M8 proposed General Suleiman’s as a “consensus” president, M14 initially opposed him on principle, because it would mean amending the constitution, but now that M14 agrees to amend that same constitution, M8 opposes any amendments it because it would mean that the government, which it does not recognize, will have to petition the parliament to amend the constitution, to bring in General Suleiman’s as a “consensus” president…
Well, you should be, and this has nothing to do with the faults of this Cliff Notes version of the Lebanese situation; you’re mind is perfectly normal. It just does not make sense unless you realize that the vociferations and counter-vociferations of local and foreign pols only reflect wider power struggle in the region and beyond.
In comparison, the bombs we endured in July 2006 (along with others we left behind…) were nothing next to the mines (not only Israel’s, but mostly our own) on top of which we’ve living… But we can make funny and interesting movies when we rise above our hangups and agree to look ourselves in the face, warts and all …
Not that the logic without is any better than the logic within Lebanon. The actual motivations of the “players” of this nasty game are simple. Exempli Gratia:
Aoun will only “vote” for a president that will allow him to become president. Gluteus inflamo...
Hariri wants a president who will allow him to implement reforms and restore the economy which he insists can be implemented by the same team and political logic (and old friends) who put us in this economic mess in the first place. Nic Plenum?
Berri, Geagea, and Joumblat do not really mind the return of (any) governance to Lebanon, provided it allows them to be back to their heyday, when there was no governance over Lebanon… Vae Libanem...
No wonder whatever partisans those “leaders” of ours still have left so easily succumb to hysteria; they are at their wit’s end in trying to find justifications for the actions of their chosen leader/prophet… E ovus est...
The Saudis want to keep their little
Bashar… Well, I have to admit that he is the only self-consistent of the lot; he simply wants to be allowed back in Lebanon, and is willing, and (oh so) able to leverage the contradictions of those “leaders” of ours, and the confusions of the French and Americans…Sceleratus directus...
-Tistou : pourquoi les Vazys et les Vatens veulent se faire la guerre?
-Mr Trounadisse : c'est pour le désert.
-Pourquoi, ils veulent du sable?
-Non, ils veulent ce qu'il y a en-dessous.
-Qu'est-ce qu'il y a en-dessous?
-Il y a du pétrole.
-Et à quoi ça sert du pétrole?
-ça sert à se faire la guerre.
-Donc les Vazys et les Vatens veulent se faire la guerre pour du pétrole qui sert à se faire la guerre... c'est idiot !