Right after the round of the "Cedar Guardian" detentions, a group of Lebanese met in Akkar to salute and vindicate Shartooni and Alam for assassinating the late President Bashir Gemayyel. I recall that LBC in its coverage of that event questioned whether justice will be extended to those who vindicate the assassination of a President, and not just only those who call for killing others (the Cedar Guardians and the Palestinians). I asked myself the same question. Something inside me was telling me that of course back in Lebanon it is always unjust.
I was so glad that yes those who called themselves "the Friends of Shartooni" were detained and questioned. Perhaps for the first time I felt that justice was being done; that the days of the Syrian tutelage were over and gone; for the first time, such shady people are not covered by the "invisible hand" and allowed to roam the streets with their deeds of hate.
...So that was a move forward in my view.
On another note, after the word was out that after this preliminary donor meeting held today in New York, the main one would be held in Washington next November, Seniora suggested that the meeting should be held in Beirut. So, after all, the meeting might just be called Beirut I. Frankly, I would like it to be Beirut I, as Seniora would free himself of the criticisms (especially those of Hizbullah's and Amal's) that the main donor meeting which marks our independence was held on our territories (free of any "manipulation" and "tutelage"....).
The problem in my view is, though, that it might just be difficult to market Beirut as a same place to meet for all those world leaders...
"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."