From wherever you look at it, political despair is surely not a good thing.
I wonder exactly why Samir Geagea and Walid Jumblat (two ex ‘civil’ warlord) are not turning their tongue seven times in their mouth before they utter their non-sense. How can they keep a straight face when they think they should give lessons of patriotism to Hassan Nasrallah?
This is desperation:
Dismissing the hundreds of thousands of supporters who gathered for the Hizbullah rally last Friday, Jumblatt said: “We are also able to gather a large number of people, but our people are different from theirs, and I insist on that.”
“Our people are democratic and open to discussions while theirs are stiff. They have one path and one following, to Syria and Iran,” he added.
It’s like the kid who says to his friend, “no my dad is greater” to which the kid answer, “but I have a bigger house”, and the other replies “but my house is in a nicer neighborhood”, etc.
Jumblatt seems to say “they can defeat the Israeli army, fine, but they are friends with our ex-friends whom we can’t be friends with because now we are friends with their direct enemies, so we’re going to pick on them, because it’s either this or political isolation”.
I wonder if he can really bring that many people to a gathering today. it would be interesting to see. I bet that him, geagea adn hariri cannot bring half of the people hezbollah brought to this gathering. So why can’t we call this the “cedar revolution”? Maybe because the cedar as a concept can only be used for chauvinistic purposes.
Jumblatt can stop also not say anything coherent (although this may simply be a Daily Star’s editing or translation mistake):
“They already wanted to eliminate Taif so the country would be an open arena for the Islamic Republic’s ambitions in the region, which also eases the return of the Syrian regime,” he said.
And Geagea calls for a rally as a tribute for the Christians dead during the civil war.
what? pardon me? Isn’t this out of the subject of the day? I am sure the Christians that are dead during the war would love to see Geagea disappearing and finally having peace between the different communities in this country so that they start thinking they did not die for nothing after all. Is it like another fake tour de force – We can do better rallies than you! – only this time you need to play on the confessional string in order to get a couple of dudes to come. Oh and he also said (just like Jumblat) that Hezbollah should stop being allied with Syria. No, his exacting wording was (according to Naharnet’s translation): Choose between loyalty to Lebanon or Syria. mm… How can you talk of loyalty to a country to a group who just had i don’t know how many dudes dying on its soil and win a battle against a foreign intruder? I leave it there.
There are many political dellusion. We live in a world where weak men – or failed statesmen – are found in abundance. The trick is to calm down and not write long posts like I do. But for now, I can’t just calm down…