5.1.07

“Tanks” to you so very much!








I wonder what was written on this 1m3 water tank. The name of which NGO or UN organization? So this is how are you using the aids and support Lebanon got from the international community during the emergency and early recovery periods like UNHCR tents and water tanks
Anyway, the picture reveals also a public health hazard. You can see the tanks directly connected to the sewage system, contaminating the entire network.
Every Lebanese wants a clean government and wants to change the system but maybe “we should start first by changing our pants.”

* Credits to MMMMMMMMM who exposed himself to excessive Hubbling Bubbling to take the UNHCR photo

5 Comments:

At Friday, January 05, 2007 10:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Irony of life nobilis, the whole world sends us help because we are destroyed after the last war, and what we do with it? We use it in paralysing the country because we want to change the government.

At the very same time, the very same poeple who say the government is not "constitutional", have no problem in going to the very government and collect the money it gives for them to re-biuld their destroyed houses, pure NONESENSE!

I would love to know the cost of this over-one-month protest; don't you think that the money spent on it would have been better used in re-building the towns that were destroyed just 4 months ago? But no, we can blame the government for that too!!!!

This is...... AHHHHHHH

 
At Sunday, January 07, 2007 1:57:00 AM, Blogger Sasmen said...

I have a question. When the UN gave aid to lebanon, did she ask to not use it in such situations? or have we a mode of use where this thing you are describing is counterindicated?!
If you dont like the opposition, someone from them will tell you: we are doing just as the government is using international aids to stay in power...
And it is not the only thing you can find in opposition camps... there is many things i guess...
Our country is unfortunately so complicated...
I dont support this lose of time in centre ville... but i guess that these people deserve some respect... (no need to talk about pants!!!)... these are your & my patriots!!! they are not alliens...

 
At Sunday, January 07, 2007 5:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sasmen,
The tents were part of the humanitarian aid effort to the Lebanese, to help in housing efforts, not to be used during a political gathering. Whomever wants to camp out in Downtown should bring his own personal tent and not keep these donated tents from going to their rightful owners (homeless people), who might have some good use for them. Anyways, I find it quite Hypocritical from Hezballah to pay off supporters just to keep te campout going. Couldn't they have also spent some money on buying tents as well? God only knows how much money they have!!

 
At Sunday, January 07, 2007 2:03:00 PM, Blogger nobilis tobilis said...

Sasmen: I don't need you to tell me that these people are my compatriots and I have to respect. I think I'm mature enough, intellectually and politically to know that we are all equal especcially with regards to rights and duties and I emphasize on duties. And for the use of these tents, I think that every organization, after giving away aids to the community, performs continuous monitoring to see where the aids are going and people are using them. But if you think that using these aids against the Lebanese Government whereas their initial purpose was the support and compensation of their losses due to Israeli agression and barbarism, well I think it's your personal problem because as far as i know, this is a true Lebanese government not Olmert government.

 
At Sunday, January 07, 2007 2:10:00 PM, Blogger nobilis tobilis said...

And concerning the "pants", I think you misunderstood the metaphoric meaning of it. I meant that the change should start from the individual. And this applies to everyone of us (Opposition, March 14, neutral, whatsoever...)

 

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