Monday, August 14, 2006

I'm Sorry Who WON?

Just listen to this garbage.

George W. Bush declares Israel the winner over Hezbollah, Olmert claims success saying the offensive eliminated the "state within a state" run by Hezbollah group and restored Lebanon's sovereignty in the south, and Nasrallah claims a strategic historic victory of Hezbollah against Israel.

Have these people got no eyes to see what's going on??

No no no. Foolish moi. Each of them is but an ugly black widow, with eight ugly eyes and a murderous sting.

And it's true. They all won.

PM Olmert, dumb as you are, you temporarily regained control of the northern border of Israel, so Congratulations.

President Bush, you've yet again established your leading role in the war against terror, and this is one more victory to pile over the countless you've already accumulated in Iraq, so Congratulations.

And Sayyid Hassan, you've held your own against the second most powerful army in the world, you did it with cunning resilience and tenacity, and inflicted more israeli military casualties than was ever anticipated, so Congratulations to you too, your holiness.

Then, and only then is there a thousand people killed and a million displaced.

And a country torn to shreds and brought to the ground.

But so it is. In the game of stupids, giants and megalomaniacs, the latter two are spare change, and no matter what losses lost and what lives destroyed, murderers such as the ones above will always find a way to stand up and claim their blood-tainted sickening victory in the end.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

:( Sad but true

8:18 PM  
Blogger jooj said...

fouad,

how could you equate Nasrallah to Bush and Olmert?

To not agree with him or heroize him or mock his victory is one thing, but to regard him as a murderer of the same degree is just not fair.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Fouad said...

you're right jooj, that probably is too much. But Nasrallah's claim to victory after all that's happened to his compatriots sounds an awfully wrong tune to my ears, and reminds me of when he gathered a million of his followers to hail syria in the very center of Beirut, and when he allowed vandalistic acts to take place after a skit depicting him was aired on national television. This man might not deserve to be called a murderer (although he was never shy of targeting civilians, provoked or not), but strategic victory my foot. Hezbollah might have won, but Lebanon has lost, and the sayyid should have the decency to mourn the land and the people instead of boasting his military accomplishments to the world.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not surprised of what you say. Your previous posts show how mush you are in "love" with Nasrallah and what he represents. You have the right to do so, since you like a more "peaceful" resistance solution to the problems in Lebanon. A small group of people stood up to a regional super power and they won. YES THEY WON. What would happen if this concept of sacrifice was a common ideology in the sleepy Arab world. Would we still be the sheep that we are now for the world's super powers?

If you or people like you resisted the Syrians ( whom for many people are the real enemy, not Israel) would they have stayed in Lebanon for that long? But maybe you prefer the quite nights in your village, than fighting for your land. I am not trying to disrespect you here. Honestly. Maybe your town has never been destroyed. Your olive trees were never burned. Your 12 year cousin didn't spend 15 years in the "Five Star Hotel" of Khyam prison.

Let me put it for you this way. What happened during the last month is that a heavy weight boxer had a fight with feather wieght one, and the result was even. Who do you consider a winner? 1200 people died, yes you are right. 15,000 houses were destroyed, again you are correct. But at least we in Leabnon have on thing that the whole Arab regimes don't have.We have Honor.
No Hard feelings, Fadi

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking about civilians, I think that was retaliation for the Israel's actions. You are just for an excuse to attack them.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Poul said...

>>But at least we in Leabnon have on thing that the whole Arab regimes don't have.We have Honor.

no you don't. you have pity. only pity stopped israel from rolling all over your country and utterly destroying it.

you fought like women, hiding behind skirts and baby beds. you survived this time, but your honor is lost forever.

oh, and israel has south lebanon again, this time almost free of civilians. makes things easier for israelis, don't you think?

10:40 PM  
Blogger manal yusuf said...

i agree with jooj
after all he is not the one who murdered 1140 libanese, and displaced a million and demolished 15 thousand residance.

and without hizbollah in libanon the death totall and distruction would have been much larger, but in a diffrent way.

or did you forget what happend in Palistine and still happening in Jordan and Egypt...do you want to have the same end.where did all the talk you said about standing for your country went.

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/750500.html

check the above article

8:47 AM  
Anonymous LennyBruce said...

This is a very interesting discussion thread. Start at the end because I was very impressed that Haaretz published the article from Nadim Shehadi. It resonates with me, sadly, I must say as someone who used to live in Israel.

The last month I have learned a lot by reading many Lebanese blogs. I hope that our two countries can find common ground for the sake of our children, and their children.

I do have a question, though, something that has been hard for me to get my head around.

I have understood from some Lebanese I have emailed with that it is difficult to be critical of HA at a time when the country is being ravaged by an external neighbour. But I am curious about how people, with varying feelings towards HA feel, about the tactic used by HA to sometimes use civilian neighbourhoods for storing munitions and/or launching missiles. And please please.. dont think I am buying into the idea that HA is therefore to blame for so many civilian deaths. I am not.

Peace, salam, shalom

3:26 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

An interesting article, but I would hope that Israel would figure out a way to live with its neighbors rather than go away - not that the latter will happen in any case, so the former is the only practical solution to wish for. But I agree with the writer that the basic moral logic of Israel's creation is flawed, and until that's corrected I think these cyclical "defensive" wars will continue.

On the other hand, Poul, surely you don't believe this particular exercise turned out a "victory" for Israel? Loosen your blinders, they're cutting off the circulation to your brain. Fouad is more accurate when he says this was a loss for everyone. Hezbollah is still around, and I very strongly doubt that any multi-national peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon is going to successfully disarm them, though I'd much like to believe the contrary. Surviving the Israeli assault seems like it was a distinct victory for them - demonstrating as it did the distinct limitations of IDF, even with their multibillion-dollar annual US subsidy - and I wonder whether they might eventually acquire more political influence in Lebanon rather than less. Israel can never "hold" or control Lebanon, as demonstrated in 1982 and again now, so they'd be better off trying to stabilize the country and strengthen political structures there rather than setting events in motion that might eventually lead to a more radicalized regime - especially one with allies in places like Tehran and Damascus.

10:51 PM  
Blogger AM said...

Well despite all the losses incurred in Lebanon, if the government manages to take away the arms of HA, then it would be considered a winner in a way, for having the Israelis out and the HA stripped off their arms ... but then we have to wait and see if they are smart enough to take advantage of what happened and solve this problem once and for all.

2:24 AM  
Blogger Zee said...

Manal said: "...and without hizbollah in libanon the death totall and distruction would have been much larger, but in a diffrent way."

Manal - without Hezbollah, the damn last stupidity of Israel wouldn't have happened in the first place.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zee, without the lebanese resistance, izrael would still be in beirut since 1982.

11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one could or should claim anything over this stupid war. The fact remains that Bush and Cheney's quest for fame and money have killed more than a thousand people.... But yet neither Cheney,nor bush or olmert will ever tried for crime of humanity. Nasrallah ( I don't agree withh that he has done ) and Israel were just tools to show the arab world who wants to be the boss in the middle east.... Unfortunately, Lebanon paid a huge fee for that and has to mourn its losses.

8:54 PM  

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