Thursday, May 01, 2008

Be careful what you wish for...

Now we all know the choices; it's elections or chaos.
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However, before you go on to wish for a rapid solution to the Lebanese quagmire, consider this;

If the election does not go through as planned, we’ll go back to the demagogues, and Lebanon’s Christian decline will continue.

If the election goes through as hoped, they’ll vote for the candidate they all claim to support; General Michel Suleiman, and the Christian decline will still continue.

So, how about elections and chaos?

Yes, the general chances may have improved recently, but an election does not a country make, especially one facing so many challenges.

And especially if it comes at such a heavy price; terrorists still at bay, and increasingly daring, and a much diminished army, and increasingly irrelevant.

Be careful what you wish for…

1 comment:

Ghassan said...

The appointment of Suleiman will not make any major changes in Lebanon's march to perdition. Neither would the International Tribunal. If the Lebanese populace does not rise and demand radical changes and political accountability then the best that we can hope for is a continuation of the bankrupt status quo.It looks likely that we will manage again to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by assigning to HA and its allies a major role in the new cabinet. What is so difficult about understanding that band aids and half measures cannot, by definition, lead to anything besides a perpetuation of the existing conditions.