The leaders of the Cedar Revolution, blessed and pressed by the American ambassador, forged a coalition with Hezbollah during the parliamentarian elections last year. Leaders of the “enlightened and democratic” March 14 Movement won because the support of Hezbollah. Members of Hezbollah who ran, democratically, for seats in the parliament were elected and won by wide margins. A new “independent” government was formed. Hezbollah was and still is represented by two ministers.
Then the national dialogue began with the blessings of the American ambassador. “The leaders” in this dialogue agreed unanimously that the Shebaa Farms are Lebanese. They declared that the farms are still occupied by Israel. They agreed that as long as Israel occupies Lebanese territory, Lebanon has the right to resist. Not to mention the land mines that Israel left behind when it withdrew in the year 2000. Israel refuses to hand Lebanon the maps to their locations. Civilians are injured.
The “democratically” elected leaders endorsed Hezbollah as a liberator of Lebanon from Israeli occupation. A liberation which they say was directly responsible for making the Cedar Revolution possible. They applauded Hezbollah for its high degree of self control, discipline and moral approach after the withdrawal of Israel. There was no revenge, no incident of violence against “collaborators” in South Lebanon.
The “leaders of the Cedar Revolution” – the same leaders who sat and ate and drank with Rice in the US embassy the other day while Lebanon burned – agreed and declared in the national dialogue that Hezbollah is not a terrorist organization. They blessed it as a resistance movement.
Well, Hezbollah carried on as a resistance movement. Can you blame them?
Then suddenly Olmert, Rice and Bush declared that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization. Who needs proof? Bush said so! And that’s that! Olmert starts his strike and Hezbollah grows more popular!
Today Israel withdraws from the surroundings of Bint Jubeil and Maroun al Rass. Leaving behind their vehicles and taking dozens of dead and injured soldiers with them.
Hachem the parliamentarian who owns the chain of Hachem gas stations is from Jubeil district. No not Bint Jubeil. Jubeil (or Jbeil) is Arabic for Byblos the ancient Phoenician city accredited with the invention of the alphabets to the north of Beirut. Bint is Arabic for daughter. Bint Jubeil is not a very large city in south Lebanon near the border with Israel. And Maroun al Rass is a small village. Israel was forced to withdraw today. Hezbollah launched rockets deeper (50km) into Israel for the first time during this war.
Is the worse still to come?