Wednesday, August 15, 2007


So let's take a guess at what the surprise could be:
-a sleeper cell
-a weapon of "relatively" mass destruction
-anti-aircraft missiles (that actually work)

are my three top guesses, what are yours?

and why or why do I have the feeling the surprise will bring more destruction on our heads than on Isreali heads?

So he has his own army, starts off wars by himself without bothering to consult the government or any elected officials, has his own private telephone network running alonglside the official telephone network, his people function completely out of reach of the law, he has his own stock of weapons which he uses only when he feels like it (we could have used a few of your weapons in nahr-el-bared buddy), and has personal communication with heads of state of other countries.

So here's my question, why doesn't he stop the pretense and just form his own new country and get it over and done with already?

Monday, August 06, 2007

At least it was democracy...

Yes, whoever won in the end, even if it wasn't our side, it was a pretty democratic election process. I'm sure there will be appeals and so on and so forth, but Aoun won.
There weren't any major security incidents so mar2et 3ala kheir elhamdillah. Lets hope all sides keep cool heads in the coming few days until the major tensions pass.
I wonder though, when the poor bloke will see the inside of the parliment as his ally Nabih said he doesn't recognise the results and won't open the parliment anyway. I wonder if there is any country in the world where one person can decide to keep the parliment closed like this. We are an interesting bunch , us Lebanese.

Oh yeh, Itani won in Beirut. It's good to know us Beirutis are united in where we stand.
Some poor bloke who ran against him got only 13 votes.
He must have a very small family.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

And they're off..... the polling booths that is.

Right now all I care about is that the voting goes off without any violence.

Once the voting is over, then we can let out that breath we've been holding in all day, and start thinking about results and their consequences.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

The metn elections: are they a good thing or a bad thing?

First I'll get the obvious out of the way: it's in extremely poor taste to run against a man who's running for a post that opened up due to the assassination of his son. I am not one who enjoys seeing "inherited" political positions, though I must say , in case of assassinations, even I will suspend this credo against inbred transfer of posts. In this case of course, there is a double tragedy in that not only is this an assassination related inheritance, but it's also a reverse-inheritance, from son to father.

However, that fact aside, I wonder how bad is it for the election to be contested:

In the event that Gemayel wins, the post remains in the hands of M14, and the opposition can't claim that the election was bogus because it wasn't signed in by Lahood, because they actually ran in it. (I know Aoun is contesting the elections as well as running in them, such schizoid behaviour is beyond my understanding so I will just ignore it for now).

If Aoun wins, well that's pissy, but that's the democratic process for you, and aren't we all claiming that we want a proper democracy (even at the cost of our respective side)? Again, if he wins, then the post will move over to the pro-syrian side which is bad, but at least Aoun is faux pro-sryian and there is hope that he will later (be forced by circumstances to) revert to his original anti-syrian tenets. Also, if Aoun does win, his team will be branded as the kind of heartless mobs who find ways of taking advantage of someone else's tragedy.

My big fear is that all hell will break loose when one side loses, and somebody must lose every time .