What would you do if you were the Principal? Or allow me to contextualize this scenario a little more: What would you do if the kid came to you, and with a straight face, told you that he really couldn't control his limbs? He tells you, teary eyed, that "every time I get near someone, either one of my legs or arms involuntarily swings at that person's groins or face. And then I get a severe beating because of my damn limbs!!!!"
I know what I would do. I'd tell him that if he repeated that stunt one more time, he'd suffer severe punishment on top of the beating he usually gets. If, on the other hand, I somehow figured that he wasn't messing around, I'd send him to doctor as quickly as I could.
On a more serious note however; this "letter-sending" by Fouad el Seniora is a tad worrying. First, let us take a look at some of the disclosed content. Both Ya Libnan and Naharnet quote the al Mustaqbal Newspaper (which for its part quoted a diplomatic source) claim that the text "emphasizes that as long as
My question is: what Lebanese territory? Whatever happened to the demand that
Fellow bloggers Abu Qais and Anton Efendi believe that we may be returning to the bad old days of accommodation. They suggest that Future is doing its best to return to the arrangement it had with Hizballah prior to the assassination of Hariri Sr. One can never be sure of such matters, especially considering UN resolution 1559 and all the ensuing UN resolutions that have passed over the past year.
Nevertheless, I find myself worried. If the Lebanese Army could not eliminate those pesky Palestinians carrying weapons in the South and the Bekaa, and setting up checkpoints (yes, I saw a Palestinian checkpoint on LBC the other night) how the hell are we supposed to expect them to take on Hizballah? I sense a compromise with Hizballah is around the corner - and this "letter" that Seniora just sent to the UN might be the first draft of a public document similar to that which Hizballah and the Tayyar concocted a few months ago.
If I were Kofi Annan, and I received Seniora's complaint, I would take it out in front of the world's cameras and rip it to pieces. Then I'd declare that, as the Secretary General of the United Nations, I urge