Do we all recall when Aoun said back in the summer of 2005 that he agrees with the Future Movement on 90% of issues? Yesterday he said to a delegation from the National Council for Information that he considers the closest ally to him in Lebanon is Hizbullah, especially in the matters of reform, mass graves and internal issues, that they hold similar views on reform and corruption.
I am confused by Aoun's stands. It seems that he holds similar views to many parties in Lebanon, yet not.
What about the recent talk of closing ranks with the March 14 forces, especially the "cozying" relations between Aoun's parliamentary bloc and Jumblatt?
It's clear that Aoun is playing the balancing role of being "in the middle"; the role of a Presidential aspirant.
Nevertheless, I must concede that his statement yesterday that any entity disarming needs the Lebanese to be empathetic towards it as it transforms itself into a solely political force, of course implying Hizbullah, was a statement of a President's caliber...but despite that, vagueness has shrouded Aoun's stands since his arrival to Lebanon from exile in Paris. We are most of the time left unclear about what his views are towards the government, the March 14 bloc, Hizbullah, Syria, and many other issues...if he wants a true popular backing for President, Aoun must seize to remind us in his rhetoric of the vague statements coming from Baabda.
"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."