Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Congratulation Lebanon

I would like to take the opportunity in this joyful day and congratulate our neighbours, the Lebanese, for making such a historic, humanly-impossible-to-achieve deal.

To those who happen to read this blog but have no clue what happens in Lebanon and what deal that is, here is a summary of Lebanon's history.

Lebanon for dummies:

  • Few years ago, Lebanon was existed

  • Few years after, Lebanese started killing one another based on their sects and political affiliation

  • Few years after that, Lebanese stopped killing one another after huge efforts, mediation and military intervention from the Arabs

  • Few years after that , the Arabs stopped their mediation and military intervention as Lebanese must have matured.

  • Few years after that and few months ago, Lebanese got nostalgic and started killing one another based on sect and political affiliation.

  • Few days ago, the Arabs started mediating and just today a historic deal between the Lebanese shepherds,aka ex-war-lords et al., was struck.

This deal comprises of the following:

  1. Thou Lebanese should not kill one another

  2. A trial period is needed to test the ability of a Lebanese to co-exist with another Lebanese who belongs to a different sect

  3. A Lebanese of a certain sect can only elect another Lebanese of the same sect, inter-sectarian voting is therefore frowned upon.

Viva Le Liban indeed!

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أُمنية said...

tayeb, don't u think that the Lebanese themselves, a part from the politics, have done a great jon. Having all these guns and having all these reasons to lose their minds and kill each others, and having all the lunitics pushing them to a civil war, yet the nember of Lebanese who were killed for each group is countable.
i'm impressed actually.

Ihsan said...


Not really! I would be impressed if, for say, a bunch of monkeys becomes civil and humane....not if a bunch of human beings becomes civil and decide to stop killing each other.

That being said, I think there are two main reasons why things didn’t escalate even more: 1- The army neutrality. 2- The fact that one of the involved armed parties, HA, was very strong and was able to cripple the other armed militias in no time. If they were a match for HA, things would have gotten real ugly. The will was there but not the power.

The people you said? Do you mean those who elected the ex-war-lords to be their patrons?

أُمنية said...

not everyone thinks he is a " human" first. people think they are sinni first, or shiate or atheist or lebanese, but to put this thought of being a human as a first is not that common.

telling the truth, i didn't realize this, would they really kill more if they were equal?

i tend to belive not.

anyway , i wanna ask this, does anyone of u guys recieving emails from a guy saying he is an editior from an israeli channel?
i've been receiving these emails asking for an intreview, is this a joke or something ?i told him to go play away.
is anyone recieving this?

[ j i m m y ] said...

so bitterly true.
so bitterly pathetic.

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