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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Scorched Cedars

I came back home yesterday around 10 pm to my house to find my Granny sitting in the living room watching the news. The screen showed what seemed like the sight of a huge explosion with at least 2 buildings on fire. Before I could say anything, I knew what it was and what had happened, and my fears were confirmed by my granny saying “ you see what they are doing in Lebanon? This is really horrible? Who would do such a thing?”, and I looked at her , wanting to give her a different answer , but only one word came to my mind: “Syria”! This is the third explosion so far in a Christian neighborhood, and thankfully the Christian Lebanese are being too smart to fall in the Syrian trap of sectarian violence. It seems that the Syrians were serious regarding their threat of leaving Lebanon a “scorched earth”. The Syrians know that their only hope of surviving is if they scare the shit out of the Christians and the opposition to make them believe that they need the Syrian troop presence or at least scare them enough that they don’t go voting for an anti-Syria government in the next elections. God knows that things don’t look too good for the current pro-Syria Lebanese government, especially with the new UN report on the Harriri assassination that seriously condemns the Lebanese and Syrian governments and accuses them of covering things up when it comes to Harriri’s death. ( you can read the whole report here) The Syrians of course are denying it all and actually blaming Harriri’s death on- get this- the UN security council resolution 1559 that was drafted to get them out. That, of course, is bullshit, considering that it was Harriri’s connection with the French that has got them to draft and sponsor the resolution to begin with. The French know this and are so mad at the Syrians that they actually threaten to use military action against Syria if they don’t withdraw from Lebanon. You know you are in trouble when even the French wanna kick your ass. I just hope that the Lebanese stay smart and not fall into Syria’s trap and keep their cool till the next elections, and then vote and proceed to send Karami, Lahoud and the rest of Bashar’s goons packing. Even if they succeed in scorching Lebanon as they withdraw, the rest of the world will help rebuild it and the whole world will know for certain what kind of pieces of shit Bashar and his peeps really are. I just hope it doesn’t come to that and that they stop messing with Lebanon and its people. They had to deal with enough shit already.


At 3/27/2005 01:49:00 PM, Blogger Tina said...

What did your grandmother say when you told her?

It's the same trick the Syrians are pulling in Iraq, it failed there as well. Hopefully, the Christians will be strong enough to hold together and the Muslims and Druze will hold their hands out to them for support.

At 3/27/2005 04:43:00 PM, Blogger chichimi said...

I can't believe anyone would be scared by the French. They are not all that effective in their military assualts.

I do enjoy your thoughts . And respect your opinions

At 3/28/2005 11:54:00 AM, Blogger littlewhy said...

Hi Sandmonkey,
Please read this blog by a disgusted Syrian:

He's very funny but very discouraged. I wish we could send him the US Marines to cheer him up, being that they're such a jolly bunch of guys.

At 11/28/2005 08:32:00 AM, Anonymous Abdul Reising said...

Thanks!! I think Ill return in the near future


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