Part of what differentiates and brings value to this blogg is the diversity of opinion of those posting on it. Allow me to respond to an earlier blogg posted by my colleague Hassan under the title "Schizophrenic little brother."
Hassan’s blogg adds value by forcing others to consider current developments with Syria from another perspective. That said; it was certainly a biased entry that shifts all blame on to the Lebanese.
I am amazed by the enduring capacity of some Lebanese who always seem to care more for other peoples rather than their own.
In the seventies it was the “poor Palestinians who lost their homeland.” We allowed their armed militia in and let it take over our country. Lets not forget the Palestinian "hero" who famously said “I will not leave
Now Hassan defends the poor Syrians who we “treat like crap” but still expect goodies from. With all respect Hassan, please don’t forget your Lebanese brothers who for the last 15 years have been treated like crap by Syrian army and intelligence officers. They have been abused, kidnapped, jailed, blackmailed and tortured. Have sympathy for them too. Enough selling ourselves and bending over backward for “our brothers” ba’a!
It’s the 21st century and we live in a world of nations. Let’s act like one and start worrying about our interests first. They want to block our borders, breach treaties, and kidnap fishermen, fine! But don’t ask us to say “poor Syrians” and lament ourselves for not being appreciative. Whats next? You want us to coerce the Lebanese media into only saying nice things about the Baath regime next door?!
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