And as if Lebanon is on hold, on hold until the outcome of Mehlis's investigation sees the light. But is that so? Has Lebanon been put on hold by policymakers?
I don't live in Lebanon; and I get my news from newspapers gleaned online and two satellite channels, LBC and Future. The news lately has been all about the investigation. I understand the excitement of detaining and then charging the four security "generals" last week, but until when the "pause" sign will still hold?
Where are the bloggers who live in Lebanon? Why don't they let us know about what is going on? Why can't they provide everyone an alternative source of news? Let us know, is Lebanon truely on hold?
I know it's not. I know that schools and universities will soon start. And we all know what sort of issues that brings with it: inability to pay tuition fees/buy books, increased pressure on a delapidated public school system and the Lebanese University, etc...
We all know that life goes on in our country. The media has been the driver of events this past year, but is it reflecting the reality at the moment? I was in Lebanon and I know that many people don't watch the news or read the newspaper (of course, unlike us...) They sense change and are faced with issues as they go about their life.
I wish I am able to see that and sense it, but alas, I'm far. In the hopes that some Lebanese in Lebanon will heed the call and write Lebanon for us.
"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."