While the Maronite Patriarch continues to meddle in politics and his right-wing followers (gangs of Samir Geagea) continue to bash Iran left, right, and center for being a “theocracy”, the tea-serving internal security forces have fired live ammunition at protestors, killing one, injuring at least 4 others, in Beirut. The incident took place as the forces arrived at the area to remove what they call “illegal” housing. The authorities allege that the protestors started rioting and firing shots, preventing them from performing their “duties” (but they did perform their duties in Marja’ayoun), which forced them to fire in the air to disperse the demonstrators. The result of this “firing in the air” fest? At least 4 civilians sustained gunshot wounds, and another died. An autopsy revealed that the killed civilian had received two gunshot wounds in the back from two different rifles, at a distance of 2 meters. Members of the tea-serving force received stick-and-stone wounds, and are now whining about “varying material damage” to their vehicles.
I prefer that they stick to tea-serving. Really. I am sure they would make ideal husbands.
In the meantime, Israeli jets continue their fly-overs. Today they picked Ba’albak in particular. Still waiting for UNIFIL to shoot down a fighter jet or two. Mandate? What mandate? Now I get it. The Bush administration’s definition of terrorism has to do with who serves tea to Israelis when they come face-to-face, and who doesn’t. And UNIFIL only shows its rotten and bloody (the blood of the victims of the Marwaheen massacre) teeth at the Lebanese. Of course. I mean, they said it outright. They were here to protect Israel’s “right to exist” (or was it “right to self-defense”? I mean, it changes so often, at times it’s just self-defense, at others it’s more hysterical, it has to do with existence and extinction).
By the way, some of the best tea I’ve had is Bigelow. Especially the orange & spice herb tea. Well they have lots of flavours, but I haven’t tried all. Their website is tea heaven. Something the internal
security tea-serving forces should look into.
Also see: Episode I