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.””





10 02 2008

Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit suggested obliterating a Gaza neighborhood in response to Saturday’s Qassam fire on Sderot, saying “any other country would have already gone in and level the area, which is exactly what I thing the IDF should do – decide on a neighborhood in Gaza and level it.””

Do you see the trend? Israel does, afterall, adopt terrorist tactics. Just in case you doubted it.





The US Elections

12 01 2008

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I must admit, there is no escaping the charade called ‘US Elections’. It’s importance makes you sad when you realise the irony in that the candidates standing for the ‘Most Powerful Person’ job, are the most racist, extremist, dumb and/or ignorant among their faction or party.

Never the less, it is a very entertaining occurrence. Once every 3 or 4 years, in the run-up to the elections, you get to witness candidates from all the spectrum: the desperate (Guilliany), the old (McCain), the odd (Romney) and so on. There are two exceptions this year. They are, ofcourse, Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama.

I think I am being unfair when I call Guilliany the desperate one. Maybe he fits the Rhetoric one. I mean, in some speeches he says the words Terror, 9/11 and Islamist/Fundamentals almost in every sentence, before every full stop and after every comma. He can’t stop it. When Clinton shed a tear (or two – it depends who counted), I was struck by the slyness of US politics in that people will do anything to rise into office – even if that means they make themselves look like wimps.

Obama, on the other side, is inspirational and truly worthy of the leadership post. While Clinton attacks him, he calls for unity. While Clinton sheds her crocodile tears, Obama is inspiring people with his incredibly inspiring and charismatically-said speeches. While Clinton is copying Obama’s message for change (even though she undoubtedly represents the status quo, Obama is busy thinking up new ingenuities to attract the masses and their votes.

By now you have probably guessed where my allegiance lays in this battle. Although, I have to come to terms with reality. Obama, working up the hard way, will fall. Meanwhile,Clinton will fox and cry and copy her way through to the office the easy, cheaters way. I will not give my reasons for this opinion, but lets just say having common sense on foreign policy means your demise after your slight rise.

It really is a shame. The winning candidate will lead the whole world – both free and totalitarian – and decide the fate and course of our little blue marble.