25.7.06

We Shall Survive

I watched the news tonight and cried.
Our shores are polluted and need a minimum of $30 million to be cleaned, our archeological sites are threatened, no more dairy products because the LibanLait factory has been bombed and the workers in other factories have fled the country (same reason why garbage is slowly flooding the streets), our economy and businesses are in a dire shape and of course most importantly: the number of refugees is in constant increase and the humanitarian crisis is ever-intensifying. All this in 14 days.
Add to this the fact that Condie left the region without any sign of a quick end to Israel’s military campaigns in Lebanon. After stuffing herself with hummous and tabouleh and mezzeh in Beirut while people all around her were starving.
I do not believe in justice anymore. I do not believe in fairness or equity. Lebanon, that piece of heaven on earth (as sung by Wadih Safi), shall always be desired by others. Because it is unique, and there is nothing even remotely similar to it in the whole wide universe. Everyone will always want to grab a piece of it and destroy it again and again...
But we shall be stronger. We shall always win. We shall always prevail. We shall always SURVIVE.
Because Lebanon's strength is in its people, which are as unique and special as their homeland. As resilient as its mountains, as eternal as its cedars, as patient as its sea.
Long live Lebanon and the Lebanese, wherever they are.

11 Comments:

At Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:52:00 PM, Blogger hillz said...

ps. just to cheer u up.
codie ate sandwiches and didn't have time for abbouleh and hommos.

 
At Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:56:00 PM, Blogger a h m a d said...

Delirious: Well said. I was going to write about the polluted sea and the bombed Liban Lait factory, now you did it for me so I will just link to your post. :)

 
At Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:58:00 PM, Blogger aroundtheclock24_7 said...

Del,
What you wrote expressed the feelings of most Lebanese inside and outside of Lebanon. But we should always keep the faith no matter what, for we know that we are on the right track and that we will ALWAYS prevail.
Bless you and all.

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 12:13:00 AM, Blogger Achillea said...

Add to this the fact that Condie left the region without any sign of a quick end to Israel’s military campaigns in Lebanon.

Take it up with Nabih Berri, since he declined Condi's offer on all your behalfs.

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 12:33:00 AM, Blogger BeeBee said...

I feel with u... I feel ur pain... But I also feel unity and hope for a better day... Can't wait to get back...Wish i was there now...
God Bless Lebanon and Palestine... God bless you all

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 1:11:00 AM, Blogger White Wings said...

May heaven's eye always be on Lebanon
It will come back stronger and more beautiful, and as soon as the first run way is fixed, I am traveling to this piece of heaven on earth and kiss its sacred sand

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 1:50:00 AM, Blogger Free Lebanon said...

Let's finally become one country with no more militias. This is the only way we will rebuild. And we are more than capable to make out of this country an amazing country, allied to the rest of the Middle East and to Western Countries

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 2:42:00 AM, Blogger Assaad said...

Well said Delirious. Keep the work up. With our unity, we will survive and prevail.

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 4:43:00 AM, Blogger Mojoski said...

"free lebanon" is speaking sense here. It is time for the Lebanese to unite behind one flag, and it is not the flag of Hezballah..

The US and Israel will support you if you all work for a united Lebanon without Hizballah owning large portions of it. The fight to defeat Hezballah will be the fight for your own freedom!

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 7:21:00 AM, Blogger public relations disaster said...

i fail to see how hezbollah has been weakened by all this. you people are delusional if you think a terrorist group can be flattened with bombs, it can't. this level of humiliation and senseless death will provide you with plenty of fresh recruits and all your cheering for a foreign power pulverising your country will amount to nothing. if you lot truly are lebanese you're more deluded, and come to think it traitorous, than i previously thought.

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:36:00 PM, Blogger Assaad said...

Mojoski : we don't need YOU to be united!
Go and count your dead and wounded soldiers in Bent Jbeil and Maroun El Rass!!!!

 

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