The key is that the demonstrations that everyone saw are not the ones that matter.
Yes, there may well have been a million persons downtown
But one person was missing; Omar Karameh. Pace Hezb’s mobilization powers, the important demonstrations were taking place in
And since Omar was unable to attend, the Sunni fig leaf was not present. Try as they might, Hezb and his minions could not storm the government Serial; they had no Sunni to replace the Sunni Prime Minister with…
In a sense, Hariri’s Future Movement has beaten Hezb at his own game. This week’s council of ministers did not take place in the Prime Minister’s Serail, where the government is said to have “self-jailed” itself.
No, they went across the street in downtown
Those were apparently mostly Sunni from
They have been making babies up north too… And Fatfat had been busy
علّمناهن على الشحاده… سبقونا على الأبواب
The Mosque, by the way, was the one long converted from the Crusader’s
But the point remains that ancient history is still current in many respects; when the Sunni Mufti calls Hariri the Hussein of this era, Hezb better stand up and notice. Ashoura notwithstanding, when they back it up with troops, better stand up and notice.
And as opposed to other militias…
Hezb may have at and more than 20,000 armed men. But other militias may be in the works. Joumblat and Geagea may have given up their heavy weapons, but it does not take much to re-equip a militia. Only money.
And they may still have tons of it; the weapons were sold to
And the manpower is still there; Joumblat can still count on many of his faithful Ajaweed. And Geagea has been relocating, from the Cedars to Bzimmar and Miirab. Ring a bell?
Can’t We All Get Along?
We Better Start Trying... Yes, Hezb may have at least 30,000 rockets. But that is not really a factor, for those of us who “operated” during Lebanese Civil War; the Syrians did throw up to 4,000 rockets a day on
Let us hope they all learn to get along fast. I know we all have, but our leaders still need to learn. Nasrallha has overreached, he needs to forget his “foreign alliances”, their ideologies, and delusions. And he needs to swallow his pride and come back to the table. Pace Hezb’s rethoric, most Shiites do not really want a civil war, and many a mensch is already standing up to him.
At least no Lebanese will win; it will not work to anyone’s advantage in the end. We Lebanese are missing out in the struggle for civilization, and the 21st Century may soon pass us by as did the centuries…