Wednesday, May 14, 2008

End of Round I , Eyewitness in Dahhieh location (Update)

The government canceled its decisions, and they stressed that there is no winner or loser. Al - Mannar directly puts a sentence: "People celebrate in shooting in the air", and then recieve a call "the master of resistance won against the Israelis". this is not over, and Manar is charging up its audience still. This is not over , not by a long shot... not the way the Opposition is celebrating its victory and making the other half of the Lebanese as traitors. This is repulsive and disgusting the way they reacted instead of taking the perfect chance to make a true reconciliation on the grassroots level. Shame on Hezbollah's Mannar. This is the perfect chance to sort things out, but no, they had to behave as "victors over the americans", disregarding their "peaceful demonstrations" which divided West Beirut to Cantons (that are still here where I live), humilating the Sunnis and Druz, and use their arms against the Lebanese.

And of course, now heavy shoot-out in Dahhieh, they all should disarm. The government should also learn not to disregard the other side. Yet, now the Opposition are more disgusting than ever in my eyes... all those who died is for the sake of political points (and definitely not resistance), and yes let them charge up their weapons in celebration. let the Sunni - Shiite sectarianism rise more, added now with Durzi blind hatred. Now the government will promote to its supporters: "we provided a settlement, and look how they behaved."

Bleh, it could have been the perfect chance to do a national historic pact to solve everything!!!! And let us hope those militias would withdraw on the spot rather being unleashed to the point of no-return. This wasnt a resistance war, it was a civil war par-excellence. And those who argue it wasnt, then 1958 wasn't!

The news reported also shooting in Baalbeck and Hermel as well to open air, all Shiite locations, not sectarian? Of course not, these are Resistance bullets!!!! Each bullet is increasing its thrift!

Future TV reported that 3 trucks carrying arms were confiscated by the army. They were going to Halba for the SSNP. If that is true, why doesnt it appear on the Manar or NBN? Resistance bullets? If not true, how low the Future TV is aiming to cover up for the butchery up there?

Seems we are heading to a new Iraq!!! At least for now the bloodshed stopped temporarily. Let us hope Israel won't do its move.

An Eye Witness, for his own safety that trusted comrade chose the nickname "The Pen" wrote me as follows from there, describing me the situation:

"At 11.14 pm, and after few hours of the cabinet meeting, Seniora’s government declared that they will pull back the two ‘famous’ decisions. When Ghazi el 3arede was declaring that, shooting started to be heard. The shooting increased with time and it became strong. Then started the convoy of cars to fill the streets. Each convoy had a number of cars and motor cycles. What is nice about those guys, celebrating there victory is how they were stopping each distance, going out of their cars and motorcycles, and starting to shout “Ali Ali Ali” or “Haidar, Haidar, Haidar” and even the typical “Allah wa Nasrallah wl da7ye kella”.
Some of these convoys even had armed people in them shooting in the air each now and then!

These convoys are still taking place even now two hours after the end of the government declaration!!


And Nasralah stresses the point that it was not a Sunni-Shiite clashes !!"

(MFL notes: to be noted: Haydar and Imam Ali are two religious historical figures and heroes in the Shiite doctrines). Religion is the Opium of the Masses indeed...


No War but Class War!!!

MFL & The Pen

PS: Thank you again Comrade The Pen

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your report. Good news about the cancellation, but it is disheartening to hear about the opposition's reaction.

Renegade Eye said...

You called it correctly the first day, pointing out Hezbollah has never turned guns on Lebanese before, becoming just another foreign militia.

MarxistFromLebanon said...

Renegade, it is not a foreign militia... it is composed of Lebanese people who took arms in the face of Israeli brutality in the past... the myth of Hezbollah is Iranian (even though there are a group of hooligans there called Ansar Hezbollah) is not true.... Hezbollah sweeps elections undisputed in the South because of their shiite supporters and allies

ayla said...

It's a shame. There are now no leaders/parties/movements in Lebanon without blood on their hands. Hezbollah has lost all legitimacy... all the trust and support it gained from resistance since the end of the civil war. I am surprised Nasrallah could be so short-sighted. And the Sunni and Druze will never get over this. It's a disaster. :O(

MarxistFromLebanon said...

actually Ayla, they gained this reputation after the civil war and not during the civil war which lasted 16 years... during the war they were as butcherers like any party ...

MFL

Lalebanessa said...

MFL you told renegade:
"Renegade, it is not a foreign militia..."

Although you are correct that Hizballah are a Lebanese party,what you told renegade is a rather simplistic explanation.

They are payed by and take their orders from their Wali al Faqih in Iran, it is their religious and political ideology all rolled into one.

I will never forget Naim Qassem's words on the Iranian al-kawthar TV were he admitted that prior to striking any important position in Israel during the July 2006 war, they obtained approval from al wali al faqih first in Iran.

They have infact relinquished their Lebanese autonomy to their Iranian masters, and when we call them iranian now, this is what is meant.

LL

glued blue glass said...

Yes, MFL. This could have been an opportunity for something positive. Why do you think they didn't? Does it have to do with the fact that things are always brewing outside in the form of Israel, its puppet the U.S., and Iran? How do economics and class play into this? These are the roots after all. I have so much more reading, thinking, and dialoguing to do on this before I gain a glimmer of understanding.

MarxistFromLebanon said...

well I spoke in the past about them, but when you have such a large number from lebanon supporting them, then they are Lebanese with Iranian ties... as for the Wilayat el Faqih issue, expect a post coming your way about it.

Anonymous said...

I tend to agree with Angry Arab's assessment that due to the Sectarianism of all the sects (the political parties are in essence parties representing the different sects) and their continuous opposition to a secular State, Lebanon will NEVER be a viable nation and will always have the threat of civil war in the horizon.

Anonymous said...

MFL, when you have time, please comment on the situation on the ground now and what you think about the prospects of the dialogue in this post-mini-civil war phase. Thanks comrade.

glued blue glass said...

Yes, I'd like to know what the current situation is like. And to anonymous: I cannot say NEVER. It's all way too personal for me to do that. I grew up seeing war in Lebanon and I will die seeing lasting peace. I am an idealist to the bone.

Renegade Eye said...

Technically Hezbollah is Lebanese, with Iranian ties.

In my earlier comment, I was paraphasing you, from one an earlier post, when you mentioned this is the first time they took arms against Lebanese.

Liliane said...

Well said MFL, as usual! They really should have sieze this, I donno, once in a lifetime opportunity, to make things really better instead of ydirouwa, winner and losers, the gov in my opinion did not lose, they could've just said not and not retract their decisions, and made Lebanon another hell! but they did it for our sake, and for that I am glad.

Next step that they should all do, take it easy on the media, and put anyone shooting from a gun for celebration or hunting birds in jail!

MarxistFromLebanon said...

Oh well Liliane, what can I say, my dearest Liliane... you have been one of my earliest readers, and you know... it sucks... (plugs the electric guitar ...)

Alphast said...

Well, I have to agree with our Marxist friend: religion is the opium of the masses. I am certainly no Marxist myself, but if there is something I resent and abhor is people from an organised faith trying to tell me how to run one's life, or worse the life of a nation... Hizbollah, Amal and their Sunni or Christian equivalent have this in common at least: they believe fight for a god, when they actually fight for the corrupt interests of their masters. Shame on them!

MarxistFromLebanon said...

they dont believe in God, they create their own seperate Gods...