Wednesday, February 07, 2007

As 14 February is getting closer

Reuters Photo: Students walk past a poster of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in Beirut December 21,... As 14 February is approaching, 14 March, and especially Future Movement with Saad Hariri as their leader, are calling for a public presence in Martyr's square, for the memorial of the late Prime Minister Rafic Hariri's assassination that took place on 14 February 2005. With this coming along,

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations signed an agreement on Tuesday as a first step in creating a tribunal that would try suspects in the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri and other anti-Syrian figures. (Full article)

What has been happening to Lebanon for the past two years, with assassinations, explosions, war, potential war, shiites ministers resignation, vote for an International Tribunal in Hariri's assassination, etc... is a long story, with many factors, local, regional, and international.

The tribunal has become one of several contentious issues for the anti-Syrian government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, which backs the court. Opposing the tribunal are pro-Syrian factions that include President Emile Lahoud, parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri and the Shi'ite Hezbollah movement.

We all know, that if the Internatinal Tribunal is stopped, things will be better. Bachar Al Assad had warned in one of his speeches that Lebanon will reminisce to the days Syria occupied Lebanon as better days. Are we reminiscing already?


  1. Leych khlosna men moukhallifet el "intideb" el soureh aw el wisayeh el souriyyeh to reminisce? Ta nettahhar men el araf yalli tarakou bi 2loub w afkar el 3alam wel 7ekkem abel, w ba3den menshouf :)

    Alla yesterna men 14 shbat w 14 athar w 8 athar w kell iyyem w sh-hour el seneh.. w kell el awlen faw2 el bay3a!!

  2. liliane,

    "We all know, that if the Internatinal Tribunal is stopped, things will be better"

    How did ou come to such conclusion? Better in what exactly? It will only raise the tension among March 14th supporters, who have done all they can so they can see that those criminal are brought to justice.

    And what about the whole other issues? How are they going to be solved if the tribunal is stopped?

    The Tribunal is going to happen, whether we like it or not. If not under the Lebanese agreement, then under the UN authority, how can trying to stop that be considered "better"???!!

  3. Coco, true, karrahouna bi kil iyem w sh-hour el seneh! wil seneh killa :P

    The thing is Failasoof, I was not calling for the tribunal to be stopped, I actually meant by it, that everything that has happened recently is because the March 14 jame3a signed for the International Tribunal, something that Syria does not want, and because of this Lebanon is paying the price. In case there will no longer be a tribunal, it will be IF March 14 gave up...

    Ya3ne bi ma3na, Syria is making us suffer for the way we kicked it out of the country and now trying to get it to be accused through Hariri's Int'l tribunal.

  4. liliane,
    if the triunal is to be hold, those who were responsible for all the assassination will be brought to justice, and no one will ever be able to take Liban a "hostage" and threaten Lebanese in their daily life.

    Stopping demanding the tribunal will bring us back to the time where we used to be beaten up and put in jail just because we are asking for a free Liban.

    What would you choose?

  5. It doesnt really matter what I choose, irrelevant, no one listens to me :D

    But if you must know, I am pro knowing the truth, but it's much more than that.

    You said, if we stop demanding for the tribunal (btw you still didn't get my point :S) will bring us back to the time where we used to be beaten up and put in jail....

    It's not exactly the same thing, now we beat each other up, we get more assassinations, we are on the verge of war....

    I just want to live in peace in this country, and yes even though some people claim to be working to get the truth, call me paranoid, but killo bya3moul masla7to eventually.

    Again, that was really not my point of the post w you dragged to another discussion :P

  6. Oh come on ya Failasoof,

    we both know the solution is not in that silly Tribunal, as we both know that none of the reports coming out of the investigative committees gave us anything.

    14th of March knuckleheads think they can shoot down the Baathis from Beirut and hence kick out Hezbollah's massive support. I prefer to work on the real issues of Lebanon, not those pethatic traitors called 14th and 8th of March leaders what they want.

    oooooof, another victim of the TV

  7. I've been meaning to reply to you MFL, you say it's not the solution, but personally I still want to know who the hell did what, I am not optimistic though, a lot of things will come up that will ruin this tribunal, and this tribunal is nothing but a pawn, which shows who's strong and who's not for the other player to surrender or at least give one thing up that the first player can make use of.

    Of course, Lebanon is neither player.