Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Ghassan Tueni Turning Up The Heat!

I am amazed at Ghassan Tueni's last two editorials; he has indeed turned up the heat on Syria and Syrian affairs right after Samir Qassir's death...almost appearing as if he vowed on Qassir's grave to continue what he started. Not that the Godfather of Lebanese journalism, Tueni, was never bold, no, but because the last editorials have been of the same theme--namely on the need for change in Syria.

Please read (though in Arabic) today's editorial: An Open Letter...To "Abu Jamal"!

"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."

2 comments:

Yazan said...

well, I donno how u ca talk about change in Lebanon, Iraq, .... without a change in Syria..!!! and vise-versa...
Maybe we're just TOO close.. i just wish we could take a break.. each little country here can just take a break from being a MIDDLE_EASTERN country...
As for Tueini... his editorial is totally briliant as always...
I'd love to see Khaddam's diaries.. lots of questions in syrian and syrian-lebanese affairs are hidden in these diaries...

JoseyWales said...

Sorry, but I am not impressed. Ghassan's stuff today is only a shade better than his recent rambling and confusing and confused editorials.

Maybe it's the awful english translation on naharnet, but I tried the originals too.

Open letters are not going to scare murderous thugs.

And this from Ghassan's piece: from Naharnet:
"The veteran diplomat recalled a remark by Khaddam at an intellectual forum in Beirut: "The most frightening and painful aggression is that which is confronting the (Arab) nation from within - backwardness, oppression, tyranny and a captive will."

Waht the hell are we supposed to infer from that? That a sicko like Khaddam has had the right diagnostis all along and won't, and can't, do anything about it? Or worse, Khaddam and the apparatchiks think they are the force of progress and change held back by the people?

So now Syria's "new guard" is held back by the "old guard" who wanted change from way back when, but could not deliver. Anyone who believes that deserves to live under a shitty regime forever. (OK hyperbole, but trying to make my point).