What happened today reflected exactly the reality of the situation. There are two reactionary camps that are leading their followers to clashes in order to secure their business interests.
The first disgraceful notion to realize are Future TV and Manar TV. The two are exactly the anti-thesis of each other. If you look at either camp, you would see two different worlds of the current reality, and sadly neither of them even came close to reflect what is happening of the situation.
The Media was biased, provocative, distorted, and provocative. For example, the fight that occured in Rawshi with the Syrian Social Natinalist Party started was not mentioned by Future TV (even though couple of minutes away from them) that it was the supporters of Harriri on three occassions attacking the SSNP. On three seperate occassions, the Future (Harriri's Sunni fanatics) attempted to break into the SSNP HQ and on three occassions they were kicked out. Those fanatics came from Arab Maslakh region. By the third time after the bashing, the army FINALLY made it. While throwing stones at each other, Future captured only the part of the SSNP throwing stones back, not Future attacking SSNP HQ for the sake of riots.
Another example is al-Manar. All day the Manar was broadcasting that the demonstration was peaceful and the demonstrators were innocent civilians expressing their opinion, while al-Manar didn't mention how the Free Patriotic Movement (Aoun's goons) were bashing cars randomly. Three of my friends got their cars smashed to pieces by FPM riots for no excuse. Another example is showing the pic of Free Patriotic Movement demonstrators and Manar accuses the Government returning to the Militia era (while officially only Hezbollah got weaponry that go frenzy every time Nasrallah speaks on TV). The funny part it showed one Lebanese Forces guy, rather kid, wearing the chipped cross, being held by five of his friends while facing him was 200 FPM. This didn't reflect the size of the matter, nor the fact that the Marada did do actual shooting on the pro-government goons.
The media remained provocative and enriching the audiences with more of fuel of anger rather simply report what is going on. My recommendations as a first step for better Lebanon: Close Down Manar and Future TV.
The biggest bullshit I heard today is the fact the ex-MP Faris Sa'aid and Lebanese Forces claiming to go down to the street to give the army "moral support".
Another reason is the Opposition. They went down to demonstrate, five or six people got killed without getting anything done. The ones who got hurt were the none affiliates of 14th and 8th of March.
Moreover, Azur was correct (for once) to point out that Aoun agreed with most of the points on the economical plan of Seniora. I mentioned that in several posts before. None of the camps (for the Zillionth time) are objecting to the entry of Lebanon to the World Trade Organization.
After all this fiasco, 6 Lebanese died for nothing.
The Lebanese Forces and Marada/FPM did a Christian dance to prove who is the real Christian. Their leaders would recommend them to remember their Lebanese side and Christianity.
The Mufti Qabbani gave a speech which reflects the involvement of religion, and this whole nation is damned to be divided for the welfare of their leaders. FPM's Alain Aoun was arguing that this civil disobediance is 100% political, and the CHRISTIANS wanted a proper representation.
Demonstration got canceled. Hezbollah's Hussein Hajj Hassan and AMAL's Naim Qassem were arguing that this civil disobediance would last a week. Then he appears on New TV inventing a zillion excuse why it stopped.
Shame on anyone that supports the political parties which belong to the government or the opposition. Its leaders are sectarian and wouldn't mind switching their political lines (already did it in the past) while their followers blindly would go and cheer their leaders.