Their concern about the “widening gap in Lebanon between the two blocs of March 8th and March 14th” is valid, the diagnostic appears valid on the face of it, but they miss some key elements:
The Existence of “Common Points”
There are common points between the politicians who adhere to one camp or another; it the pursuit of their own happiness at the expense of our lives and liberty. They may reach a “deal” that may calm things down for a short while, until their puppet masters tell them to start dancing again.
However, there can be no common ground between those who want a normal, free country and those who work, knowingly on unwittingly, for the return of Syria, or worse, for the transformation of the only (barely) secular Arab country into another nasty Mullocracy.
Gebran Tueni’s pledge is a sign of unity among all Lebanese, Christians, Moslem, Druze, within a FREE
Maintain the “Pillars” of “Lebanese Society”
What a crock of newspeak; there are no “pillars”, nor a “Lebanese Society”.
Those famous pillars have long been blown up by our stupid civil war. Whatever was left was destroyed by
At best, their judgment is impaired when they visit Pillars such as our Quisling-in-chief. Right address, wrong man; all this true fils de Pétain can offer is to continue his litany against “voices coming from here and there increase the political tension in the country, whereas the thing needed is the reinforcement of the inner structure to stop the splitting there is weakness in partition and power in unity”…
As to our precious “Lebanese Society”, it is a great idea. It will remain only an idea as long as religious leaders rule us, either directly, or indirectly. At worst, there can no common ground among religious leaders whose main function is to proselytize. At best, religious leaders have little choice in the matter, since all “secular” politicians have failed in their leadership role.
What do they offer?
Nothing but a exhortation to “either to reach a solution and return to the national negotiating table”, forgetting what a great waste of time that was. And their Leverage? An expansion of their “peaceful movement to achieve the desired goal”.
I guess, as long as they do not burn tires, they can march all they want; it could make for a nice defilé. But I am not optimistic about their success; “two negations may not a nation make”, but neither do empty platitudes. At best, they’re pointless, at worse, ever more subversive that Hezb…
Business as Usual…
In the past, Merhi Abou Merhi made history when his ACLN Ltd was the first company in more than 25 years to be subject to an SEC “temporary suspension of trading” because of “because of questions that have been raised about the accuracy and adequacy of publicly disseminated information”… Or it could all simply have been a misunderstanding, with Abou Merhi’s simply not having “a clue about the necessities involved in shareholder disclosure”.
Either way, that king is naked.