Friday, June 10, 2005

New Rhetoric, New Stand!

The events the past two days have left me short of articulating a coherent entry; I simply tailgaited on other's entries writing comments here and there. But today I am pushed to note two important points that have struck me and left me asking: "What is going on?":

  1. Sayyid Nasrallah's speech today in the Bekaa was very different than his other speeches. He addressed the crowds by letting them know that Hizbullah's role as a party must change; that the party must be engaged in Lebanese politics and affairs. He also called for the implementation of the Taif Accord. (And two days ago he even talked of Bashir Gemayyil's 10,452 km2.) This was new rhetoric to my ears; well new as compared to what has been said and done prior to last Sunday at the eve of the elections in the South. Sayyid Nasrallah is breaking it slowly to the Hizbullah crowds the new reality that his party will be facing. What does this new language mean? Why the quick shift?

  2. Today I read that a group of FPM youth from the northern Metn who addressed Aoun asking him to dissolve his alliance with MP Michel Murr, reminding him of Murr's past actions and that they do not wish to compromise FPM's stands that they have long fought for. What many have speculated actually occurred and it was confirmed with this letter; the FPM is not about one person and its young supporters always emphasized that point and they proved it this time by asking of that one person not to represent them and their efforts and stands wrongly.

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


Anonymous said...

Sayyed Nasrallah!! who made him Sayyed and why would you call him mean asshole stinky unbathed Nasrallah??

Raja said...

anonymous, please spare us your foul language! If you have something against nasrallah, make your words worth the read!

Anonymous said...

Well, I went to the south and saw how it was transformed into a hezbollah jungle. Like a snake that surrounds its prey, hezbollah is surrounding the community there with islamic radicalism that belongs to the year 1005 and not 2005. Do you want that for you want an iranian arm in lebanon?

Raja said...

No I don't! Why didn't you ask me that from the get-go? ... rather than insult a man without giving any reasons!

May said...


Would you mind describing to us what you saw and perceived in the South and where in the south did you go exactly?