Mabrook! Congratulations to all Lebanese for our independence day today.
However, despite all the media hype on this year's independence being special and different; there is still this feeling inside me of emptiness, of fear...our independence is a fragile one indeed.
There is so much going on in our country, so much that has happened since last February...
Tension on the southern Lebanese border, Lahoud in Baabda, a precarious national unity, Syria's tug-of-war game with Mehlis...all mar the happiness.
In the hopes that next year would bring us an independence day less reminiscent of death and tears, and more hopeful of a brighter future for our beloved country, Lebanon.
"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."