Analysis: Assad’s fall may free Lebanon, too

By: Amir Taheri

With Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad on his way out, one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations may also be heading for trouble — Hezbollah, in Syrian-dominated Lebanon.

The clearest sign so far that Hezbollah may be losing its grip on Lebanese politics came Wednesday, as Lebanon marked the 67th anniversary of the foundation of its national army.

In his Army Day speech, President Michel Suleiman, an ex- general, rejected all three pillars of Hezbollah’s discourse:

* Hezbollah insists that it maintains an unofficial army to “resist Israeli aggression.”

Suleiman said: “Defending the nation and ensuring its sovereignty with the force of arms is the exclusive prerogative of the national army.”

* Hezbollah also claims to be part of a “Resistance Front,” along with the Islamic Republic in Tehran and the Assad regime in Damascus. This, it says, means waging “relentless war” against the United States and Israel until “the Islamic Revolution” triumphs worldwide.

Suleiman, by contrast, pointedly asserted that no one had the right to involve Lebanon in conflicts that have nothing to do with it.

“We will not be dragged into problems created by others,” he said.

* Hezbollah has turned southern Beirut, parts of the Bekaa Valley and parts of south Lebanon into no-go areas for the Lebanese national army and police.

In tones that would have been unimaginable even a month ago, Suleiman said the national army would assert its presence throughout the national territory:

“The state shall never accept that the army abandons its role in any parcel of national territory,” the president said. “No to mini-states and sectarian enclaves anywhere in national territory.”

Suleiman also raised the issue of disarming Hezbollah, a goal already enshrined in documents of national accord as well as three UN Security Council resolutions.

“We reject the chaotic spread of arms and are opposed to the use of weapons outside the national framework,” he said.

The Lebanese leader referred to the Arab Spring as a “historic quest for freedom, pluralism and justice.” Without naming Assad, he said the Syrian despotism was doomed because it had failed to respond to “aspirations for freedom and pluralist government.”

For three decades, thanks to massive financial and political support from the Iranian mullahs, Hezbollah has blackmailed Lebanon’s political elite and built a state within the state. It has involved the nation in adventures having nothing to do with national interests, including terrorist operations and the kidnapping of Western hostages on behalf of Tehran.

With Mafia-style operations, Hezbollah has built a large black economy, sometimes imposing monopolies by terror. It runs banks, insurance and transport companies, hotels and telecom networks, as well as factories assembling bombs and rockets. Its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, claims that the group has stockpiled more than 100,000 short- and medium-range rockets and missiles.

Tehran leaders routinely describe Hezbollah as an “Iranian advance post” in a war against the United States and Israel.

A rebel victory in Syria would make it harder for Iran to ferry arms to Hezbollah, limiting the terrorist group’s ability to blackmail Lebanese politicians. At present, Hezbollah controls the government through Prime Minister Najib Miqati, a Syrian cat’s-paw, with support from Maronite Christian ex-Gen. Michel Aoun.

Assad’s fall would mean the end of Miqati’s premiership. (Indeed, as an astute businessman, he might cut and run before his Syrian patron falls.) And Aoun, sensing the change of weather, has already started distancing himself from the Iranian scheme in Lebanon.

For the first time since its civil war of 30 years ago, Lebanon has a real chance to regain its sovereignty, shake off Syrian and Iranian domination and embark on the “democratic leap” that Suleiman has evoked. Supporting that process is in the best interests of the United States and other Western democracies.

The Obama administration has frozen a package of aid, including the delivery of helicopter gunships to the Lebanese army, approved by Washington in 2005 after the Syrian army was driven out of Lebanon.

Without immediately ending the freeze, President Obama can signal support for Suleiman by offering a new timetable for talks to reorganize and re-equip the Lebanese army, so that it can assert its presence throughout the country and prepare the way for disarming Hezbollah.

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  • wargame1

    Assads fall will not only inspire Aasir and his people but also a arms supply channel will be opened for the Lebanese resistance. Assad has too many arms which can be distributed among the Sunni resistance in Iraq , Lebanon and else where. Lebanese Government who failed to disarm Hezbushaitan will then face a tough challenge. Either you make an effort to disarm Hezbushaitan or Allow Aasir to have arms in order to Disarm Hezbushaitan by beating the crap out of this foreign thugs. 

    Once the Lebanese Government makes a move to disarm Local boy Aasir , The government will further expose itself as a stooge of the Shia in Iran , in Lebanon and in Syria. In the mean time the Lebanese sunni resistance along with the Palestinians will wast no time to grab the Arms thus we would be able to see a balance of power. 

    There is no doubt that the Lebanese sunnis will chase the Irani thugs out of Lebanon but this will be another tough battle for them but 42 years of accumulated rage and high motivation, the sunni resistance will be unstoppable with the help of Allah against any power. Please note the sunnis do not fight 33 days picnic war  in 42 years or a 6 day war against Israel to sell their land. Its a warning against those who have been gobbling up land after land in that region. Any one by now have comprehended the nature of their struggle in the light of Afghan , Iraqi and Syrian resistance.

    • Hannibal

      OK wargame, Please entertain me a bit here… Once the Sunnis dominate (and let us assume an overwhelming victory) what will happen next? Are you going to expel the Shia from Lebanon? You say they are foreign right? and what of the Christians? is their fate similar to the Christian Iraqis? What will happen to the Druze? I am appalled at your discourses… Sunni this and Sunni that although many Christian Lebanese patriots were slaughtered in cold blood for opposing the Syrian regime and HA hegemony.
      Besides, just for your information, the Christians were the FIRST to yell Freedom against all invaders including the PLO when they occupied Hezbollah’s role in Lebanon as a state within a state. President Suleiman’s statement tells it all. NO to ANY armed group. The Lebanese Army is capable of handling all threats specially when people stop talking rubbish Sunni this and Shia that. Lebanon is for ALL Lebanese. It will NEVER be Christian nor Sunni nor Shia. and stop tying our fate to Palestine and Afghanistan and Iran. The majority of Lebanese do not want that. They want their Lebanon back. One more thing… Leave the Palestinians alone… Let them go free their country before resisting in Lebanon and Syria.
      My best regards…

      • 5thDrawer

        Good one Hannibal. But Jordan won’t like aged ‘palestinians’ coming back … they have a pile of Syrians there now … ;-)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J6G3SWIRWNW2IHIYVZ2SXWFHAA BASIL

         Hannibal, the Sunnis are allied to many of the Christians. They cannot expel Shiites and are not expecting to do so.  They want to end Hezbollah’s extreme power of the country.  I think you’re thinking too much in an old way that’s not in touch with modern times in Lebanon. 

        • 5thDrawer

          True BASIL … all need to learn to live together and become Lebanese first. Before ‘sects’. Citizens of one country. That would be ‘modern’. Hannibal would accept that I am sure. Yet so many wish to drag up the past atrocities and failings – before venturing into something ‘new’ – that it becomes something Herculian to achieve. Revenge and Compensation can never replace lives lost to ‘the past’ and sorrows visited on ‘the people’, and the sooner they figure that out and get on with ‘new’ the better the future could be; but what are the odds?

        • Hannibal

          This is not what wargame is saying… I do not think any old way at all… I am areligious… I am merely refuting wargame’s prosaic blah blah…

        • danbe

          sunies r no goood mr

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J6G3SWIRWNW2IHIYVZ2SXWFHAA BASIL

         Hannibal, the Sunnis are allied to many of the Christians. They cannot expel Shiites and are not expecting to do so.  They want to end Hezbollah’s extreme power of the country.  I think you’re thinking too much in an old way that’s not in touch with modern times in Lebanon. 

        • danbe

          sunies r no goood mr

      • danbe

        yu no nthing mr resistance part lebanese army mr

        • master09

          So dab SHIA need weapons, what about the other 16 sects should they also have weapons. like Shia.. This is the problem with the ME its all about sunni shia christian not the STATE… OR ARMY… LOL..
          THIS IS WHY WE WILL FIGHT EACH OTHER FOR EVER….LOL POOR PEOPLE. POOR CHILDREN WHO WILL GROW UP WITH PEOPLE SAYING I AM A SUNNI OR SHIA RATHER THAN I AM LEBANESE… POOR SOULS. POOR MINDS… 
          A ?? what would you say or do if the DRUZE OR SUNNI HAD THE WEAPONS OF HA IN LEBANON… ????????

        • master09

          So dab SHIA need weapons, what about the other 16 sects should they also have weapons. like Shia.. This is the problem with the ME its all about sunni shia christian not the STATE… OR ARMY… LOL..
          THIS IS WHY WE WILL FIGHT EACH OTHER FOR EVER….LOL POOR PEOPLE. POOR CHILDREN WHO WILL GROW UP WITH PEOPLE SAYING I AM A SUNNI OR SHIA RATHER THAN I AM LEBANESE… POOR SOULS. POOR MINDS… 
          A ?? what would you say or do if the DRUZE OR SUNNI HAD THE WEAPONS OF HA IN LEBANON… ????????

    • master09

      So than the Sunni will just do what HA has been doing and still take back Lebanon back another 30 years…Good plan wargame. the story just go round and round …..wow weapons is your subject rather than saying the Lebanese army…. you see why the ME is a shit hole because people have ideas like yours….

  • wargame1

    Assads fall will not only inspire Aasir and his people but also a arms supply channel will be opened for the Lebanese resistance. Assad has too many arms which can be distributed among the Sunni resistance in Iraq , Lebanon and else where. Lebanese Government who failed to disarm Hezbushaitan will then face a tough challenge. Either you make an effort to disarm Hezbushaitan or Allow Aasir to have arms in order to Disarm Hezbushaitan by beating the crap out of this foreign thugs. 

    Once the Lebanese Government makes a move to disarm Local boy Aasir , The government will further expose itself as a stooge of the Shia in Iran , in Lebanon and in Syria. In the mean time the Lebanese sunni resistance along with the Palestinians will wast no time to grab the Arms thus we would be able to see a balance of power. 

    There is no doubt that the Lebanese sunnis will chase the Irani thugs out of Lebanon but this will be another tough battle for them but 42 years of accumulated rage and high motivation of the sunni resistance will be unstoppable with the help of Allah against any power. Please note the sunnis do not fight 33 days picnic war  in 42 years or a 6 day war against Israel to sell their land. Any one by now have comprehended the nature of their struggle in the light of Afghan , Iraqi and Syrian resistance.

    • http://www.cadmeia.com Hannibal

      OK wargame, Please entertain me a bit here… Once the Sunnis dominate (and let us assume an overwhelming victory) what will happen next? Are you going to expel the Shia from Lebanon? You say they are foreign right? and what of the Christians? is their fate similar to the Christian Iraqis? What will happen to the Druze? I am appalled at your discourses… Sunni this and Sunni that although many Christian Lebanese patriots were slaughtered in cold blood for opposing the Syrian regime and HA hegemony.
      Besides, just for your information, the Christians were the FIRST to yell Freedom against all invaders including the PLO when they occupied Hezbollah’s role in Lebanon as a state within a state. President Suleiman’s statement tells it all. NO to ANY armed group. The Lebanese Army is capable of handling all threats specially when people stop talking rubbish Sunni this and Shia that. Lebanon is for ALL Lebanese. It will NEVER be Christian nor Sunni nor Shia. and stop tying our fate to Palestine and Afghanistan and Iran. The majority of Lebanese do not want that. They want their Lebanon back. One more thing… Leave the Palestinians alone… Let them go free their country before resisting in Lebanon and Syria.
      My best regards…

      • 5thDrawer

        Good one Hannibal. But Jordan won’t like aged ‘palestinians’ coming back … they have a pile of Syrians there now … ;-)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J6G3SWIRWNW2IHIYVZ2SXWFHAA BASIL

         Hannibal, the Sunnis are allied to many of the Christians. They cannot expel Shiites and are not expecting to do so.  They want to end Hezbollah’s extreme power of the country.  I think you’re thinking too much in an old way that’s not in touch with modern times in Lebanon. 

        • 5thDrawer

          True BASIL … all need to learn to live together and become Lebanese first. Before ‘sects’. Citizens of one country. That would be ‘modern’. Hannibal would accept that I am sure. Yet so many wish to drag up the past atrocities and failings – before venturing into something ‘new’ – that it becomes something Herculian to achieve. Revenge and Compensation can never replace lives lost to ‘the past’ and sorrows visited on ‘the people’, and the sooner they figure that out and get on with ‘new’ the better the future could be, but what are the odds?

        • http://www.cadmeia.com Hannibal

          This is not what wargame is saying… I do not think any old way at all… I am areligious… I am merely refuting wargame’s prosaic blah blah…

        • danbe

          sunies r no goood mr

      • danbe

        yu no nthing mr resistance part lebanese army mr

        • master09

          So dab SHIA need weapons, what about the other 16 sects should they also have weapons. like Shia.. This is the problem with the ME its all about sunni shia christian not the STATE… OR ARMY… LOL..
          THIS IS WHY WE WILL FIGHT EACH OTHER FOR EVER….LOL POOR PEOPLE. POOR CHILDREN WHO WILL GROW UP WITH PEOPLE SAYING I AM A SUNNI OR SHIA RATHER THAN I AM LEBANESE… POOR SOULS. POOR MINDS… 
          A ?? what would you say or do if the DRUZE OR SUNNI HAD THE WEAPONS OF HA IN LEBANON… ????????

    • master09

      So than the Sunni will just do what HA has been doing and still take back Lebanon back another 30 years…Good plan wargame. the story just go round and round …..wow weapons is your subject rather than saying the Lebanese army…. you see why the ME is a shit hole because people have ideas like yours….

  • Patience2

    Is that first picture what the rat-hole actually looks like??

    • 5thDrawer

      It will be nice when the top picture replaces the now-ancient one 2nd from the bottom. :-)
      Send THAT one out to all in the email lists. :-))))

    • Mahdi Kenaani

       Look into your mouth and you will find out how a rat-hole really looks like…

      • Patience2

         The more truth there is in a comment the more the rats become restless … have you decided to excavate a fresh hole for yourself??

      • Patience2

         The more truth there is in a comment the more the rats become restless … have you decided to excavate a fresh hole for yourself??

  • Patience2

    Is that first picture what the rat-hole actually looks like??

    • 5thDrawer

      It will be nice when the top picture replaces the now-ancient one 2nd from the bottom. :-)
      Send THAT one out to all in the email lists. :-))))

    • Mahdi Kenaani

       Look into your mouth and you will find out how a rat-hole really looks like…

      • Patience2

         The more truth there is in a comment the more the rats become restless … have you decided to excavate a fresh hole for yourself??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAYJSYCECZXQQ3PDZ2Q4NII65A C S

    Freedom, for my beloved Lubnan, is coming soon…thank you, God, and thank you Michel Sleiman for having the courage to speak the truth….soon, the days of Hizb’Shai’taoun and Hizb’Aoun, will be GONE….

    • 5thDrawer

      Sometimes, C S, I think some actually read YaLibnan …. ;-) .. and all the comments.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAYJSYCECZXQQ3PDZ2Q4NII65A C S

    Freedom, for my beloved Lubnan, is coming soon…thank you, God, and thank you Michel Sleiman for having the courage to speak the truth….soon, the days of Hizb’Shai’taoun and Hizb’Aoun, will be GONE….

    • 5thDrawer

      Sometimes, C S, I think some actually read YaLibnan …. ;-) .. and all the comments.

  • LEBANON101

    what the hell is wrong with people. stop the shia and sunni talk. yes hizballah is a shia organization . armed to the teeth and dragging lebanon backwards. but this does not mean we have to arm all the sunna then let them loose against each other. lets not be like hizballah we dont need weapons we want all the weapons to be in the hands of the LEBANESE ARMY  w bass

    • yazidi

      yea and the lebanese army of chikens is cracked by hezboshytan 2…….so ARE we going to wait until we face the same fate like the syrians…..

    • yazidi

      yea and the lebanese army of chikens is cracked by hezboshytan 2…….so ARE we going to wait until we face the same fate like the syrians…..

  • LEBANON101

    what the hell is wrong with people. stop the shia and sunni talk. yes hizballah is a shia organization . armed to the teeth and dragging lebanon backwards. but this does not mean we have to arm all the sunna then let them loose against each other. lets not be like hizballah we dont need weapons we want all the weapons to be in the hands of the LEBANESE ARMY  w bass

    • yazidi

      yea and the lebanese army of chikens is cracked by hezboshytan 2…….so ARE we going to wait until we face the same fate like the syrians…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6PXPKWNGKFN3UOKFNCGWZMBIQ rezzza

    SHEIKH NASSRALLAH IS LIKE A d… BARKING,come out sheikh,why are you hiding?
    you are not man enough,you are not brave enough to come out of hiding,
    come out and see what lebanese do to you.stop selling heroin and hashish to the world.
    someday, sheikh nassrallah will be out and will be killed like a loose d….  enshallah

    • tommy32

      k.. e… s…..ta rezzza you will be ….. before the sheikh you m……er

      • yalibnan

        tommy32
         This is to remind you to respect the community. Comments that contain personal attacks or inappropriate language will be removed.Please consider this as a warning . You will be banned from participating in Ya Libnan forum if you use such foul language again.

    • yalibnan

      Rezzza
      This is to remind you to respect the community and to stick to constructive criticism. Comments that contain  inappropriate language of any type  will be removed and you will be banned from participating in Ya Libnan forum.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6PXPKWNGKFN3UOKFNCGWZMBIQ rezzza

    SHEIKH NASSRALLAH IS LIKE A DOG BARKING,come out sheikh,why are you hiding?
    you are not man enough,you are not brave enough to come out of hiding,
    come out and see what lebanese do to you.stop selling heroin and hashish to the world.
    someday, sheikh nassrallah will be out and will be killed like a loose dog.  enshallah

    • tommy32

       kiss emak sharmouta rezzza you will be killed before the sheikh you motherfucker

      • yalibnan

        tommy32
         This is to remind you to respect the community. Comments that contain personal attacks or inappropriate language will be removed.Please consider this as a warning . You will be banned from participating in Ya Libnan forum if you use such foul language again.

    • yalibnan

      Rezzza
      This is to remind you to respect the community and to stick to constructive criticism. Comments that contain  inappropriate language of any type  will be removed and you will be banned from participating in Ya Libnan forum.

  • Borbok4

    I was in lebanon just a few days ago. The only area that actually seemed clean, with nice highways, some form of organization, electricity and running water was the South. It’s nice to hold a bashing parade but Hizballah is the only institution that has given back to the public. It’s nice to hear Jumblatt, Hariri etc.. tell us how rancid and horrible the Shia are, but the fact is that while they fill up our beaches and steal our lands the Shia are buying up lebanon. In my opinion why not give them the damn country, everyone else is fleeing. 

  • Borbok4

    I was in lebanon just a few days ago. The only area that actually seemed clean, with nice highways, some form of organization, electricity and running water was the South. It’s nice to hold a bashing parade but Hizballah is the only institution that has given back to the public. It’s nice to hear Jumblatt, Hariri etc.. tell us how rancid and horrible the Shia are, but the fact is that while they fill up our beaches and steal our lands the Shia are buying up lebanon. In my opinion why not give them the damn country, everyone else is fleeing. 

    • master09

      They took 15 billion of the Lebanese government oh sorry they took to the streets with arms and demanded that money.They do not pay a cent to the government and they are using LEBANESE money to only fix the south so people can say, LOOK THEY ARE DOING BETTER THAN THE GOVERNMENT… IT is called threats and and theft from the whole Lebanese people……where do you think that money came from HALAL Iran… I do not think so…

      • Patience2

         The ‘street-turds’ will have their comeuppance, never fear.

    • Constantin7

      Nobody ever said how horrible are the Shia! Just give up your arms and consider yourself equal to others (and not superior) and everything would take care of itself. If Hizbullah is supplying electricity and “giving back to the public” because they have become the bitches of Iran. The money they have is not free, it has a cost. Iran wants a satellite on the mediterranean and HA is offering this opportunity and getting paid for it. A simple as that. If Iranian and Saoudi money stops flowing in the country, everything would return to normal without anyone feeling superior to the other or fearing the other. Now the Sunnis, Christians and Druze fear the Shia, the Shia fear the Sunnis but want the christians on their side, the christians fear the Sunni and the Shia, the Druze fear the sunni and the Shia. Everybody is living in fear and on the edge, because the Iranian, Syrian and Saoudi involvement in Lebanon. You want to have more influence and say in the country, go hit the books and work instead of holding guns, let go of the arms. The goal of the arms is killing, destruction and division, nothing good comes out of them.   

      • master09

        You say good things. This is the problem, they think arms and killing is the answer… It is not the person we hate or mistrust but the devil inside them… May Jesus forgive all man kind as they sure do not know what they do…. 

        • danbe

          w lov christians mr shia nead wepnos to protrect libnan mr

        • Lebanon1o452

          sunna need to go back to saoudi arabia temporarily then we see if we will send them to the moon or djinnah

      • Borbok4

         An armed society is a free society. I encourage private ownership of firearms. In terms of a hizballah itself, they have a mandate, just as any other group in Lebanon. Whether it be Jumblatt or Harriri or any other. Hizballah might be a puppet or Iran, but what have the other militias done for our country? Has anyone else freed the south? I’m not quite sure what division you are talking about. Hariri was funding does terrorists in Nahr el Barid, the Army had to fight them for 12-13 months.

        • Patience2

           Armed criminals, however do not make for a healthy society … hezboshaitan needs to go ‘home’ to Iran and sink(stink ?) with that ship.

      • Moe2000

         Inferiority complex? is that it? Has anyone degraded you?

        • Constantin7

          I have no inferiority complex at all, in the contrary I believe everyone should be equal with equal rights and duties. Only those who have an inferiority problem would want to make up for it by keeping arms and imposing their will by force. Nobody degraded me because I do not deal with arms nor with illegal armed people as I try to avoid them, but when you have the right to put a gun in my head anytime you wish in my country to impose your will on me, you already have a huge advantage on me that I do not have as a civilized unarmed person. I pitty those HA members who feel that they have to have an arm on their side to walk proud in the street. I walk proud in the street free of any arms and any ideologies that others impose on me. I am a FREE man and they are not. One day these arms are going to be taken from them and I wonder how will they feel then. It is going to be very tough to go back to the ugly reality of being ignorant and useless in the society, I bet…. 
          For this reason HA should renounce the arms soon than later and send his armed members to schools, universitites, and technical schools in order to prepare them to integrate in a civilized society and be useful and productive in the country, instead of being armed and on alert all the time to execute the wills of Iran or Syria and wasting their life and their future in order to enjoy a temporary power in their hands.

  • yazidi

    he needs donky big ears to be able not to throw up….

  • yazidi

    he needs donky big ears to be able not to throw up….

  • Hugo7

    Listen to all of you, you should be thinking as Lebanese, which ever religious faction. Lebanon had 15 year of war in the last century, that was not enough? Nothing learned it seems. You should all stick together, and press the government for better economics, that’s what everybody should be demonstrating for, every day, until you see action and results, better electricity, and better roads, and, and, and.
    Instead you want to fight the western politics dirty battles, go right ahead, they just waiting for that.
    And Israel, too.
    Have it all over again, I guess 15 years was not enough, but this time, there will be no Lebanon left, it will be divided up, and Israel will determine, and it will become part Palestine, so they don’t have to give up the west bank. It will become the hellhole of the middle east, of what Israel does not want.  If that’s what you want….fight against each other.
    If not, be LEBANESE and proud of your land and multi culture, your special status, and build a country into the future.

    • master09

      Hugo well said, but you are talking about Arabs who hate each other can not live with each other and still live the way they did 1000 years ago…. rather than moving forward and live with peace and STOP blaming the world for our ways and our issues and help people put food on the table for the family….
      I hope what you say will be soon……
      Peace

      • Hugo7

        Thanks, the very same from you! Arabs, aren’t we all, but in the 21st century, we have to make it happen for ourselves, as no-one will.
        But staying positive, as 5 min before 12, people will realize, what is at stake, what chance Lebanon has to make that leap into a better life for everybody. I just so hope so, and I believe so.

  • Hugo7

    Listen to all of you, you should be thinking as Lebanese, which ever religious faction. Lebanon had 15 year of war in the last century, that was not enough? Nothing learned it seems. You should all stick together, and press the government for better economics, that’s what everybody should be demonstrating for, every day, until you see action and results, better electricity, and better roads, and, and, and.
    Instead you want to fight the western politics dirty battles, go right ahead, they just waiting for that.
    And Israel, too.
    Have it all over again, I guess 15 years was not enough, but this time, there will be no Lebanon left, it will be divided up, and Israel will determine, and it will become part Palestine, so they don’t have to give up the west bank. It will become the hellhole of the middle east, of what Israel does not want.  If that’s what you want….fight against each other.
    If not, be LEBANESE and proud of your land and multi culture, your special status, and build a country into the future.

    • master09

      Hugo well said, but you are talking about Arabs who hate each other can not live with each other and still live the way they did 1000 years ago…. rather than moving forward and live with peace and STOP blaming the world for our ways and our issues and help people put food on the table for the family….
      I hope what you say will be soon……
      Peace

      • Hugo7

        Thanks, the very same from you! Arabs, aren’t we all, but in the 21st century, we have to make it happen for ourselves, as no-one will.
        But staying positive, as 5 min before 12, people will realize, what is at stake, what chance Lebanon has to make that leap into a better life for everybody. I just so hope so, and I believe so.

  • Hugo7

    Listen to all of you, you should be thinking as Lebanese, which ever religious faction. Lebanon had 15 year of war in the last century, that was not enough? Nothing learned it seems. You should all stick together, and press the government for better economics, that’s what everybody should be demonstrating for, every day, until you see action and results, better electricity, and better roads, and, and, and.
    Instead you want to fight the western politics dirty battles, go right ahead, they just waiting for that.
    And Israel, too.
    Have it all over again, I guess 15 years was not enough, but this time, there will be no Lebanon left, it will be divided up, and Israel will determine, and it will become part Palestine, so they don’t have to give up the west bank. It will become the hellhole of the middle east, of what Israel does not want.  If that’s what you want….fight against each other.
    If not, be LEBANESE and proud of your land and multi culture, your special status, and build a country into the future.

    • master09

      Hugo well said, but you are talking about Arabs who hate each other can not live with each other and still live the way they did 1000 years ago…. rather than moving forward and live with peace and STOP blaming the world for our ways and our issues and help people put food on the table for the family….
      I hope what you say will be soon……
      Peace

      • Hugo7

        Thanks, the very same from you! Arabs, aren’t we all, but in the 21st century, we have to make it happen for ourselves, as no-one will.
        But staying positive, as 5 min before 12, people will realize, what is at stake, what chance Lebanon has to make that leap into a better life for everybody. I just so hope so, and I believe so.

  • Btru2u

    Power belongs to the Haq the Truth, what is right and the deen of Allah.  Daawa must be given to our brothers in islam who live the words, LA ILLAHA ILLAH LAH. Do not be brainwashed by your corrupt leaders who have killed your brothers. they are dammed to hell  so do not follow them.

    • 5thDrawer

      Something like La Lah Land ? 

  • Btru2u

    Power belongs to the Haq the Truth, what is right and the deen of Allah.  Daawa must be given to our brothers in islam who live the words, LA ILLAHA ILLAH LAH. Do not be brainwashed by your corrupt leaders who have killed your brothers. they are dammed to hell  so do not follow them.

    • 5thDrawer

      Something like La Lah Land ? 

  • slick101

    Reading the comments on this site, it is sahameful and as it seems to me that there is something fundamentaly wrong with the Lebanese mentality. It does not take much more than a rumor or he said…she said… to turn on each others. Everyone is always right in their way of thinking. Everyone is always blaming everyone but no one is able to offer any viable solutions. Noone is ever content. You just keep drifting away and the gap keeps getting wider and wider beyond repair. He is a shia, a sunni, a druze, a maronite, etc… who cares what you are if you are good human being and who cares what you believe if you are a good human being. You all come to the west and mingle and get along with everyone else from all walks of life and respect the rule of law. Why can’t you treat one another like that?

    The country is structured wrong from the begining and all the leaders that you are vehementlly defending are playing you against each others and you are paying the ultimate price for it. I trust each and everyone of you wants to raise a family, earn a decent living and be happy. Why are you letting these leaders off the hook and you are fighting their battles for them while they get fat and rich?

    If you care so much and love Lebanon, stop the bickering and instead of always protesting your displeasures, start by setting a good example and do the right thing as good citizens would. Wabi al shuker ta doom al neam waen shakertom la azidanakoum.. 

  • slick101

    Reading the comments on this site, it is sahameful and as it seems to me that there is something fundamentaly wrong with the Lebanese mentality. It does not take much more than a rumor or he said…she said… to turn on each others. Everyone is always right in their way of thinking. Everyone is always blaming everyone but no one is able to offer any viable solutions. Noone is ever content. You just keep drifting away and the gap keeps getting wider and wider beyond repair. He is a shia, a sunni, a druze, a maronite, etc… who cares what you are if you are good human being and who cares what you believe if you are a good human being. You all come to the west and mingle and get along with everyone else from all walks of life and respect the rule of law. Why can’t you treat one another like that?

    The country is structured wrong from the begining and all the leaders that you are vehementlly defending are playing you against each others and you are paying the ultimate price for it. I trust each and everyone of you wants to raise a family, earn a decent living and be happy. Why are you letting these leaders off the hook and you are fighting their battles for them while they get fat and rich?

    If you care so much and love Lebanon, stop the bickering and instead of always protesting your displeasures, start by setting a good example and do the right thing as good citizens would. Wabi al shuker ta doom al neam waen shakertom la azidanakoum.. 

    • 5thDrawer

      Right on, Slik101. And we still like that top Nasty-Poster too. :-)

    • Lebanon1o452

      slickM you fell into the trap of your own words: most bloggers here are yahoods trying to manipulate people wanting to find if they can steal some information from some hizbollah activist; they are peeing in their underwear, they are so stupid to realise that these threats coming from iran are adressed to their saoudi allies but the real threat on israel comes from USA

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A3P5T65BAE2LE7G34BHT2CY4KE TonyT

     When they ,the US backed insurgents are done in Syria they are coming to Lebanon, for Nassrallah. This is going to get ugly. Lebanon will burn again just like it did in the wild 70s , as HA wont go down without a fierce fight. 

    • Lebanon1o452

      no buddy; they will finish themselves in syria, however, if they finish with syria, their plan is to go to israel; allah wa akbar if jihad is declared by the 50 per cent arabi sunna population in israel; hahahaha you will be another syria, hahahaha wait and see what america is preparing for you; we will be laughing two grains

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A3P5T65BAE2LE7G34BHT2CY4KE TonyT

     When they ,the US backed insurgents are done in Syria they are coming to Lebanon, for Nassrallah. This is going to get ugly. Lebanon will burn again just like it did in the wild 70s , as HA wont go down without a fierce fight. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A3P5T65BAE2LE7G34BHT2CY4KE TonyT

     When they ,the US backed insurgents are done in Syria they are coming to Lebanon, for Nassrallah. This is going to get ugly. Lebanon will burn again just like it did in the wild 70s , as HA wont go down without a fierce fight. 

    • Lebanon1o452

      no buddy; they will finish themselves in syria, however, if they finish with syria, their plan is to go to israel; allah wa akbar if jihad is declared by the 50 per cent arabi sunna population in israel; hahahaha you will be another syria, hahahaha wait and see what america is preparing for you; we will be laughing two grains

  • arz4ever

    Are you kidding me: ……..may free Lebanon too????  No, it will free Lebanon for sure from the blind Syrian Baathist spell that treadt on us for so long.
    May Assad go to hell, him & all his Syrian & Lebanese cronies no matter what phony religion they belong to.

    • Lebanon1o452

      no, the maffiosi samira geagea or the bandit amine gemayyel or the moron bashir gemayyel junior will

  • arz4ever

    Are you kidding me: ……..may free Lebanon too????  No, it will free Lebanon for sure from the blind Syrian Baathist spell that treadt on us for so long.
    May Assad go to hell, him & all his Syrian & Lebanese cronies no matter what phony religion they belong to.

    • Lebanon1o452

      no, the maffiosi samira geagea or the bandit amine gemayyel or the moron bashir gemayyel junior will

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4K52SUFPVB2DDUTPSS6YKCTUQE jim

    Assad’s fall may free Lebanon ? what a complete JOKE . Why ? because  ,  for as long
    as these  BRITISH PUPPET MERCENARIES called MULLAHS are  interfering in the internal affairs of  Lebanon , the people of Lebanon   will never see the daylight . these pieces of human excrement , who are truly a complete waste of human species , have a finger in every pie . their mission is to completely destroy Lebanon from within . that’s what a mercenary does .that’s his mission .  it is incumbent upon the Lebanese masses to get rid of the remnants of mullahs
    puppets in Lebanon’s political structure before any talk of freedom could materialize !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4K52SUFPVB2DDUTPSS6YKCTUQE jim

    Assad’s fall may free Lebanon ? what a complete JOKE . Why ? because  ,  for as long
    as these  BRITISH PUPPET MERCENARIES called MULLAHS are  interfering in the internal affairs of  Lebanon , the people of Lebanon   will never see the daylight . these pieces of human excrement , who are truly a complete waste of human species , have a finger in every pie . their mission is to completely destroy Lebanon from within . that’s what a mercenary does .that’s his mission .  it is incumbent upon the Lebanese masses to get rid of the remnants of mullahs
    puppets in Lebanon’s political structure before any talk of freedom could materialize !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    .

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

    Leaders come and go. Nations rise and fall. But there is One who will reign forever, and He knows you by name. Call upon His name today to find Him…….Jesus

  • Plumbline

    Leaders come and go. Nations rise and fall. But there is One who will reign forever, and He knows you by name. Call upon His name today to find Him…….Jesus

  • Borbok4

    I was in lebanon just a few days ago. The only area that actually seemed clean, with nice highways, some form of organization, electricity and running water was the South. It’s nice to hold a bashing parade but Hizballah is the only institution that has given back to the public. It’s nice to hear Jumblatt, Hariri etc.. tell us how rancid and horrible the Shia are, but the fact is that while they fill up our beaches and steal our lands the Shia are buying up lebanon. In my opinion why not give them the damn country, everyone else is fleeing. 

  • yazidi

    he needs donky big ears to be able not to throw up….

  • Btru2u

    Power belongs to the Haq the Truth, what is right and the deen of Allah.  Daawa must be given to our brothers in islam who live the words, LA ILLAHA ILLAH LAH. Do not be brainwashed by your corrupt leaders who have killed your brothers. they are dammed to hell  so do not follow them.

  • master09

    They took 15 billion of the Lebanese government oh sorry they took to the streets with arms and demanded that money.They do not pay a cent to the government and they are using LEBANESE money to only fix the south so people can say, LOOK THEY ARE DOING BETTER THAN THE GOVERNMENT… IT is called threats and and theft from the whole Lebanese people……where do you think that money came from HALAL Iran… I do not think so…

  • Constantin7

    Nobody ever said how horrible are the Shia! Just give up your arms and consider yourself equal to others (and not superior) and everything would take care of itself. If Hizbullah is supplying electricity and “giving back to the public” because they have become the bitches of Iran. The money they have is not free, it has a cost. Iran wants a satellite on the mediterranean and HA is offering this opportunity and getting paid for it. A simple as that. If Iranian and Saoudi money stops flowing in the country, everything would return to normal without anyone feeling superior to the other or fearing the other. Now the Sunnis, Christians and Druze fear the Shia, the Shia fear the Sunnis but want the christians on their side, the christians fear the Sunni and the Shia, the Druze fear the sunni and the Shia. Everybody is living in fear and on the edge, because the Iranian, Syrian and Saoudi involvement in Lebanon. You want to have more influence and say in the country, go hit the books and work instead of holding guns, let go of the arms. The goal of the arms is killing, destruction and division, nothing good comes out of them.   

  • master09

    You say good things. This is the problem, they think arms and killing is the answer… It is not the person we hate or mistrust but the devil inside them… May Jesus forgive all man kind as they sure do not know what they do…. 

  • Borbok4

     An armed society is a free society. I encourage private ownership of firearms. In terms of a hizballah itself, they have a mandate, just as any other group in Lebanon. Whether it be Jumblatt or Harriri or any other. Hizballah might be a puppet or Iran, but what have the other militias done for our country? Has anyone else freed the south? I’m not quite sure what division you are talking about. Hariri was funding does terrorists in Nahr el Barid, the Army had to fight them for 12-13 months.

  • Borbok4

     An armed society is a free society. I encourage private ownership of firearms. In terms of a hizballah itself, they have a mandate, just as any other group in Lebanon. Whether it be Jumblatt or Harriri or any other. Hizballah might be a puppet or Iran, but what have the other militias done for our country? Has anyone else freed the south? I’m not quite sure what division you are talking about. Hariri was funding does terrorists in Nahr el Barid, the Army had to fight them for 12-13 months.

  • Moe2000

     Inferiority complex? is that it? Has anyone degraded you?

  • Moe2000

     Inferiority complex? is that it? Has anyone degraded you?

  • slick101

    Reading the comments on this site, it is sahameful and as it seems to me that there is something fundamentaly wrong with the Lebanese mentality. It does not take much more than a rumor or he said…she said… to turn on each others. Everyone is always right in their way of thinking. Everyone is always blaming everyone but no one is able to offer any viable solutions. Noone is ever content. You just keep drifting away and the gap keeps getting wider and wider beyond repair. He is a shia, a sunni, a druze, a maronite, etc… who cares what you are if you are good human being and who cares what you believe if you are a good human being. You all come to the west and mingle and get along with everyone else from all walks of life and respect the rule of law. Why can’t you treat one another like that?

    The country is structured wrong from the begining and all the leaders that you are vehementlly defending are playing you against each others and you are paying the ultimate price for it. I trust each and everyone of you wants to raise a family, earn a decent living and be happy. Why are you letting these leaders off the hook and you are fighting their battles for them while they get fat and rich?

    If you care so much and love Lebanon, stop the bickering and instead of always protesting your displeasures, start by setting a good example and do the right thing as good citizens would. Wabi al shuker ta doom al neam waen shakertom la azidanakoum.. 

  • Patience2

     The ‘street-turds’ will have their comeuppance, never fear.

  • Patience2

     The ‘street-turds’ will have their comeuppance, never fear.

  • Patience2

     Armed criminals, however do not make for a healthy society … hezboshaitan needs to go ‘home’ to Iran and sink(stink ?) with that ship.

  • Patience2

     Armed criminals, however do not make for a healthy society … hezboshaitan needs to go ‘home’ to Iran and sink(stink ?) with that ship.

  • danbe

    w lov christians mr shia nead wepnos to protrect libnan mr

  • danbe

    w lov christians mr shia nead wepnos to protrect libnan mr

  • Lebanon1o452

    sunna need to go back to saoudi arabia temporarily then we see if we will send them to the moon or djinnah

  • Constantin7

    I have no inferiority complex at all, in the contrary I believe everyone should be equal with equal rights and duties. Only those who have an inferiority problem would want to make up for it by keeping arms and imposing their will by force. Nobody degraded me because I do not deal with arms nor with illegal armed people as I try to avoid them, but when you have the right to put a gun in my head anytime you wish in my country to impose your will on me, you already have a huge advantage on me that I do not have as a civilized unarmed person. I pitty those HA members who feel that they have to have an arm on their side to walk proud in the street. I walk proud in the street free of any arms and any ideologies that others impose on me. I am a FREE man and they are not. One day these arms are going to be taken from them and I wonder how will they feel then. It is going to be very tough to go back to the ugly reality of being ignorant and useless in the society, I bet…. 
    For this reason HA should renounce the arms soon than later and send his armed members to schools, universitites, and technical schools in order to prepare them to integrate in a civilized society and be useful and productive in the country, instead of being armed and on alert all the time to execute the wills of Iran or Syria and wasting their life and their future in order to enjoy a temporary power in their hands.

  • Constantin7

    I have no inferiority complex at all, in the contrary I believe everyone should be equal with equal rights and duties. Only those who have an inferiority problem would want to make up for it by keeping arms and imposing their will by force. Nobody degraded me because I do not deal with arms nor with illegal armed people as I try to avoid them, but when you have the right to put a gun in my head anytime you wish in my country to impose your will on me, you already have a huge advantage on me that I do not have as a civilized unarmed person. I pitty those HA members who feel that they have to have an arm on their side to walk proud in the street. I walk proud in the street free of any arms and any ideologies that others impose on me. I am a FREE man and they are not. One day these arms are going to be taken from them and I wonder how will they feel then. It is going to be very tough to go back to the ugly reality of being ignorant and useless in the society, I bet…. 
    For this reason HA should renounce the arms soon than later and send his armed members to schools, universitites, and technical schools in order to prepare them to integrate in a civilized society and be useful and productive in the country, instead of being armed and on alert all the time to execute the wills of Iran or Syria and wasting their life and their future in order to enjoy a temporary power in their hands.

  • 5thDrawer

    Something like La Lah Land ? 

  • 5thDrawer

    Right on, Slik101. And we still like that top Nasty-Poster too. :-)

  • Lebanon1o452

    slickM you fell into the trap of your own words: most bloggers here are yahoods trying to manipulate people wanting to find if they can steal some information from some hizbollah activist; they are peeing in their underwear, they are so stupid to realise that these threats coming from iran are adressed to their saoudi allies but the real threat on israel comes from USA