Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Yes, Abu Fadi, the Lebanese Army IS your enemy

Yesterday, Palestinian guerillas (who have been establishing military outposts left and right for god knows how long), shot a Lebanese soldier, Mustapha Moudlej, in his head. Moudlej was conducting a patrol on sovereign Lebanese soil. Palestinian gunmen shot him from a position that the Lebanese Army did not even know existed.

In response to this "incident," an official from the particular Syrian-sponsored Palestinian faction to which the gunman belonged, Abu Fadi Hamade, had this to say:
“The Lebanese army is not our enemy. The incident has been overcome in a brotherly spirit.... No one has an interest to disturb security.”

Brotherly spirit? I wonder where that spirit was when the bullet was fired into the head of a Lebanese soldier! I wonder where that brotherly spirit was when Abu Fadi's faction built a military outpost on Lebanese soil without even bothering with such frugalities as informing the Lebanese Army (or some official who would at least pass the message along)!

The Lebanese Army is the only institution in Lebanon that can legitimately use force. All other armed entities are illigetimate, and hence subject to whatever force the Army is able to muster. If that force proves insufficient, then it becomes the duty of the Lebanese people and their political representatives to ensure that the only institution created to protect all of them from all adversaries is equiped and trained to the extent that it is able to carry out its duties.

Such duties include wiping out armed bandits and armed foreign elements from the face of Lebanon's sovereign soil. Period!

14 comments:

frencheagle said...

"Yesterday, Palestinian guerillas (who have been establishing military outposts left and right for god knows how long), shot a Lebanese soldier, Mustapha Moudlej,"


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it was today and it s still today ... ;)

the perpetual refugee said...

If only the government would listen.

How many of our soliders need to be shot or killed before serious action is done. Not talking. Action. Action. Action. Action. Action.

Anonymous said...

I think it's high time to put all the brotherly, friendly or whatever you want to call them palestinians on the next boat out of Lebanon to where ever the hell they want to go.

As insensitive as this sounds, I'm getting sick of seeing listening or hearing anything palestinian. I think in Lebanon WE HAD ENOUGH !!!!

Boutros

JoseyWales said...

I am as outraged as you Raja, but less surprised.

Of course, the army should have been there, rooted these people out, and arrested them before they even shot at this poor soldier (may he recover fully).

Furthermore the army should be shutting down every single office of these freaks, without any talk/dialogue or negotiations.

Having said all that, I have argued before that our whole political culture/words are WRONG when we discuss this issue.

In short: the Palestine issue needs to be dropped from the Lebanese agenda, period. Anti-Leb state and Palestine-firsters, spare me the comments about fairness and suffering and racism.

We have a country to save. It's as simple as that.

So politicians need to stop referencing every action to Palestine. I'm sure we'll hear that the above incident is bad because it hurts the Palestinian cause. I do not give a shit about the Palestian cause anymore. Lets save Lebanon, then we'll see, maybe.

To take an extreme example to show how the damaging rhetoric is implicit and everywhere, I'll talk about Raja's post above (with which I fully agree):

Raja's Title: Yes, Abu Fadi, the Lebanese Army IS your enemy.

I'd rather say: Abu Fadi YOU are my country's and army's enemy (and the friggin army needs to be told that)


Raja says: I wonder where that brotherly spirit was when Abu Fadi's faction built a military outpost on Lebanese soil without even bothering with such frugalities as informing the Lebanese Army

Even if Raja meant it as a figure of speech (?). Nothing to inform on or about. This activity is illegal and messes with state security. The dialogue fools recently agreed to stop it (all of them). Nothing to talk about or inform about.

Shoot these people and then ask questions. Yes wild west methods are needed sometimes. Then maybe, just maybe you'll get some respect in your OWN country.

Comte Almaviva said...

"Mare Nostrum"! "Mare Nostrum"!

Glad to see that ideology alive and kicking in some people

fadibou said...

Just a side note: Can someone do something to make Aoun and his guys let go of the color orange. I saw a very nice Tshirt today and I cant buy it or wear it since its orange. I would be labeled a Tayyar activist for that, and we all know how blind that would be!
Please lets start a campaign or a a liberation war (aoun style) to make them let go of the orange color.

Aoun style= declare war, get your ass kicked, get kicked out, run away for 15 years and return victorious as if nothing has happened.

Hassan said...

Fadibou,

It's ok. I'm sure you're secure enough about your individuality to wear orange in our time. Buy the T-shirt if you like it. Take the color back from Aoun if it means so much to you.

A.M said...

FadiBou
my man fashar the color goes to such guy..to make the war we should all wear orange and if we were told "are you FPM" u say "FASHARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR"...;) this is how it goes...
so buy the tshirt and be honered to buy it and when they see everyone is wearing orange and they are against aoun then i'd guess he'd change it to some other FRUITY color..haha..he was jealous of Hezballah how they have the "banana" color..loool..he'll probably go for purple (khokh) haha..
chill man and tear the tshirt bel3afyeh hahaha

A.M said...

Boutrous yes i think you are right..enough is enough..they want to have lebanese nationality, they want to take part in our politics, they want to have their rights, they even want to take the peice of bread from our mouths...so enough is enough...atleast we aren't treating them like Israel is and the way they are treating us back we should be much worse than Israel are with them..
they should thank god we are offering a peice of land..they should sit peace and quite dealing with their own shit and not spread the shit around..i dont have anything against any palestanian..but i am against the palestanians that share the same politics in israel with us..they should be given sheb3a farms, atleast they would be close to their families and they'd deal with their rights with Israel and not us..instead of giving them land in the heart of the country..
The lebanese army should relaly go in and do the biggest masacre in all history of massacres..

A.M said...

Boutrous yes i think you are right..enough is enough..they want to have lebanese nationality, they want to take part in our politics, they want to have their rights, they even want to take the peice of bread from our mouths...so enough is enough...atleast we aren't treating them like Israel is and the way they are treating us back we should be much worse than Israel are with them..
they should thank god we are offering a peice of land..they should sit peace and quite dealing with their own shit and not spread the shit around..i dont have anything against any palestanian..but i am against the palestanians that share the same politics in israel with us..they should be given sheb3a farms, atleast they would be close to their families and they'd deal with their rights with Israel and not us..instead of giving them land in the heart of the country..
The lebanese army should relaly go in and do the biggest masacre in all history of massacres..

A.M said...

sorry for the last one but i had internet problems..
sorry all!!

Doha said...

A.M.

The last part about the Lebanese army is extreme! I think you should take it back.

MAZZIKA said...

only the last part?

a.m, how's the weather up in bcharreh?

what a pity that there's a huge, young, impressionable generation totally sucked into the FL rhetoric, when they weren't even born when their godfather went to jail for murder... and facing it, the sweet doha with the critical whit of a turtle (judging from some of your posts over the last few days)

Anonymous said...

mazzika,
you could not have gotten it more wrong about a.m.

Goes to show you how generalizations can be no longer made in Lebanon.

Maybe that's a good thing...

informed anon