After reading Nasrallah’s speech I switch to Saniora’s reply. We have to admit that the guy is good at being stuck in his office with not a single clue of what is happening around him, he should clearly become a model for future movies that feature the typical corrupted minister dropped down from another planet to rule a country who’s name he frequently forgets.
I’m trying to make some sense of what he is saying but it’s very very hard, about Nasrallah’s speech he says it was:
noisy and nervous…and the Lebanese do not accept this attitude
What? The Lebanese? Who are these people? Of course someone must have told him that the hundreds of thousands of people manifesting for more than a week now are all syrians in disguise, or hired super-models he saw on pictures on the internet. Maybe he knows that the opposition is using a technique now commonly used in football stadiums to paint the seats in various colours so that even when the stadium is empty you would still feel it’s full on your TV screen.
He then asks this genius question:
Who appointed you to say I am right and all else is wrong?
Wow! He has a flashback to his time in first grade when one of his schoolmates told him that the earth was revolving around the sun, poor Fouad didn’t know this at the time and asked this guy the killer question: “what makes you think you are right and all the others are wrong?”. I mean honestly, what kind of question is that? Even Bush didn’t come up with this kind of questions to Kerry in the last elections (correct me if I’m wrong Apokraphyte).
He goes on with his nonsensical babbling:
This is a democratic country … This is a nation of entente, a nation of dialogue
He asks, forgetting that the opposition is precisely asking him to resign so that a “national unity” governement could replace the current one-sided cabinet in which the opposition did not have any kind of veto possibility. But then of course he believes the opposition does not have any democratic popular support since they are all foreigners in disguise.
Then new killer question:
Are the streets of Beirut the terrain for the resistance?
Ok at this point we know he has not heard Nasrallah’s speech and his call for a pacific demonstration at its core (well pointed out by Bech). Someone behind him is supplying him with information: “yes they are heavily armed”, “we don’t know how long our troops will hold them back”, “Fouad we should evacuate your life may be in danger” and finally “they are staging a coup“. But he wants to stay and defend his people, soon the americans will arrive with backup he hopes although he’s lost all radio contact with them since the para-millitaries are scrambling all his signals.
What a joke.
About Nasrallah’s confidence in winning the next parliementary elections he grins and accuses him of being a “fortune teller”. Strange… not only he doesn’t know how many people have assembled in front of his palace but also seems to have ignored the poll results conducted after the “July War”, equally forgetting the millions his employer had to spend to buy the last “democratic” exercise and the biased electoral laws.
On this last point however, history might prove him wrong sooner than expected.