Hassan Nasrallah and his allies just sat down and refused to budge. They resisted the almost hurricane-force winds that were swirling around them. Today, those winds have ebbed... they've been replaced by utter stillness. Hassan is still there sitting down... with a big smile on his face. And all he had to do was sit!
Now we're back. Nasrallah is the new center of gravity of lebanese politics. nothing can get done without the approval of this new gatekeeper. we are all stuck. held on a tight leash.
I hope for something drastic to happen at the international and/or regional level. I hope it is not too late.
"Those Lebanese need to be delegated to Damascus. They're too difficult to deal with."
In the early 90s the first Bush Admin. paid his despicableness, Hafez, with coveted Lebanese soil for Arab cover of the first Gulf War. I am sure the Gulfies (and maybe even Americans) are thinking along similar lines today: "hey, ditch the Iranians, and we'll give you Lebanon." What a disaster!!!
Why am I so distressed?
- The US appears to have no options against the Nuclear Mullahs of Tehran.
- The Arabs...
- The Syrians are reportedly "cautiously optimistic" about the situation in Lebanon
- Karami, Franjieh and other Syrian lizards are starting to walk around like peacocks
- "The Opposition" is for all intents and purposes a non-entity
- Hariri appears to have forgotten that his father was murdered (and by whom)
Are there any more reasons for me to list?