Playing catch

Who didn't see this coming?

The bearded dude behind Iran's "Lebanon connection" did it again. Well, he did one of his trademark things again. No, he didn't provoke Israel into a war. He did the other thing. Yup, you got it. Wacko accused another person of collaborating with the enemy. This time, it's none other than the Lebanese Prime Minister, Fouad Seniora.

Apparently, Mr. Resistance seems to think he's Solomon. He holds the exclusive right of saying who's pro-Israel and who's anti-Israel. Naturally, his decision is based solely on his perceived notion of who his allies/opponents are.

Sadly, his followers agree with him. Scratch that. They're not cerebral enough to be accused of making a decision. Let's just say, they 'have faith' in him. After all, he IS a spiritual leader. (Naturally, he's only a spiritual leader when someone wants to discuss his 'politics' with him).

All I want to say is this, Hassan is free to accuse anyone of anything. As stupid as his accusations are, as skewed as his memory is, and as short-sighted as his perception is, it IS his prerogative. I respect his freedom of speech. Because, much to his chagrin, and try as his little army of terrorists may, we are STILL a democracy.

I personally reserve the right to call Hassan Nasrallah a true patriot. An honorable believer in the principles of the state, and a loyal subject.

Of Iran, that is. As a Lebanese, he sucks.


At Friday, December 08, 2006 8:54:00 PM, Blogger Lycanthropy said...

well said, he suffers from hubris

At Friday, December 08, 2006 9:22:00 PM, Blogger Rabie_Halad said...

All he did was say facts that were brought to him, and facts that are in front of us, this is probably the best thing that has happend as it's going to cause a lot of truth to come out from each side in the coming days.
Still don't understand how you are a democracy if your not equally working with half the country, go look up the meaning of democracy before you use it. It seems you think you are solomon and you have the right of saying whose right and whose wrong, when actually your comment is full of ignorant, very unthoughtful statements all over.
Yeah we do have a lot of faith in him to remind you, he's fulfilled every promise to us he's ever given, unlike your leaders.

At Friday, December 08, 2006 9:37:00 PM, Blogger Abu Takla said...

check your facts again. Democracy? A democratically elected parliament names the prime minister, who chooses his team of ministers. Anyway, the bearded guy already had his representative in the government, but he wanted to VETO what he doesn't like, i.e., he wanted to veto what the majority wants and decides(save the arguments of "twisted electoral law"; everyone accepted it at the time no? "with reservations" but they accepted it, and had their candidates- too late now to change their minds-after they lost). Are we clear about democracy now?
It is good the army has clarified the other lie about the weapons.
Ramz, keep those posts coming.


At Friday, December 08, 2006 9:58:00 PM, Blogger AM said...

Ramz, why can't we leave a comment on your blog?
It's a hassle, maybe you need to check it out ...

At Friday, December 08, 2006 10:22:00 PM, Blogger Rabie_Halad said...

nah not too clear on democracy, since u only gave me one meaning, another main one is equality which is completely not there in the government, the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class; the common people with respect to their politcal power, Majority rule. The principles of social equality and respect for the individual within a community.

At Friday, December 08, 2006 10:41:00 PM, Blogger callipyge said...

I agree with you Ramz, but comments like these "They're not cerebral enough" about the followers of ANY group is not the right way to move forward and build bridges instead of burning them.

Starting to think that the "other side" are "peasants" (I read someone referring to a big bunch of the demonstrators as peasants on some blog) or that they have inferior intelligence is the way one starts dehumanizing other people and will likely lead to some pretty nasty stuff.

Leaders are disposable (especially when they think they speak God's word) but their followers are people you will ultimately want to build a country with.

At Friday, December 08, 2006 10:45:00 PM, Blogger callipyge said...

Except Scientologists. It's always OK to pick on scientologists.

At Friday, December 08, 2006 10:51:00 PM, Blogger Ramz said...

@am:you can leave a comment. There's a small math problem that you need to solve, it's my spam filter tool :)

after you enter your name, email and website, you need to add the two numbers and enter the answer. It's a bit of a hassle, but it keeps my blog spam-free.

@AT and lycanthropy: Thanks!

@Rabie: I didn't say I was Solomon, and I don't follow any leader. Your problem is that you seem to think that since you are sheep, everyone else must be so as well. What truth are you talking about, kiddo? The truth that Hassouna fired missiles at Israel from Civilian homes, and hoped for retaliation? Everyone who opposes you is a collaborator. The truth is that Hassouna thinks he can cordon off a part of the country, make it his own, and then complain that his people aren't receiving benefits. His people don't pay bills. His people don't pay taxes. His people live by their own law. You can't have it both ways. Social equality? That involves responsibility, and active, constructive participation in your community. Do that, and you can have respect. Stay as you are, and you're not worthy of that square meter that you occupy in front of the Serail.

Your leader is ruining a country just because he's like a spoiled little brat who didn't get what he wanted for Christmas. Well... I'm sorry to say, Virginia, but there is NO Santa. How about you join our society, and start earning your just rewards?

At Friday, December 08, 2006 10:56:00 PM, Blogger Ramz said...

Callipyge: I absolutely agree. I only say it like I see it. If someone can get his people to move left and right at will, then they are blind followers, regardless of the side they stand on. Since these people are not there out of their own conscious need to participate, then they need not be addressed. Have you ever tried to have a discussion with one of them? You will eventually hit an impenetrable wall. Some call it conviction, I personally call it the iron curtain of ignorance.

I never thought of building a country without them. However, I'm a realist, and I believe that they are not, at this stage, able to communicate openly and freely. Naturally, this is a generalisation, but I have yet to meet an exception to that rule.

At Friday, December 08, 2006 11:07:00 PM, Blogger callipyge said...

Oh, I've felt that wall and how. I call it the iron curtain of patronizing dogma ;-)

At Saturday, December 09, 2006 1:57:00 AM, Blogger Jamal said...

I think Ramz and people who are as cerebrally capable as him are racist fucks. Maybe there is a more appropriate adjective for someone who labels hundreds of thousands of people as "not cerebral enough to be accused of making a decision" but it's late and I can't think of nicer words.

Yalla, Long live democracy, tolerance, and free expression.

At Saturday, December 09, 2006 2:47:00 AM, Blogger Ramz said...

A million people could be idiots just like one person could be an idiot (ehem).

Numbers neither prove nor negate the validity of what you're saying. Wouldn't you agree?

I think they are stupid, I may be wrong. I may be stupid myself. However, the fact that there's a mob of hundreds of thousands chanting the same thing doesn't make it right.

As for your insult, well, I won't stoop to personal insults against someone I don't know...

At Saturday, December 09, 2006 5:28:00 AM, Blogger the rambler said...

Well said Jamal.

Callipyge, that dehumanisation, like the patronising dogma, is already clear in Ramz's post.

Ramz, you'd stoop to personal insults against almost a million people you don't know, but not against one? How revolutionary of you.

Tell me, were the hundreds of thousands of March 14 demonstrators cerebral enough for you? That was a rhetorical question by the way so no need to trouble yourself with an answer.

Your brand of $2 cerebrally deficient intellectualising should be seen by all for what it is: divisive diarrhoea that would be dangerous were it to come from a more astute propagandist.

Patriotism excluding at least a third of the population? A bit KKK & so very lacklustre. If you're a good Lebanese patriot, the country is breathing a sigh of relief that Hassan Nasrallah isn't.

At Saturday, December 09, 2006 11:56:00 AM, Blogger Rabie_Halad said...

Your leader is ruining a country just because he's like a spoiled little brat who didn't get what he wanted for Christmas. Well... I'm sorry to say, Virginia, but there is NO Santa. How about you join our society, and start earning your just rewards?

Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, did not cordon off a part of the country, part of the country cordon-ed off to him, and made him their own. His people pay bills, his people pay taxes, what his people don't recieve in return for those is electricity, which seem to be everywhere else in Lebanon, Nice roads, phone lines, Educations (schools-universities), Health - Hospitals, do you see one hotel in soore other than Murex? Social equality they have achieved that in the places where they are responsible for, now why would they want to have social equality in the rest of Lebanon where everything is already done? Hezballah have built schools, hospitals, and done a number of other social services for the South, Da7ia did you ever think MAYBE thats why they are so loved? And the people in the square will stay where they are it'll be written down in history, and then you'll know to judge each and every single person down there, go take your government tears and wipe them with condeleeza's lying bloodfilled kisses and tell them to bomb lebanon a little more so they can get rid of Hezbollah, we're not going anywhere live with us, or leave the country.

At Saturday, December 09, 2006 1:11:00 PM, Blogger Ramz said...

rambler: your nickname says it perfectly. what's your point?

rabies: You want the government to build hotels in soore? for the booming terror tourism industry? Do you want foreigners their so you can kidnap them?

Your Sayyed is a radical, sectarian, maniac who relishes in the fact that he can forbid the government from entering his "zone" in order to keep his people under control.

See, there's the problem. We just hit your wall. You're on auto-pilot now, buddy. What's this got to do with Condy? What's it got to do with blood and government tears? Who said anything about you going anywhere? Rhetoric sweet rhetoric.

You know, rabie_halad, I would, in normal situations have loved to actually meet you and discuss things over a cup of coffee. I think it's beautifully refreshing, trying to find some common ground with someone you generally disagree with.

Problem is, you might come armed, you might kidnap me, you and your buddies might shoot me simply for disagreeing with you.

Could you say the same about me?

I didn't think so.

At Saturday, December 09, 2006 1:48:00 PM, Blogger hillz said...

"Problem is, you might come armed, you might kidnap me, you and your buddies might shoot me simply for disagreeing with you."

oh give me a break.. ya 3ayb eshoum.

At Saturday, December 09, 2006 4:07:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

I agree with callipyge on the dehumanizing issue, but also with the rambler when he said ur already doing that ramz. one might share ur opinion, but your language of mocking and sarcasm is just taking the attention away from the core of the text, lessing it in value.

At Saturday, December 09, 2006 7:22:00 PM, Blogger Rabie_Halad said...

Yeah actually I do want the government to build hotels in soore, we have a nice beach there, we have some really nice sites and old ruins, we have some of the most natural parts of Lebanon there, and Soore is probably the 2nd city of Lebanon so yeah i do want your governments to open hotels for really kind-hearted people, that have opened there hearts to many and have lived through so much more than wherever it is you come from, and for your information the only thing hezballah has kidnapped is 2 israeli soldiers unlike the 1000 soldiers israel has capture from lebanon, do you hear Israelis saying don't build hotels in Haifa you may get kidnapped? no because they want tourists in their country because its good for their economy.

By calling the sayed a sectarian your a hypocrite as your government won't work with half the country. Our sayed is very calm and knows exactly what he wants and he is a very loving person that has fed/helped almost as many as the poor as he can in lebanon by building hospitals, school.... he doesnt need to keep the government from entering his zone anyway the government doesnt enter and doesnt even bother helping it, if it did things wouldn't be this way and people would be with your government can't you get that fact through your thick head?

Its got everything to do with condy, why? because your government keeps calling people from outside to solve Lebanon's problem instead of calling Lebanese people like aoun frangeeye nasrallah to talk to. What's it got to do with tears, a month back when sanyoora was failing he was crying, yesterday he was copying our sayed once again and screaming Long Live Lebanon Long Live the people, I was just wondering if he was crying or Screaming? You just hit that wall again because your wrong, you have no direction to go, maybe you should blame Syria, or Iran, or maybe you should call us terrorists, that will get you around the wall won't it?

You know I would more than be happy to come down and have a cup of coffee with you I could probably learn a lot from you about your side, and maybe come to terms with you.

But to answer your question if I can say that about you? Yes i can its been on the news for the last couple of days, You might come with rocks and throw them at me or you might just wait for me to sit in the coffe place and start shooting at me from another building, simply for disagreeing with you.

At Sunday, December 10, 2006 1:05:00 AM, Blogger Xylocaine said...

When George Bush was RE-elected president, one English newspaper headline read "How could 52,000,000 million americans be so STUPID"!!!!

That takes us all back to Einstein's relativity theory...

Is the grass greener on the other side!!!!??

At Sunday, December 10, 2006 8:55:00 AM, Blogger Traffic said...

Hehehe, Sayyed goes off in his last speech and says something like we “pay our taxes and demand that the government gives us our rights” and people in Dahieh go off actually thinking they do pay taxes.
I imagine he’s in a rat hole laughing his ass out that his “followers” are actually buying some of the crap he spewed.
Funny stuff.

At Sunday, December 10, 2006 9:46:00 AM, Blogger Rhiannon said...

Well it is foolish to compare Bush to Nasrallah. There is no comparison. I would like to think it is foolish to compare the Lebanese to the American public. When you consider how dumbed and downed the Americans are regarding the world they live in, I want to believe that the Lebanese have a much broader scope of knowledge of the world - and experience - as painful and heartbreaking as the experiences have been for the Lebanese.

So it is sad to read posts like ramz or bob, or whoever thinks like them. Really disheartening.

As for kidnappings, only israel does this. Not Hezbollah.

Hezbollah CAPTURED israeli soldiers that were illegally on Lebanese soil. It is their right to do so according to International Law.

The crimes committed by israel before this?

Kidnapping and killing of civilians.

Let's say that Hezbollah never retaliated. Let's say Hezbollah did absolutely nothing. Better yet, let's say they didn't exist.

Is any one here trying to say that less people would have died or no people would have died at all because of NO Hezbollah in July/August?

Right. israel just loves to leave its neighbors alone, just for the sake of leaving them alone.

In fairness, Hezbollah had no choice. When it comes to your ruthless next door neighbor, how is there a choice? Whether Hezbollah fought against israel or not, massacres would have still taken place.

With the way israel attacked Lebanon, they already had their game plan ready. Months and months ago. Long, long before Hezbollah captured israeli soldiers.

So then lets say that Hezbollah plays into israel's hands. Sure they do. Still. Are they supposed to just lay down and take it?

In fairness, Hezbollah didn't win. Neither did israel. But at least Hezbollah has spirit, heart, and conscience.

So it really does no good to fight each other. This is what the goons in israel want. And the bigger the scale of infighting in Lebanon, the better.


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