Wednesday, February 14, 2007

14 February 2007, an anniversary and more

To view more pictures of today's events please visit this album. Pictures courtesy of moi.

After yesterday's explosion at Ain Alak, our speculations were if another explosion of a different kind will blast in today's event commemorating the 2nd anniversary of Hariri's assassination. A lot of questions have been asked, and today we have the answers.

The politicians might haven't openly escalated the situation but they sure have spoken with a rough tone, especially Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Abou Taymour, the Progressive Socialt Party leader. Jumblat called Lahoud a whale that the sea has rejected, and that is probably the nicest thing he said about him, as later on he continued that Lahoud will make the history of garbage. Of course, there is always an interesting piece for Syria, its regime and its leader Bashar Al-Assad, whom got a real bashing by Jumblat. Geagea remembered all the martyrs naming them one by one, and called them the resistence of the nation.

Hariri thanked everyone for coming, thanked the martyrs, the people, the patriotic... In general, the politicians asked for the issue to be solved outside the streets, for it to be discussed in a civilized manner around the discussion table.

Hundreds of thousands of people have come from all over Lebanon, even by sea, and in a large number. Convoys made of hundreds of vehicles moved towards the capital, when the traffic starts, they park and continue by walking. Today's mass of people might not have been as large as March 14, 2005, but it certainly was the second biggest.

Lebanese Army divided the square into two between the opposition campers - who have been camping in downtown Beirut since December 1, 2006 in order to topple Siniora's government - and today's marchers who want to pay respect for Rafic Hariri and condemn the criminals who assassinated him 2 years ago, asking the international community for the truth of who those criminals might be.

The distance was wide, and not a single fight arised. The opposition security forces asked the for people to be present in the tents, in order to avoid any clash.

To view more pictures of today's events please visit this album. Pictures courtesy of moi.


  1. Enno nshalla 3an jadd ykoun baddoun discussion "in a civilized manner around the discussion table". How silly is it to have two camps in Beirut today, for people who want independance, truth, sovereignty, and a country?! Where's the country in this equation?!

    Alla yer7am kell elli meto, w yalli ma meto kamen...

  2. Well am not sure they really want discussion, at this point they both say it but do the opposite. Nshalla kheir anyway

  3. the funny point is as follow

    while larijani was paying a visit to the saudians in Ryad, the opposition considerated hariri's speech as moderate while geagea and joumblatt speech as full of haine.

    One comment on i ve been reading:
    it shows that all parties are leaded by foreign interest, we wont be able to reach dialogue as long as we, the majority and the opposition, wont be thinking as lebanese first.
    The majority should show the exemple to hezbollah by giving up its saudi influence.

    All the comments are worth reading

  4. Very true, Hariri's speech was mostly thanking everyone!

    Top notch was Jumblatt, as much as he was funny, I think he was utterly unprofessional.

    Geagea of course, is good at speaking, he says what he wants in a slick way, but either ways he did escalate a little bit.

    And interesting comment, very true!

  5. by the way

    just a quick point

    when u want to dialogue with someone, u re never using harch words against him personnaly but rather against his ideas.

    In lebanon, our dear politicians are insulting each others instead of critizing the ideas of each others.

    this is leading me to think that none of our politicians want to dialogue and to reach a compromise which underlines goals that might be civil war, or simply they do not know what politics is or what negociation is. Are they in such case politicians or just all of them warlords trying to act as politicians?

  6. okay i hate when the comment just disappears!

    Anyway, I was saying that what you said is 100% true, well said in deed.

    Things are no longer political, they've gotten personal between the politicians (so called).

    Proofs, evidence and facts are not something they deal with, only opinions, blaming someone for their past, and "being the last person to answer" style of discussing they have been maintaining recently.

    You know yesterday, I saw Rafic Khoury on Nharkoum Sa3id with Dolly, they both made a point that politicians nowadays don't give a damn about people and all they care about is answering each other back! Having the people clap and follow blindly the leaders, etc...

    I was so happy to see that finally this "conclusion" is catching on even on TV. In hope that more and more people will see this and snap out of their sheep-like followings.

  7. well, i made a new post on this issue and it leaded my to think that we dont have anyway politicians in lebanon.

    on my side, i m not even looking to tv anymore, i m no more in leb
    but when i was in leb, i used to see for ex a pro gouvernemental media and balance it with a pro opposition, to make my own point of view.
    The medias are biast and their readers are being extreminised not by the political process going on but by unethical journalists working for theses biast medias.

  8. Definitely, the medias in Lebanon (most of them) are pretty biased, the problem is if a person keeps watching the same media, they seriously get brain-washed, best examples are Al-Manar and Future TV.