Sunday, November 25, 2007

The One Good Thing

The one good thing that came out of last Friday's fiasco is that we finally got rid of that nincompoop Lahoud. He left at midnight, and the celebratory fireworks immediately started in Beirut. We all can now breathe a sigh of relief for this small mercy: raw7a bala raj3a. The extension of his term was the igniting cause for the murder and mayhem, if he had any dignity, he would have resigned the day after that first assassination. M14 should have been allowed to depose him when they had the momentum but they were stopped by someone who should have known better, and it's no use crying over spilled milk now. Let's just mop up and move on.

Anyway, we can now relegate him to the bowels of history where he belongs.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Neswpaper Headline 10 yrs from now:

11.23.2017 : Berri postpones presidential elections for the 1000'th time, Lebanon enters Guinness Book of Records for prestigious achievement.

Zhikna baka, tfoo 3ala hal araf.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

One more day to go....

Poor old Kouchner has spent more time in Lebanon this past month than in France. I wonder if he realised when they handed him the ministry that the "foreign" part was going to be exclusive to only one foreign country. He probably left a few days ago pretty sure that the problem had been solved, only to find that he had to return because he had trusted that the idiots that had to get together to vote for a president and save the country would actually go ahead and do so.

I hear that Spanish foreign minister is coming today. Spain, we didn't know you cared! Amr Moussa just left, I'm not sure why he came here in the first place since the Arab League are famous at achieving nothing. They do like to get together from time to time though where they talk a lot and fight a lot and embarrass themselves as well as inevitably achieve nothing. Who else, oh yeah, the Russians met with Saad in Moscow and then put out a hilarious statement that there shouldn't be any foreign interference in the elections , I mean ha ha ha, joke of the century. I like their deputy foreign minister's name: Alexander Sultanov, isn't that just the cutest? The Americans seem to be keeping a low profile these days, if you don't count Feltman met this and Feltman met that, but we're so used to Feltman interfering now that we count him as one of ours rather than one of their's.
The Iranian machinations always come out at the last minute via their Lebanese spokesman Nasrallah, usually to trample upon any glimmer of hope we have. Incidentally, our best clue for this "glimmer of hope" for a solution seems to be the fact that the Syrians have finally been invited to Annapolis (and I'll eat my hat if anything actually gets solved there).

In this last day before all shit hits the fan, or before a new beginning for the country, let us reflect on how annoyed we all are when we see footage and pictures of Parliament members from rival groups schmoozing, smiling, chatting and joking with each other as if nothing is happening, while we citizens of this country are dying a thousand deaths every day due to worry. I hate them all, each and every one of them, is that OK?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

From Naharnet Newsdesk

Article From Naharnet newsdesk today:

Aoun Threatens to Block Two-Third Quorum if President Has No Popular Backing Free Patriotic Movement leader Gen. Michel Aoun threatened to block a two-third quorum to elect a new head of state for Lebanon if the president-to-be did not enjoy popular backing.
"We will not support any president, not even if elected by a two-third quorum, if he does not enjoy popular support," Aoun told reporters after a meeting of his Change and Reform Bloc.

This is just too hilarious, what they actually meant to say was : Aoun Threatens to block even a 100% Quorum if the president elected is not himself.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Let's piss him off and choose a consensus candidate

Is there any better reason to choose a consensus candidate than the fact that both Condaleeze and Nasrallah don't want him?
Yes folks we all heard the speech, in case any of us had started feeling an itsy bit of hope, he made sure to quash that with his usual poison-spewing, to make sure he would prevent any agreement that might stabilise the country. You see in an unstable country, it is much easier to run your own army and have wars whenever you want.
Actually the man I feel sorry for the most is Nabih Berri, the poor guy looked as shocked as the rest of us by the latest orders from Iran.
There's only a few days left before the shit hits the fan one way or another, if they don't sort it out by then, it may very well be Sayonara Lebanon.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Condaleezee Tilhasteezee is back

She's Baaaaackkkk...
Yes the promoter of doom and gloom, the proponents of "birth pangs" that have a high child mortality rates, is back to stun us with more of her wisdom.

Apparently she cares oh so much about us, enough to allow the Israelis to butcher as many as they like of our people and get away with it, to keep parts of of our land and get away with it, to destroy the country's infrastructure and get away with it, to keep maps of cluster weapon positions to themselves and get away with it, but still, she loves us , she really really does.

Now, her latest efforts are aimed at derailing talks between the opposition and the majority. Just the fact that CT wants to stop them is a sure sign that they MUST keep going.