Maybe this is why we sell them our soul. Our leaders condemned themselves to dragging us back to war. By following foreign masters so blindly, they have effectively “exiled” themselves into foreign lands, far from the protection of their own country.
It is a sad sight to see them being dragged back to the fight by the demands of their foreign masters, picking silly squabbles like over-indulged schoolboys.
This is a mistake whose price many Americans learned the hard way, once.
The Communist Internationale
Back in the 1920’s, the great depression became a propaganda boon for the
Once they outlived their usefulness they were disposed of by Stalin and his NKVD. Hezb, Berri, Aoun…. Even Hariri risk a similar fate if they keep heading down this road.
March 8th and March 14th
A similar process is happening in
March 8th Follows the Mullahs. The poverty in the south may have been appalling, but there are better ways to get one’s self out of it than selling your soul to the new wannabe evil empire. Education and hard work come to mind. Hezb’s followers better keep in mind that, for all of Khamenei’s talk about “Shiites of Lebanon” instead of “Lebanese Shiites”, there is no such a thing as a “Shiite Internationale”…
The Iranians maybe Shiites today, but they have always been Persian first; their interest is, and remains, in the
Recall that Fakhreddin could not rely on them back then…
Those who claim March 14th Follows the Dollar (some call them February 14th, but even that is a stretch). Yes, capitalism is good, but it is a system, not a policy, and definitely not a religion. You can have Paris I, II, III … n, n+1 … but without a real reform of the system along the lines agreed on at Taef, the country will not work.
Recall that they were very happy with Hrawi (name best read with Israeli accent) and his corruption, but only grew a spine when Lahou(ss) overstayed his welcome.
March 8th may be losing fast, but those who claim March 14th are too busy carping to their foreign masters… With each side pulling in their own directions, running after their own hopes, and cloaking themselves in empty talk of “democracy”, the real March 14th is emigrating, and Geographic Lebanon is left in the middle of THIS road where “There's nothing but a yellow line and a dead armadillo”.
Our neighbours may be salivating at such road kill, but I am not sure they can digest it so easily…