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Friday, July 14, 2006

Lebanese are NOT Palestinian

They resent the comparison. What has come out in the last couple of days has surprised many. That is, that the majority of the Lebanese people do NOT support Hezbollah and are actually congratulating Israel for finally doing the job that their own government refused to do. There have been many Lebanese bloggers coming out in support in of Israel and in severe condemnation of Hezbollah and their actions. The Christian Lebanese community has come out in support and praise of Israel. I will put some excerpts and links to Lebanese commentators and pundits.

Our friend Osaid has made subtle attempts to compare what is now going on in Lebanon to to the plight of the Palestinians. What he doesn't know is that the majority of Lebanese resent the comparison and say that they have nothing in common with the Palestinians, especially when it comes to the youth. Unlike the Palestinians, who have been inculcated since birth with propaganda teaching them to hate the Jews, that it is their religious duty to kill the Jews, and they have to suffer for the greater good of the Palestinian cause to achieve a Staet, the Lebanese have known relative peace and have no part or interest in fighting a Holy War against Israel or its Jews. Unlike the Palestinians, who have no problem with terrorists operating within their midst and using them as human shields, the Lebanese resent that Hezbollah has their headquarters in Southern Beirut, which is surrounded by their neighborhoods. They resent that Hezbollah is attempting to use them human shields and sacrifices for their cause. Hezbollah's cause of destroying Israel, under the guise of "protecting" Lebanon from the Zionist Empire, is NOT THEIR cause. They would like nothing better than for Hezbollah, runned by Syria and Iran, countries who are not interested and do not care about the well-being of the Lebanese people in their attempts to achieve their agenda, to be completely destroyed, so they can go on with their lives.

Beirut used to be the Paris of the Middle East. It was considered the cultural center of the region. However, as Arafat did in every country he sought refufe in, he and his PLO turned Lebanon into a war-zone. Because of the PLO, civil wars broke out, and the country of Lebanon was turned from a peaceful beautiful tourist country into a bombed out hollow shell of a country, taken over and occupied by Syrian forces government, and having a Hezbollah terrorist organization designed to keep Syria's agenda flourishing within the country. Over the past couple of decades, since the war ended, Lebanon has attempted to restart and rebuild its country into what it used to be. Obviously, now that Syrian forces were finally kicked out of the country, Hezbollah is the only obstacle still left that is blocking the Lebanese peoples' attempts to have a truly successful and democratic country. They are welcoming Israel's attacks against hezbollah. They feel that it's about time, and just hope that Hezbollah's use of them as pawns in their sick little game doesn't get too many non-combatants killed.

(Hat-tip: LGF)
Letter from the Lebanese Foundation for Peace addressed to Prime Minster Olmert:
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

It was about time,

We Lebanese congratulate you on your recent actions against the Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon. We urge you to hit them hard and destroy their terror infrastructure. It is not Israel who is fed up with this situation, but the majority of the silent Lebanese in Lebanon who are fed up with Hezbollah and are powerless to do anything out of fear of terror retaliation.

Since Israel’s forced withdrawal in 2000, pulling out due to pressure from the Clinton Administration, Hezbollah has not for one day ceased its terror incentives, acts of war and provocations at the border. Hezbollah, with the help of Syria and Iran, turned Southern Lebanon into a terror base supported by 12,000 Iranian missiles threatening every initiative for Peace in general and the security of Israel in particular.

Unfortunately, the West should have understood from the beginning that diplomacy does not work with terrorism, neither the Saudi backed initiatives in Lebanon, it enforces terrorism and acts like a booster for Hezbollah justifications on the ground.

As of the fighting continue in the north of Israel in order to create security, at the Lebanon Israel border, we ask the world’s nations to endorse your political action and wish you full success in your deterrence against terrorism’s autonomy in Southern Lebanon and Gaza.

Mr. Prime Minister,

Help Lebanon in order to help yourself.

Bob's blog, a Lebanese citizen:
Peace Now: While shells are falling a few miles away from my home, I cannot but remember this afternoon, while I was driving back home from Beirut Hezbollah sympathizer where offering passerby cookies and candies!

While my ear rings from the sound of explosions I cannot but see the firecrackers Hezbollah sympathizer where launching this afternoon rejoicing in their “great victory”

And tomorrow when I will see the bridge linking my home town of Saida to Beirut, I will only say from the bottom of my heart: Enough! Enough wars, death and destruction! Curse you Hezbollah to hell and back! For all this destruction, for all this death! No it is not Israel fault! It is your own! Curse you!

We cannot continue on this path! People build and teach and try to live peacfully, while others think only of death, destruction and war… the time has come to stand and say one word: PEACE

I want peace with Israel! NOW! I do not care for your ideologies, or your lines drawn on maps! For your religions! For anything! PEACE NOW!


Lebanese Bloggers:
Humanity Lost: Concerning the recent Lebanese-Israeli conflict:

I am not a pawn on the board of an imaginary game, and neither are the rest of the Lebanese, Palestinian and Israeli civilians whose lives are being toyed with. This behavior on the part of these leaders that were elected to lead their people is deplorable. I am infuriated that such risks and actions can be taken with absolute disregard of the lives that are at stake, the lives of the people that make a country what it is.

Has this region learned absolutely nothing from the last 50 plus years? Have all the past wars and deaths gone in vain? What kind of a civilization is this where leaders trivialize the lives of their citizens for their own personal causes? What kind of a civilization is this where people cheer army warfare?

Messages left on LGF from Lebanese readers: 24. A message to the IDF

Please free our beloved tortured country from these crazed mullah-followers. Free our land from these bloody syrian and iranian agents. we want to live in peace.

Please take caution to focus your attack where they are and not attack christian areas. we support you and bear you no ill will.

May god bless you.

Lebanese christian, Damour area (07.14.06)

13. lebanese

to the person who said that palestinian and lebanese are one people well ur so damn wrong we are not like the palestinien and we do not want to fight their war, we only want out country we want peace and we want to get over with hizbulla, hopefully soon, so don’t link the lebanese to any of the arab world peope caus they are a bunch of f-cked up people

elie, lebanon (07.13.06)


At 9:46 PM, Blogger shlemazl said...

Come on Lebanese, can anyone tell us where Nazrallah is hiding?

At 10:00 PM, Blogger Behemoth101 said...

Isn't saying "they" a little general? A few Maronite/Greek-Orthodox bloggers saying "we hate Muslims" is not entirely representative of the entirety of the Lebanese sentiment.

Although, you do have a point, many if not most of the Lebanese in Beirut and in the North are pissed off at Hezbollah.

It's interesting how you change up your game when certain communities react favorably for Israel. If I were to get all of my information entirely from what your blog says, it would appear that the Lebanese suddenly became a lovable, civilized people.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

When have we ever said that they weren't?

At 3:34 AM, Blogger Osaid Rasheed said...

Behomoth :
maybe a 'terrorist jew-hater palestinian' like me can tell you the answer :
What olmert says is different that what he is doing.

You made wonderful points Behemoth !


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