveal details of the alleged meeting, which could not be independently verified, nor did she return calls for comment.
“In every war, people will die, because wars today are not like those in days past where the men go out to the battlefield; wars today are fought among houses, regular people and children,” she wrote in a mix of Arabic and English on her Facebook page Saturday, defending her support for Assad.
“I hope we have a Lebanese president like Bashar or Hafez Assad to teach you all a lesson!” she added, addressing Lebanese who “follow politicians like slaves.”
In a separate post, the former model-turned-singer and social media star apologized to fans that she could not reveal the names and details of “important matters, especially politicals!”
“I have a target to lead one day for a better Lebanon!” she wrote. Last year, Klink competed on the political reality show Al Zaim for a chance to run for Parliament, but dropped out before the program concluded. Shortly after, she backed out of running independently.
It seems Klink has not given up on her ambitions, telling followers, “its true i dont have a.political robotised backround but i will conquer by myself with my heart my perseverance and my believes! i just need time to learn some ethnic political matters and some abc stuff ! ... Heil the queen coming from klinkistan.”