Saturday, March 05, 2005

on the issue of Lebanese identity

The Syrians and "loyalists" like to state that there are two camps in Lebanon: the Lebanese and the traitors - (i.e. the Israeli collaborators). It seems to me that the camp that waits for the Syrian president to give a speech before taking a position has highly questionable national credentials.

There really are two camps in Lebanon; these camps are the Lebanese and the Syrians. The opposition has not capitalized on this labeling enough - they have not stated it as clearly and repeatedly as they should.

Hizballah, and maybe Amal, seem to be the only reasons the opposition didn't go that far.

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