Saturday, September 02, 2006

Once again :"What fools these mortals be"

General Aoun and Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, bosom buddies it would seem, have repeatedly demanded a government of national unity, a term which we fail to understand, because as a republic we should be governed by the majority and not by a consortium representing every dick, Tom or Harry. Aoun's demand can be explained by the fact that he cannot bear not to have a finger in the pie, and that his so called "courant" has not turned into a stream. This, however, is not the case with regard to Hassan Nasrallah, whose Hezbollah (Party of God) is represented by three Ministers.

We cannot understand why God should be saddled with the political affairs of Lebanon. Who authorized Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to designate his party as the party of God, in the same way that the Jews regard themselves as The Chosen People of God ? We doubt that God was ever consulted in the matter. That being the case, is there any good reason why the Wizard of Beirut should not describe himself as the mouthpiece of God, and that his words are inspired from high above?

Amin Gemayel must curse the day when he appointed Genreal Aoun (officier mediocre in the archives of the French Military), as Head of Government three minutes before the end of his Presidential term of office. Amin Gemayel had been hoping till the last minute that Syria would agree to his second term as President. Syria did not, and General Aoun was born. As Head of Government, he found nothing better to do than to alienate Syria and to wage war on the Forces Libanaises, causing more destruction than fifteen years of civil war. We shudder to think what he might do if some day he becomes President, to which he aspires. He might decide to invade Israel.

In the meantime Kofi Annan left Syria, affirming that the Syrian Government would abide by the terms of U.N.Resolution 1701, and in particular paragraph one which stipulates that elements of the multinational military force would be deployed along the Lebanese Syrian frontier, presumably the southern end of it which abuts on Israel. The object of the exercise would be to prevent the flow of arms to Hezbollah, described recently by Sarkozy , a French Presidential candidate, as a terrorist organisation, on the ground that Hezbollah fired missiles on Israel. Sarkozy is either an idiot (so God help France should he ever become President) or an agent of Israel. Sarkozy seems to ignore that Israel spared no one in its air attack on Lebanon, destroying the entire infrastructure of the country, and that a French military contingent is in the process of building temporary bridges to allow the inhabitants to move from one area to the other. To use his own criteria, Israel is nothing but a terrorist state. To quote Shakespeare once again :"What fools these mortals be."

4 comments:

Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

"That being the case, is there any good reason why the Wizard of Beirut should not describe himself as the mouthpiece of God, and that his words are inspired from high above?
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May I respectfully remind you that I am Vox Populi, and therefore Vox Dei, and that God and the people speak only through my sacred mouth? Do not usurp my super-powers. And we know that wizard do not exist, how old do you think we are? :)

Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

You know what Gemayel used to privately say about Aoun, before he appointed him? ' I wouldn't put him as janitor in my own house'.

Solomon2 said...

Who authorized Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to designate his party as the party of God, in the same way that the Jews regard themselves as The Chosen People of God ?

We call ourselves "The Chosen People" because G-d chose us to receive the Torah over all the rest of the world's nations. The Torah contains 613 commandments for Jews to follow. The Torah also tells us that non-Jews need only obey seven.

It is sort of like the people who run a nuclear power plant: we are "The Chosen People" in the sense of being entrusted to perform many tasks in an exceptionally responsible manner. We didn't choose ourselves to do this, so Jews don't grant military and political leaders religious power and moral authority.

Thus there is no way to compare Nasrallah's Hizbollah - which has been making make war-and-peace decisions for all of Lebanon - with the Jews, whether Jews live in Israel or anywhere else.

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I see that you are still being dishonest with the your fellow citizens about the obligations and benefits of UNSC 1701, and your prevarications extend to the history of the recent Israel-Lebanon conflict. What makes you think you are doing a good job serving your country?

Corruption Exposer said...

If I lived in Lebanon and not the U.S., I would want to my [Lebanese] government to be as resistant to U.S.-Israeli influence as possible right now.

Doesn't Nasrallah, with Hezbollah, currently represent the best example of such a resistance leadership? And wouldn't Hezbollah's alliance with Aoun be even more frustrating to the U.S. and Israel?