So on Tayyar.org, we read that in response to the "riot-like" incidents that took place last night, Aoun urged the government to disclose publicly more details on these incidents and who was behind them in order to dispel any rumors and establish facts. He also reminded the Interior Minister of his duties, holding the Ministry accountable for disclosing such information.
Great, I say! Aoun is so good with the issue of accountability and of playing the government blame game, but Mr. Aoun: what about your alliance with Hizbullah? Could you shed some light on your thoughts about what happened yesterday? Do you condemn it, or condone it? Isn't your party base so different from that of Hizbullah's? You're depicted in caricatures, comedy skits, like so many other politicians; some laugh, and some get annoyed, yet life moves on. How do you reconcile such a "black-white" difference with Hizbullah?
Just a couple of days back, Hizbullah parliamentarians abstained en masse on a vote reasserting the right to free speech in Lebanon, and now this upheavel yesterday. I'm with freedom of speech and the right to demonstrate, but can someone explain why Hizbullah supporters have to block the highway leading to the airport and even harrass drivers heading to the airport? According to the Al-Mustaqbal daily, MP Ali Ammar even took part in such demonstrations; well...instead of trying to calm down his party base.
Just imagine if we saw in the infamous February 5 Achrafieh violent demonstrations some parliamentarians walking amongst the demonstrators who were destroying cars and torching buildings; imagine MP Ahdab or MP Ido were there then, what would have been Aoun's reaction?....I leave it at that! Another passage in a long story of double standards.
"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."