Lebanons Botched Government Initiating Civil War

10 02 2008

If Lebanon ever descends into civil war anytime soon, at least you would know who the first people to start it were. A week ago, a PSP (Walid Jumblats party) official was admitted to hospital with a bullet wound to his chest. Major news outlets such as LBC TV raced to take an account of what happened from this official. He claimed that he was driving in the streets of ‘Aramoun, only to be amushed by unknown gunmen who aparantly wanted him dead. This is the guy:

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So far so good. Then, good old Al-Manar had to butt in and screw up this guys five minutes of sympathetic fame. I mean, just look at his face. Doesn’t he look like a victim to you? Wrong. The person you’re looking at is a notorious terrorist who took to the streets on that same day to terrorise the citizens of ‘Aramoun by randomly shooting everywhere.

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This is the same man in action. He arrived with a few friends on Sunday just after midnight. He could be heard telling his friends to empty their magazines before the amy arrives, because they aren’t too far away. This is one of his friends brandishing his new American M4A1 Colt, and then aiming with it:

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Then this is another of his militia friends:

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Now, six days later and none of the people who were caught on camera been arrested or charged with a single offense. Even though the authorities have the name of the guy who faked it, the face of three of his terrorist collegues and even their car details:

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What else do authorities need for a proper investigation to happen? Why was the former story, or should I say lie, linked to Syria, but this is not even being dealt with. Why isn’t the authorities rushing to find out who did this, then squash them and their line-of-command like bugs. Why don’t they link these people with the same militia/terrorist men who regularly terrorise the Lebanese people by firing at demonstrators and killing dozens so far. Do you want to know why? Because these scums are Waleed Jumblats men. Don’t take it from, take it from the scum who was wounded by his own friends – he gave his name and affiliation upon being asked on national television.

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It is not surprising that this guy, Nizar Munthir (the wounded lier from the begining of this post), got shot by his own friends. Their irresponsible behaviour could be seen left and right. Just who shoots towards the ground at close proximity to a car packed with friends? Well, one of them thought it was a good idea:

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Despite all of this evidence, March 14 leaders act like the victims but ofcourse talk like prince’s of civil war. “You want anarchy? (We) welcome anarchy. You want war? (We) welcome war,” Jumblatt said, to the cheers of supporters. “There is no problem with weapons…” said Jumblatt. Harriri went on to say, “We don’t want a confrontation. But if we are dragged into one, we will not stay hands tied,” Hariri vowed in Tripoli. He earlier said in Beirut: “If confrontation is our destiny, then we stand ready.” Do you hear the tone? Compare that with Hezbollah’s, “We have been hearing an escalatory tone lately with readiness to confront; a tone that we did not hear during the 2006 Israeli aggression against Lebanon. The opposition cannot be drawn into internal sedition. They (loyalty bloc) need to find other ways to prove their competence to those who made them their proxies,” MP Mohammad Raad, the head of the Loyalty to the Resistance parliamentary bloc said. “If unity is our destiny, then we stand ready for it,” he responded Saturday to Hariri’s pledge of confrontation. Jumblatt even went on to threaten launching attacks at the opposition, “We have no problem with weapons or with rockets which we will launch on you.” Predicting assassinations against the army in the region under his control, Jumblatt warned that there are”armed groups planning to carry out terrorist attacks against the army in the mountains.””

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Our Debt Problem

15 01 2008

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Maybe a lot of you do not understand our national debt problem in Lebanon. You hear the Majority today blaming the opposition, Syria and Hezbollah for this problem. I just like to clarify the facts here, nothing else.

Our debt problem started after the civil war ended. The Harriri government embarked on a debt adventure – even though Mr Harriri himself had been in the top 10 richest people in the world, valued at somewhere between 9 and $13.5 billion. His Finance minister had been – surprise surprise – Mr Fouad Seniora.

Let me explain the basics before I go on to the details. There are actually a few things. First, when a country borrows money, where and who does it take the money from? Countries normally borrow money from either banks or other countries, but there is only one source where money could be taken out of – a bank! You can’t borrow money from a country and expect them to ship it to you through the mail. Read the rest of this entry »





The Lebanon Street

11 01 2008

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Let me set a scenario. If someone one day took your iPod away from you and you tried to negotiate with him to return it to you and they promise you that you will have it back in 14 days. After this time limit expires, you ask for it back but you gain no reply. Then some months later, after continuously trying to convince the thief to return your iPod and they either don’t respond or refuse to do so, and after reporting the incident to the police they also do not respond, you decide to take matters in your own hand.

So one day you creep into this persons house and take your iPod back, but they notice. The thief tried to attack you but in the process you end up giving them a slap and running away back to your own home. The next day, they approach you with another person, who is supposed to be your friend too. The thief punches your face blue, and your friend decides to not stop the fight but rather fuel it by giving the thief a knuckleduster and a knumbchuck to beat you up with.

Would you, as a sane person, ever talk to that ‘friend’ who had just betrayed you so brutally?

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