Lebanon Doesn’t Die

Lebanon Doesn’t Die (aka Angry Olmert Day 6)
Posted with Jamal's permission

A cloud of smoke, dust, and death still fills the sky of Beirut. 200 have been murdered and hundreds more maimed by Olmert’s killing machine. A lot of the villages in the south are running out of food and water. Israeli planes order those villagers to evacuate within an hour yet they shoot anything that moves. Who’s the terrorist again?

Guess what though. The Lebanese are more determined, more united, and more defiant than ever. My sister, who wept uncontrollably the first night, now sleeps through the blasts even though they are getting louder and more frequent. We persevere.

I was watching highlights of La Fiesta de San Fermin. You have a 600 Kilogram Mad Bull taking on a 75 Kg Fighter. The animal comes out strutting his force running full speed across the ring. The animal attacks brutally anything that moves in front of it. The animal huffs and puffs. The crowd just watches and cheers. Some cheer on the animal, others cheer on the human. Then the animal is pinched. A little pinch that won’t bring down this massive creature. It does hurt though and a hurt bull becomes angrier, madder. The animal charges with more vengeance this time. An impressive massive force charging towards skinny clowns whose balls are hanging out. The bull is poked a couple of more times. More pain means more madness. The animal now charges thinking it’s going for the kill. 600 Kilograms of fury charging towards a target. The target is hit, no kill though. There was nothing there. The animal tries again, again no kill. Angry madness turns into Frustration. A frustrated animal charges, but it’s running out of steam. The animal gets dizzy. The fighter grabs the bull by the horns. The bull is humiliated. The bull doesn’t stop though. It doesn’t think, it just attacks.

In the end the animal always dies and is dragged out in complete humiliation.

Lebanon doesn’t die.


At Monday, July 17, 2006 5:21:00 PM, Blogger SC said...

Hizbullah would definitely approve of Jamal's vile message. This blog should be called the Hizbullah-Lovers Central.

If you want to further the opinion that hizbullah = the Lebanese people then so be it. Most will likely disagree with you syria/iran/hizbullah savage lovers.

At Monday, July 17, 2006 5:42:00 PM, Blogger a h m a d said...

sc: I don't find any mention of [k]Hezbollah in the above post. Maybe you are refering to a totally different post.

And be warned, "Lebanon doesn't die."

At Monday, July 17, 2006 5:44:00 PM, Blogger Ghassan said...

HA has already hijacked Lebanon and destroyed it. If we are to be capable of checking our emotions for the sake of rational decision making then the carnage , the death and the destruction can be at least shortened if HA would declare its intention to lay down its arms. Don't try to tell me that the few prisoners that HA wanted to free are more valuable than the 100's of dead so far and the billions of destruction not to mention the psychological scars.

To most observers the issue of disarming HA became a question of when and not if. Every single UNSC chapter seven resolution has ben enforced and 1559 would not be aby different. The irony is that HA became more than a willing actor in its own demise as a result of the hubris and arrogance of its ideology that exchanged Fatahland with Hizbahhaland. The carnage can stop and will stop but an absolute condition will be the disarming of HA. So why prolong the agony ? Shouldn't we think about the lifes that could be spared and the destruction that could be avoided?

At Monday, July 17, 2006 5:47:00 PM, Blogger RDPS said...

to sc.

You gotta admit that he does have a good point. This is the Lebanon chat, thus we are pro lebanon, not hizbulla. Right now there are more civilians getting hurt than Hizzbs.

If your country is being extinct, would rather hear the people pulling the trigger cheering or hear something that gives you a little hope that one day you will see your family again?

All the Israeli propagandists in these blogs should find their own site to write on. Right now innocent lives are caught in the crossfire. Those lives are the ones we are cheering for, rather than pissing on the israelis. But in your eyes it seems impossible to do one without the other.

Lebanon does not have the backup of the United States. They have a "baby" of an army, while hizzb. is supported by both Iran and Syria. The Government is not powerful enough as all they have been trying to build on their own is being drowned by Syrian influences. Also the reaction of the Israeli government that Lebanon should learn to clean up its act is amusing considering that they attacked the military airport, thus rendering the troopes (that are likely to have connected with Hizzb anyway) useless.

Give us a useful solution please. Think about what can be done.
And to all those other israelis that keep on writing stuff like "Running is no use". Come visit me. I will take a Gun, aim it at you and we will see how you behave!

At Monday, July 17, 2006 5:52:00 PM, Blogger lebanon doesn't die said...

sc..lebanon is under siege. i hope it makes you happy. kindly go somewhere where your un educated comments will be truely cared for.

At Monday, July 17, 2006 6:08:00 PM, Blogger jij said...

Where is the administrator of this blog? Why dosen't he delete some of these ridiculous israeli comments? Remove the venom.

At Monday, July 17, 2006 6:14:00 PM, Blogger peace_head said...

to rdps and the rest:

you know, many people in israel do have sincere and honest concern for your lives, and the integrity of lebanon. what they want is the destruction of hizballah, and hizballah alone. not for naught we called our occupation of southeren lebanon "the lebanese mud" (there's a phrase in hebrew, "getting yourself into the mud", which means getting into trouble). ehud barak was heralded for leaving lebanon.

but, with all that being said, israel cannot live with hizballah's actions. and worse: it cannot accept the lack of sovereignity displayed in not restraining them.

so why is israel bombing civilian infrastructure? it's simple but cruel - it believes that lebanon army and/or civilian infrastructure can (and is) subverted to hizb's uses. why put a blockade? to prevent hizb from getting more missiles, rearming, or smuggling nasrallah out.
why does it bomb power plants and fuel reserves? to reduce the mobility of hizballah. why does it bomb radar stations? because it belives they have been used to shoot the silkworm missile at the ship.

is it necessary? time will tell. is it measured? depends on who you ask.

but one thing is sure: lebanon cannot (or will not) handle the hizballah issue to israel's content. that's why israel is taking matters to its own hands, with devestating results for the populace of lebanon.

simply put: in our listing of the "good side", lebanese who oppose the hizballah are included. we want lebanon to prevail and kick out nasrallah. and negotiating a prisoner exchange will just make nasrallah stronger.

peace out, and may the dog die a horrible death soon, lebanon be rebuilt, a peaceful border erected, and maybe, in years to come, i will get to see lebanon and beirut, which i have read about in the last few days quite a lot: i've seen the pictures of the historic sites, of the universities, of the markets... not for naught it was called "paris of the middle east". i wish it would regain this status. i really wish so.

peace out.

At Monday, July 17, 2006 6:22:00 PM, Blogger RDPS said...

to peace head.

sure this justification has been around for a while and redundantly used.
But even then. is it justified to sacrifice this many civilians and tourists in the process?

and also from a strategic point of view this will not resolve anything.
If at all, the israeli governemnt could have offered their support to the lebanese government to flush out hizzb. (two front/civil war).

You cannot take moral out of the loop when it comes to human lives.
There is a limitation to how far you can go on a just level. And clearly the Israli government has gone to far.

Why not think. then do (to get back to the essay that began this chat)

At Monday, July 17, 2006 6:24:00 PM, Blogger RDPS said...

admin, we would like some venom-flushing please :p

At Monday, July 17, 2006 6:32:00 PM, Blogger RDPS said...

Btw. the actions of Germany in WWII could be justified in the same manner.
There was a problem. and the Germans took matters into their own hand to resolve the "problem".
It is just as crule and ended in genocide.
Do you think them overthrowing foreign governments was also a correct means to an end?

When hearing the rumors about phosphorous and vacuum bombs, I can only ask myself what little respect is left for human life in this world (this goes for both sides). The Soldiers were POW. The civilians are collateral damage.
What da hell is wrong with you!!

Latest reports are showing that civilians are once again hindered from leaving the country.
Some Israelis say "Get Out". Those that want to see blood say "Stay and Fight". What is the use. in the end we will see that this ends Lose-Lose at best, leaving Lebanon in piece. You should read some of the hurtful things your countrymen write, and reevaluate your standpoint on this issue.
Just imagine you were a tourist in Lebanon.

At Monday, July 17, 2006 6:34:00 PM, Blogger Jean said...

to peace_head, it was "the switzerland of the orient".

I don't think peace_head (PH) is a venim-flushible subject.
Why not hear the other part too ?
I'm lebanese, and I demand the right to hear both sides of the story !
RDPS, if it bothers you, then this is actually our problem ! why don't we listen ?
PH isn't right in some points, but he has the right to express himself.
furthermore, you talk about tourism and civilians. I guess it was HA who chose the TIMING ! am I wrong ??
I'm a proud lebanese, and I can assure you that lebanon will NEVER die, but when it comes to HA, I don't know if HA is more concerned about his fellow muslims all around the world more than his fellow LEBANESE (which include many muslims).
Why does HA have to defend the palestinians, on the expense of its own country ? to whome HA'a loyalty goes ?
we lebanese, must be ASHAMED of our politicians !! the national dialogue thing is a masquerade !! each time the politicians meet, close downtown beirut (because they are important people!) and then, well... ADJOURNE !!! till when ?? till Israel fells free to attack us ?? well guess what, it did !
on the other side, Israel, with the support of the USA, does as it like in our country, killing civilians, destroying infrastructures, and I am convinced that HA could be beaten in other ways, diplomatic ways, but on an international scale. Israel doesn't bother to wait, it has US support, so it does like it pleases

Anyway, PH, I hope sometime we can buy you a beer in beirut, like 2 fellows from 2 independant and sovereign countries can do.

Long live Lebanon, sovereign and free,

At Monday, July 17, 2006 6:45:00 PM, Blogger RDPS said...

dear jean,
although I find it hard to believe that you are from Lebanon representing such an attitude, you are right.
We should hear the other side. But this is all highly redundant don't you think? Since thrusday there were these people who violently insulted the lebanese and did not see to understand that lebanon as a very liberal country is multi-fasceted.
This ignorance led to the killing of civilians.
The lebanese governemnt is powerless and helpless. this could have been solved in a different way. and impatience is not something that is "OK" for politicians. If they had any respect for human lives they would have listened to what Hizzb had to say. Sure the actions by hizzb and the kidnapping were not justified (although announced 6 monthes ago), but afterall If what they did was starting a war, those soldiers were POW.

even in war there are certain rules. Now israel was too quick to take the gloves off don't you think?
I am just worried that people who are actually trying to get the latest information on what is happening to their loved ones will see these lines and abandon hope.

At Monday, July 17, 2006 6:51:00 PM, Blogger Jean said...

I am completely with you when you say that israel was too quick to take the gloves off.
I never tried to condone the israeli action. read my post well. I condemn it.
By furthermore, I say that we, lebanese (and yes I am lebanese),are good at talking and taking orders.
When will we have a politician with "balls", who would say what the lebanese are thinking of ? not syria, not iran, not HA, no israel, but LEBANESE ! national dialogue was national humiliation, don't you agree ?
this species, lebanese, DOES exist ! independently from syria and israel etc..
now, I repeat, israel reaction is more than unhuman !
it is killing civilians, children, women, men.. innocents !

At Monday, July 17, 2006 6:54:00 PM, Blogger lebanon doesn't die said...

what makes you sure he won't poisen your drink..after all..they learned from the best when it comes to killing!

At Monday, July 17, 2006 8:21:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

to the people who are busy with finger-pointing, who probably live in the luxury of their own castle abroad, know that it is the ones remaining here who are being slaughtered. now you may come to me with the usual it's-their-own-fault shit, you may choose to justify that kidnapping two soldiers equals destroying a whole country, you may even choose to give in to the israeli propaganda that is being promoted here, but the main point is: each day you go on with this, you are risking the death of more and more lives. yes, you! forget your problems and your teeny tiny worries, forget for a moment that you're these big major analysists, and move your asses!

Great as usual Jamal, Lebanon doesn't die indeed!

At Monday, July 17, 2006 11:21:00 PM, Blogger deibei said...

I am neither Israeli nor Lebanese, but I am aghast to see comments saying "Lebanon will not die" and the very graphic descriptions of the fight between the matador and the animal.

Is fighting the only way of life that has now become acceptable in Lebanon? Do they not aspire for a better life, where you DONT HAVE TO fight someone else's war?

At Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:27:00 AM, Blogger a h m a d said...

The correct phrase is "Lebanon does not die" to indicate a fact as opposed to "Lebanon will not die" which is a future speculation.

Many aggressors since the dawn of history tried to invade Lebanon but Lebanon survived them all. The current israeli aggression is not something new, just refer to the israeli invasion in 1982...

At Tuesday, July 18, 2006 2:38:00 PM, Blogger Shmulik said...

AHMAD please remind me but as I recall many in Lebanon (especially christians) have invited us to Lebanon. This is only an example, but you have a very narrow view of the Lebanese-israeli relations since the 70s.


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