Friday, December 23, 2005

Irony And Deals: Syria And The Arab League

The irony is that the government needs Hizbullah and Amal to complete their national unity picture, but at the same time, Hizbullah and Amal are Syrian allies through which Syria is able to once again intervene (and has it stopped intervening?) to disable and undermine our state institutions (i.e.: the government). This is the irony of all times.

Syrian influence in fact has not halted with their "official" withdrawal, April 30th, 2005. Not only through their allies they are crippling the government, but Lahoud is their man, so there goes the Presidency as well.

On another note, the Arab League "deal" to calm the escalating crisis between Syria and Lebanon has gained attention and coverage, enough to believe that Amr Moussa was indeed brokering a deal on behalf of the Arab "regimes". And that deal was skewed towards appeasing the Syrian regime and negotiating with the Lebanese an agreement to drop their charges.

I say to the rusty Arab regimes: "Let us be! Leave us alone! We aspire not to change your systems; we simply want to determine our own destiny and future!"

And as a person who witnessed first-hand interaction with Arab League ambassadors, I can say that the institution they represent is useless, rusty, and corrupt.

The Arab League, an institution that is starved of funds, which reflects its importance for the countries it represents. And if it is that "unimportant" on the priority list of Arab regimes, then why now are we seeing a new, charged role for it to help solve our problems? Can we know in the name of what countries is it taking charge to broker deals?

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

3 comments:

JoseyWales said...

I say to the rusty Arab regimes: "Let us be! Leave us alone!..

They won't, Doha, until you MAKE them.

rincewind said...

I wonder if they ever will, when certain people (may they not rest in peace) sell jabal sannin to KSA.

Solomon2 said...

The irony is that the government needs Hizbullah and Amal to complete their national unity picture, but at the same time, Hizbullah and Amal are Syrian allies through which Syria is able to once again intervene...

Was this not similar to the situation just before the civil war started?