Steve, a blogger friend at Brains Over Bombs told me how CNN described my blog as pro-Hezbollah while showing pictures of Israeli girls signing bombs before they were sent to bomb Lebanon.
I am not surprised. More than a year ago, during the days of Cedar Revolution, some of my posts highlighted the suffering of the Palestinians and the Iraqis. An anonymous left a comment then, stating that Lebanese bloggers do not comment on my Blog because it is pro-Palestinian.
Pro-Palestinian?! And I thought no one left comments because no one was reading!
No problem. I will not use cheesy clichés like: hell, I am pro-justice, pro-liberty and the rest of that stuff.
July 12 was supposed to be a Lebanese day of solidarity with the Palestinians of Gaza. A demonstration was planned to take place on that day, in the afternoon, in Beirut.
On July 12 Israel started its heavy bombing of Lebanon.
By the way, what happened to the ministers and the elected Palestinian parliamentarians who were abducted by the IDF from Gaza last month?
On July 12 Israel started its heavy indiscriminate collective punishment of the Lebanese people.
Israel expected us to be the cheerleaders for its troops as it destroys our country and kills of our children!!
Because John Bolton said that we can not compare the children of Israel with the children (collateral damage) of Lebanon.
Yes the same John Bolton with the smart moustache who received the Shield of the Cedar from our brave and castrated politicians of the Cedar Movement.
Today our children are being massacred. Yes massacred!!
I stand with our children.
Today the Israeli generals and PR officials refuse to accept that the killing of more than 300 children (ages below 12) is a massacre but insist that the killing of 12 Israeli soldiers is a massacre.
I choose to disagree. Am I pro-Hizbollah?
Does this qualify me as a terrorist according to Bush’s doctrine of: you are either with us or you are a terrorist?
I stand with my country. I stand with my people. All Lebanese do. All Lebanese bloggers do.
Are we all then pro-Hezbollah? And what if we are?
Now, how does a non-religious secularist who got married in a civil court after crossing the sectarian boundaries end up being pro-Hezbollah?
This is the naivety of the Israeli and Bush’s administration’s approach to the problems of the Middle East. An approach that is intolerant of other views to say the least. But this is another story.
So is this blog pro-Hizbollah?
This blog is pro-Lebanese, pro-Palestinian, pro-Iraqi, pro-whatever…
But one thing for sure, this Blog is NOT pro-Israeli.
Live with it!