Friday, June 27, 2008

Political Alchemy

Lebanese political alchemists are hard at work.

Vae Pecunii…

By June 05, Saad Hariri had started the transmutation of a name respected across sectarian lines into a sectarian symbol of all that ails the Lebanese “system”. His transformation from hope to hindrance was finally achieved this past May 08, when his incompetence was laid bare for all to see.

Vae Soli…

By end of May 08, a once admired national “Syed al-Moqawama” transmuted himself into another Arafat. Proud warriors who defeated the Middle East’s mightiest army transmuted themselves from once-national resistance into a sectarian PLO on a Grail Quest. Sh… No, it’s not Shebaa they’re after, and a new war with Israel will not stop this transmutation

Vae Pauperes Spiritu…

By end of June 08, efforts were made to transmute the “Doha Accord” into another “Cairo Agreement”. In the process, this will turn a potential Shehab into a failed Sarkis, and potentially, the idiotic ClAoun back into the Great Orange Hope…

What next? By October 08, a few new transmutations are afoot; they have already turned the secular promise of the Cedar Revolution sectarian ugliness, so if they do not have a Civil War to occupy them, they could still turn the Lebanese Pound into crapola.

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