Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Let there be War

I've entirely had it with the ever so inspiring 'Say No To War' and similar adages, those which magically start popping out every single time sectarian reality strikes, completely out of the blue it seems, pushed forth by tragic mystery assassinations, unresolvable constitutional crises, or a little bit of both with a berry on top. Having so far taken a tad more than I can hold, let me try and put it in plain english to the six or seven lost souls who are unfortunate enough to read this blog.

One. If the people, the lebanese people, want war, then by golly let there be war. If they cannot peacefully resolve whatever differences they have in order to live in peace on the land that brought them together, then a big juicy double-decker war is what they deserve.

Two. If the so-called leaders of this country want war, and their followers and sympathizers don't have the guts, the common sense, or the imagination to dissent and stop them in their tracks, then war is not only what they deserve, but by far the best they can hope for.

Three. If the forces that be, the meddling hands that deal the cards and call the shots, want war, for the fulfillment of a master plan beyond the modest limits of our comprehension, if the so-called leaders of this country play gleefully along to fill their pockets and keep safe their necks, and we, the people, the proud and free people of Lebanon, don't churn the very soil that carries them and bury them alive, whoever they are, then ours is the fate of rats and cockroaches in the sweet and blossoming sewers of Baabda's presidential palace. And even the most abject of wars would not want to have anything to do with us, and we would understand why. We, salt of the earth, would just bathe in our brown glory and watch the wonderfully free world from underneath, through the butt holes of Lahoud, Aoun, Nasrallah, Geagea, Jumblatt, Bush, Assad, and Ahmadinejad.

Civil wars are not born out of boredom, nor are they the work of two duds with guns acting on a whim. If after as many years of suffering and death, we still need to cry foul, and beg for there not to be a war, then we are fooling none but ourselves. Let there be war if there has to be one, let there be war, and let the country again be as crushed and tainted red as it needs to be for all the dust of hatred to settle, and maybe for a new people to be born.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shou sar?? you forgot to add me to the list of lost souls,now you have eight:)ba3den how can you jump from posting cute pictures to half a page of heavy stuff??7aram.

No, seriously you are absolutely right,this is the echo of my thoughts when am mad angry,and when my lebanese temper get the best of me then I feel guilty for thinking like that and for being away.I fear for my family,and I can't bear watching another war unfold on TV again.I hope tomorrow brings better news.

heba:)

10:52 PM  
Blogger Maya@NYC said...

STANDING OVATION from this not-so-lost soul....
with a CHERRY on top... (berry is too political!)

8:16 AM  
Blogger Fouad said...

eight it is ma tez3ali :)
and i did not jump, i was pushed really.

ya maya, i really never thought i would go as far as saying this, nor do i feel particularly proud about it. just extremely angry and extremely sad.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Delirious said...

I hear you, Foo.
Sad, but true - oh so very true.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

Fouad, I followed your space of thinking before with some understanding and I also understand your present train of thought.
I am tired and have a blasting headache so this will be short and simplified:
Lebanon is the catalyst in the Middle East. The last war was not about Lebanon, it was about the US and Iran. The pawns were Hezbollah with a little help from Syria and Israel with a little help of the US and the testing ground Lebanon.
Unfortunately the Lebanese people had no say in this even though it happened on their own turf.
At least they weren't asked. But they didn't want to know either.

8:34 PM  
Anonymous No_Women_Land said...

I wish you or me could just say "let there be war". However, I'm quite sure that you, me and every Lebanese, (although our toes have turned sore and blue from being on them all the time not knowing what will happen next), we are so sick of the smell of death, we're so tired of living continents away from home and we're still naively dreaming that this should be last round, and soon Lebanon will wake up on the smell of prosperity and stability instead of anxiousness and death.

Don’t loose faith, We owe Lebanon this much!

5:18 AM  
Blogger Zee said...

... this Friday might be a decisive day in Lebanon's present history.
Since I don't understand all the delicate veins and chaotic political issues at hand, the only thing I can do is radiate positive thoughts to ALL people of Lebanon instead of taking sides. May their future be blessed with clarity and love for their country!

7:19 AM  

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