Ah, those Michel’s ….
Yesterday, Michel (Aoun) wanted to strike, but he could not because Michel (Murr) opposed it. Maybe Michel (Murr) was upset with Michel’s (Aoun) effective scuttling of the election of Michel (Suleiman) to the presidency, and election he was strongly backing… And one the country desperately needs.
The strike was only effective in areas controlled by his Hezb “allies”, they happen to think they’re Mikho'il, and they have the arguments to convince you. But they have been blocking the presidential election, in line with
So they called for a strike, but no one came…
It is still far too premature to read into this any defeat to Hezb’LA. But it shows the true limitations in the present Lebanese context, where no single group can hope to force his agenda on all the others, no matter how powerful their hold over “their” community.
The most striking is Michel’s (Murr) opposition to Hezb’LA and Michel’s (Aoun) little strike.
"Speaking as a Christian, the Arab initiative gives the president the swing vote in Cabinet, a right the Taif Accord [which ended the 1975-1990 Civil War] did not," Murr said. "What more could we as Christians ask for than this initiative?"
Asked for his view of Aoun's ultimatum that the opposition be granted a third plus one of posts in a national unity government or take to the streets in protest, Murr said: "Not the streets of Metn. The people of Metn do not express their opinions through demonstrations ... There is an initiative for the benefit of the Christians. Do we answer it by taking to the street?"
Murr added that anyone who disagrees with him on this point does not have
… Et tu, Brute?
Was the wily Michel (Murr) was really able to drift away from
Or is it just as possible that the Syrians were giving their former lackey some leeway? This strike could still have had an impact. However, it fizzled mostly because Hezb’IL kept his stormstruppen and their accompanying ninjas at bay, maybe in reserve for another day.
Never to disappoint us in their brutality, the Assad clan soon responded. It makes it all clear why they did not worry too much about Michel’s (Murr) little spat with Michel (Aoun); they had in mind Michel (Suleiman).
More accurately, many of the good men one would rely on to build a country. Which is increasingly unlikely in this
I guess a President (k)Hrawi part deux is just what the Doctor orders around. And I guess this means the Syrians will only leave us in peace when Hell freezes over… So there’s hope, the way things are going.