Sunday, March 09, 2008

Have a Laugh

[Somewhat] in the spirit of the previous post, here is a video looking back at the July War from a self-critical and comical Canadian perspective.

Maximum enjoyment of this video is realized if and when you:
  1. French speaking/understanding (although there are English subtitles)
  2. Are not allergic to the Quebecois accent
  3. Realize the irony in the presenter’s case*

*As he presents a criticism of the media’s swallowing of Israeli media-lines while himself swallowing Hizballah’s media line (we are a humble resistance just defending our land [and not an Iranian proxy implementing a foreign agenda on Lebanese land and with Lebanese blood] – see previous post, for starters).

But on a more serious note, seeing all that destruction and devastation again brought back some weighty memories and feelings. Perhaps the people of the South and the southern suburbs of Beirut should be asking their elected representatives to ensure that we don't have a repeat of the summer of 2006 [obviously kidnapping Israeli soldiers and launching rockets didn't work].

Instead, however, those elected representatives are too busy thinking up ways of dislodging the country's elected majority - in order to ensure that the country remains a sanctuary for Iran's proxy-militia to take us to war whenever it pleases.

Canadians, in general, are known for their ability to take a step back and have a laugh at their own expense. Perhaps it is time for some Lebanese to take a step back and try to stop kidding themselves [about where the country is going, what kind of life their children can aspire to if Syria and Iran are able to impose to their will on us - once again].


You know, watching this video again I remembered how dishonest and insincere Hassan Nasrallah's statement, as to his reluctance to "order the operation" had he known that it would have led to war, was. Given the Israeli operations under way in Gaza and the Israeli public's horror at the Gaza kidnapping, it would have been, at the very least, a massive miscalculation and mark of incompetence for someone in his position to disregard just the possibility of such a retaliation - not to mention its highly increased likelihood.

And for those blind bastards who continue to claim that this was "an operation like any other the group had carried out in the past", I call on you to examine the key word in that statement: past. The operation that led to the start of the July War was the first major operation in the aftermath of the Syrian withdrawal. Regional balances had changed and an argument based on past circumstances therefore became inapplicable and void.

Hizballah acted because it received the order from Iran to alleviate the pressure in Gaza, it acted with the Syrians' consent as they simultaneously launched secret (exposed) peace talks with the Israelis, in the hope of securing their support for their return to dominance in Lebanon and in return for peace and favourable terms on the Golan. Hizballah acted because they, on behalf of their masters, treat Lebanon and Lebanese blood as a bargaining chip.


  1. Anonymous2:34 AM

    Wonderful Video. Especially the very last sentence. It says it all. Thank you

  2. Anonymous6:37 PM

    Iran, Syria and Israel will take us to war again...


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