Wednesday, July 16, 2008

R.I.P Lebanon 1943-2008.

The past ten days were hell (for personal reasons). I felt so angry on so many levels; I even questioned God and his wisdom. As I was getting closure and trying to revert back to normal life; I was slapped with yet a greater evil than death; the evil of those who inflict death. “Samir Al Kuntar”.
Being incapacitated (due to a minor motorbike incident) I spent the afternoon glued to my TV set watching the shameful parade being broadcasted on many local and Arab TV stations. A child killer was given a hero’s welcome, and Lebanon (my country) has once more shown to the CIVILIZED world that it was nothing more than 10452 Km2 of scum. “al silah zinat al rijal” I heard uttered from the mouth of our “divine leader”. Emile (in all his glory) was drooling (or smiling, I could never tell the difference). Suleiman, Saniora and Berri were anxiously waiting at “Hariri’s” airport the return of their prodigal son, even Georges Adwan took part in this shameful celebration. A few hours earlier we had the privilege of seeing our newly elected government members (all dressed in white) parade at the Baabda palace for the inaugural picture. Maybe they should have waited a few hours so that Kuntar could join. After hearing his speech (in well spoken Arabic) it would not have surprised me.
Hizbollah has won, and has taken over MY country.
A battalion of “moukawimin” in full army gear was a cruel reminder that 120000 (accounted for) martyrs have died in vain.
Saad Hariri’s stupid smile (and his goatee) is another clear sign of defeat.
George Adwan’s presence at the “festivities” is a clear picture of whose (tied arse) you should lick in fear.
Walid Jumblat’s (but not Ghazi Al Aaridi, his lackey) absence (today, but not tomorrow) is an indication of whom is dictating the future of MY country.
Michel Aoun (the demented general) I don’t even need to comment !
Nasser Kandil was the epitome of days supposedly gone (but not forgotten).
Last but not least, Olmert , for having plunged Lebanon (once again) deep into the abyss.
Full honours were deployed, even the presidential “helicopter” since we cannot afford an “air force one”; only to see that the Lebanese government (with all its institutions) was over shadowed by the Hizb’s military machine (even a cavalry).
Kiss ikhtkoun killkoun (politicians that is), starting with the LF and ending with Ali Kanso in his white safari suite.
Mr. Chamoun was the only voice of reason today, for he has said what (I hope) many of us feel.
I am Lebanese with a dual nationality (second being British) , and today I feel ashamed of my citizenship of birth.

Today, I feel the pain and the disappointment of the Haran family. Moreover I cry for all those who died (Lebanese) during the 15 years of civil war for their (at times twisted) notion of a free Lebanon.
Fuck you all who rejoiced today.I am Lebanese, and you are NOT !
Bite me!

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10 comments:

Kheireddine said...

You just stated the reasons why I left...I just would like to point out that Lebanon died in 1975, and no matter how imperfect it was, it was much better than it is nowadays.

Shay said...

Sad to hear that all the Lebanese I'd actually want as my neighbors are gone or going.

Jester said...

My condolences, Marillion on a personal level. About todays incident, forget it, tomorrows news will make today fade.

I'll make a post especially for you on Sunday. A good listening that soothes :)

Lebanese said...

I feel with you.
Yesterday's CNN headline was literally "Lebanon welcomes child killer", I wished i was an ostrich.

Marillionlb said...

@ Jester,

Thank you for the sentiments and words, truely appreciated.

shunkleash said...

Yesterday's CNN headline was literally "Lebanon welcomes child killer", I wished i was an ostrich.

...oh yeah? well yesterday i wished for first time IN MY LIFE that I was NOT lebanese!

damn them all!

Isaac said...

No words to explain our feelings in this day of infamy. To see all the government, from the President down to the lowest scumbag aligned in wait at the Airport to welcome a murderer, made me feel so sick. Lebanon is indeed gone... Sad ... Too sad

Isaac said...

No words to explain our feelings in this day of infamy. To see all the government, from the President down to the lowest scumbag aligned in wait at the Airport to welcome a murderer, made me feel so sick. Lebanon is indeed gone... Sad ... Too sad

nethy said...

It's all just stories. We're well used to it. Choose your words, spin your story: Occupiers, terrorists, fighters, murderers, defense, resistance.

These words just tell us where you stand in the argument. But this time the words sting a little more. I suppose I cannot comment on truth. Maybe Samir was framed. For what it's worth, I have some faith in the trial of Samir Kuntar but that is neither here nor there.

All that doesn't matter. 2 bodies, a half crazed man. A few more bits of meat. It's all just part of the story.

In Israel, no one doubts that Samir murdered a little girl, brutally & coldly. Everyone doubts that the Lebanese believe otherwise. So the story, the only thing that matters, is Lebanon glorifying this man. The man from the story. The only man that matters.

A little girl from the 70s or the countless other individuals we forget are not important. Neither is the real Samir. But the story is very important.

I think that IDF soldiers were probably not executed as claimed by the grieving father. But that means that they were taken dead. Bodies were taken. That is another, ugly story. A story of an enemy that steals bodies from a battlefield to auction them back.

I'm sure there are other stories. Stories of a brave warrior framed for the murder of a child. I don't know if that story is believed. I hope it is. I hope that those parades were full of people celebrating the return of a good brave man. But for what its worth I think at least some of them were celebrating the return of the same Samir that Israel released.

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