Back to Square One
All the achievements of the past few years have been undone, and the mistakes made are magnified. The reconstruction of
And neither are his successors, apparently. This may not count to much in this macho Middle Beast, but it should. There is more to life than death in the name of Allah/God/Jehovah/Jim.
In short; the post-war
With close to 80 Billion dollars in debt (yes, I know, officially it’s still 40), welcome to the new
1-It’s (sitll) the Economy, Stup... er . Barney
And this country is now gearing up for more war. It is not back to square one; we’re moving beyond that. Those idiots fighting over scraps of what remains of the Hariri legacy have not reached the end of the month yet; the irony is that most of the militias are actually government employees recycled into the ISF.
The foreign backers of the government they’re undermining is the only thing keeping the Lira afloat. If Siniora goes, they’ll be some hard end of month issues. No wonder that, while Barney & Friends was taking
In the past war, our best and brightest were fighting one another, displaying courage, ingenuity, and barbarism. I was always fascinated how we Lebanese are truly at our best when we are at our worst.
But in this
And the ones left behind are not staying there because they won’t. Simply, in this global economy where skills matter supremely, they are unemployable; they can’t leave.
But they can fight.
Not well, but there's a lot of them. And without a "Future TV" to "guide" them, they're now on their own. And they prefer defenseless targets, if memory serves. No superheroes there.
1 + 2 = Boiling Over
And they are boiling with rage. Hezb’s backers are already concerned about this, as evidenced by their talk about “Al Qaeda”. Pace Seymore Hersh, Hariri’s backers are no Al0Qaeda, but a quite few of them talk about “Sheikh Ossama” and the “Martyr Saddam”. Now with “their side” humiliated and muzzled, they’re going to take action on their own.
The most publicized actions will take place in