Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Blood not gone in vain, welcome back heroes

Lebanese soldiers who withdrew from the Nahr el-Bared Palestinian refugee camp to their bases in central Lebanon, stand on their armored truck, waving to residents who lined the main north-south highway all the way toward Beirut, cheering and waving the Lebanese flag as they celebrate the end of fighting, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007. Lebanon's war on terror is not yet over despite the army's crushing defeat of Fatah Islam in a Palestinian refugee camp this week, the defense minister and senior military commanders said Tuesday. They reiterated claims that the militant Islamic group had close links to al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) Yesterday, all along the road from Tripoli to Beirut, Lebanese residents with Lebanese flags went to the streets and waited for the Lebanese army convoys to pass by, welcoming them back from the long 3 months war in Naher el Bared Palestinian camp in North Lebanon opposing and triumphing over the Al-Qaida inspired terrorists Fatah Al Islam. But mostly, it was to thank them and to pay their respect to them and to their late colleagues who have paid their lives in order to protect Lebanon and save it from the black worm.

Once again, thank you for the Lebanese army, and thank you for the martyrs who have lost their lives in this "cold river" war.


  1. Indeed, Liliane, our courageous soldiers did not die in vain. I am glad that for once, all the Lebanese people support the Army.

  2. We have to think now futher.

    What should we do with the palestinian armement. What about nahr bared's future? Is the reconstruction a prelude to an implementation of the palestinian in lebanon?

    The solution to that question would say if their blood was not gone in vain.