Sunday, January 27, 2008

It's all falling apart

All hell has broken loose on the streets tonight. Already one person has been killed in confrontations between the army and the protesters.
I hope the M8 leaders who send these men to the street in the guise of "electricity protests" and think we're too stupid to recognise their political manoeuvrings, know they now have the blood of their own men on their hands.
They keep pushing and pushing a country on the brink. It's like they want a civil war. Bashar and his brother-in-law are smiling in their dreams tonight.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Another Explosion

Another explosion, more people dead. The ISF officer targeted apparently had been targeted twice before. He is involved in investigations of previous explosions and had previously been targeted while investigating the telephone calls in the Harriri case.

May those who died rest in peace.

I just don't know how there's any hope for this country any more.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Palestinains Escape From Concentration Camp

The wall came down and thousands crossed into Egypt.
Kinda brings a smile to your face :)

Oscar Nominations and the Irony of The Day

Nadine Labaki's "Caramel" (sikkar baneit) doesn't get nominated, but Leabnon gets a look in at the Oscars from the Israeli side in the form of the movie "Beaufort" (kal3at shkief). I hope they lose, that way they get beaten twice at Beaufort ha ha.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Who's Blocking the Arab initiative?

In the never ending story that is the politics in this country, a nice clue about who is blocking Amr Moussa et co. finally came to us from the mouth of the Syrian arse-lick Nasser Qandil who accused Moussa of being biased towards M14. What, didn't Qandil's team like a proposal that didn't give them absolutely everything?

As for the "protesters" against the electricity cuts, I'd like to remind everyone that the minister of electricity who deserted his post (but still attends when he feels like it) is M8. Why don't they all go and protest outside his house and burn rubbish in the streets of his neighbourhood?

and as an addendum, Kouchner definitely stopped being diplomatic and layed the blame on one side, after all he did promise us earlier that if no deal was struck, he was going to tell......

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

let us never forget those who were murdered by the hand of evil

from Naharnet Newsdesk:

"The bodies of the three victims of the bombing in Karantina were identified as: Joseph al-Khoury, a Sin el-Fil resident and owner of the Fiat car that took the brunt of the attack, Fouad Kamal al-Abssi from Tripoli, and Ghassan Hussein al-Mohammed, a Syrian."

May they rest in peace.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Falling Behind

Because of countless wars, hero-complexes, corruption and sectarian idiots we have fallen so far behind that there may be no chance for recovery.
The rich Arab countries used to need us as a conduit to the west. That put us as a unique position, a gateway between one culture and another.
Well they don't need us any more. They have more money, better education, better banking systems, better infrastructure, better international connections, more beautiful cities, improving cultural awareness, and all in all a generally better outlook on the future than we do.
But hey, Lebanese women can wear short skirts, and Lebanese men are so cool, and that's really all that matters. Right?

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year's Resolutions.

I hate New Year's Resolutions. If there is something logical to be done, I don't see why we have to wait till January 1st to do it.
Having said this, I am now about to make my first New Year's Resolution ever.
I resolve to blog about other things than Lebanese politics. Posting the photos in the last few weeks has made me feel good, and I have realised that there alot more interesting (and yes, occasionally happy) things going on around the world that I'd like to talk about. Ofourse this doesn't mean that I will stop critisizing the Lebanese politicians when they annoy me, 'cause let's face it Lebanses politicians are never going to go away.
So wish me luck, Happy New Year and hope you enjoy!

PS I apologise for any spelling mistakes, my spellcheck thingy has disappeared and my spelling has always been atrocious.