Thursday, January 17, 2008

Meanwhile in the Gulf...

...[Sunni] Arab countries continue to take preparatory measures ahead of the oncoming confrontation with [Shiite] Iran:
France and the UAE have signed a deal allowing France to set up a permanent military base, the first in the Gulf for a Western power other than the US.

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The two countries also signed a deal to develop peaceful nuclear energy during a visit by President Nicolas Sarkozy.
This as our little country bears the brunt of the "second front" of this confrontation in the shape of Iran's proxy-militia Hizballah and its war on the state [or highjacking of the state]. Look to the end of the month for the newest wave of attacks and look to Syria's tools and allies [Aoun and Franjieh] to provide the fodder for this attack in the form of the country's Christian community (and its youth, in particular).

The ground work is already being laid with the vilest attacks against the spiritual seat of the community since the last time that demented General sought to burn the country and the community.

Add to that a new [or old] intent to undermine the unity and trust in the Army that street protests would entail [and that Franjieh has also started laying the ground work for], and what do you get?

...let’s for a moment deconstruct what such [opposition-led street] action might actually mean. First, if Hezbollah decides to go ahead with street action, what is the result likely to be? One of two things will happen: The army will either confront the protestors, forcing soldiers to fight civilians, or it will stand aloof and do nothing. In either case, the army would be discredited. Is that the opposition’s true aim in its continuing efforts to derail the election of Michel Sleiman as president?

Read rest of NOW Lebanon Editorial here.
The answer is a breakdown in the state. Lebanon, Lebanese beware.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:31 PM

    On El Nashra, there rumors of planned M14 protests to support the Patriarch and M8 threats of counter-protests calling for his resignation.

    I have to admit, I found the second part of the above statement rather laughable.

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  2. I seem to remember another time when slimy Suleiman exposed himself for the uncouth street (or village) thug he really is.

    Then, as now, Slimey's intent was to intimidate the Patriarchate into remaining silent while his goons and Aoun's deluded masses (in support of the rest of the Syrian goof-troop) sought to take the country by force [starting with the siege of the Serail and continuing with January's coup attempt/rehearsal].

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  3. havent visited the blog in a while.. sad to see that we both have a reason to write..

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  4. Anonymous7:03 PM

    Anyone know anymore about this? Syria starting a "food blockade" on Lebanon?

    http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=4782

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  5. Hey,

    I found this:

    First article.

    and this:

    Second article.

    (although the second announcement isn't worth poop)

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  6. Anonymous9:39 PM

    Thanks, Blacksmith Jade. I guess we'll see. I don't trust anything Syria says.

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