Again a quiet night here, though the same cannot be said for some areas that are under Israeli fire. I am just getting ready to head to bed after a long day, and thought I would update the blog before doing that. After much debating in my mind, I decided to impose a commenting policy. All disrespectful or trollish/trouble-seeking comments will be deleted and the authors banned. I am not here to babysit. Grow up, people. If you have something of content to say, you are more than welcome to do so. Otherwise go play in your own backyard.
I want to address a point raised by someone, and I commented on it in the comments section, the issue of the Lebanese falling “prey” to the “extremist agendas” of HezbAllah. Well, HezbAllah might be an extremist organization (but not more extremist than the State of Israel), with extremist agendas, but what of that? Why should we trust the alleged goodwill of the Israelis and not stand behind HezbAllah? What guarantees do we have? How can you expect us to trust an Army and Air Force that has bombed our people, destroyed our country, all under the banner of disarming HezbAllah, implementing 1559, and returning the 2 soldiers (which one is it anyway, have the Israelis decided which explanation to stick to?), all for the sake of not falling prey to the extremist agendas of HezbAllah? Where is the “international community”? If they truly care about our sentiments why are 4 million people being punished for the “extremism” of a few? Instead of stopping the aggressor, you expect the victims not to be drawn to the extremist rhetoric of the only force that is capable of defending the country at the moment. I will tell you what. To all those who criticize the Lebanese for the clear choice they have made in siding with HezbAllah following indiscriminate attacks on civilians and infrastructure, your time is better spent addressing the root causes of such behaviour rather than attempting to convince the Lebanese to give up on it. Give up on it? After all that is said and done? 300+ civilian lives lost, and billions of dollars’ worth of damage, and we are supposed to think twice before endorsing extremism? Reality check. If the kidnapping of 2 soldiers resulted in such extremism on the Israeli side, what do you expect from us? Or is it that the mighty cannot be considered extremists?
I am sorry I had to say this, but enough is simply enough. I cannot believe that people still expect something from the Lebanese after all this has been happening in front of their eyes. Perhaps had they been sitting here in Lebanon and hearing the awful sounds of bombs being dropped on the heads of helpless civilians, or being trapped under the rubble of their houses with no one being aware of it, perhaps then they would have known the real meaning of extremism. Until then I will tell them: you have not seen extremism. Not from the Lebanese people. No matter what the world does to us, we are naive and believe you and your leaders over and over again. We might say “no more!”, but we will most probably still place hopes on you, that you will do something to stop this madness should it happen again. But maybe this time it is different. This is 1982 repeated, only this time the Lebanese are united and fighting a common enemy. To Israel: You might set Lebanon’s infrastructure clock 20 years back, but you will never set Lebanese unity 20 years back. The Lebanese have had enough of killing each other, but you, you want to turn Lebanon into a killing field. But I tell you: you have failed. Miserably failed. With every blow you receive, the Lebanese cheer. That is what you get for your monstrosity. Extremism begets extremism. And so you shall have an entire nation of extremists on your border. You may drop 23 tons of bombs on suspected HezbAllah centers and bunkers, but how many more can you drop? You might take out Nasrallah, or the entire HezbAllah leadership, but of what use is that to you? The resistance is the people, from the people, for the people. You cannot break a resistance without liquidating a people. And should you choose to do the latter, what sets you part from Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and co.? The fact that you are Jewish? You see, no matter what you do, we, the resistance, will always win. And if you still think you will get those two soldiers back, then you are the stupidest nation on earth.