Franjieh’s statement that March 14 needed blood to mobilize their supporters to stand up to and stop the opposition (Hezbollah, FPM etc) from massively demonstrating and toppling the government is just too fantastic to believe. This is like a person committing suicide to see who will attend the funeral. March 14 leaders must be a group of lunatics to do that.
March 14th statement that the purpose of Pierre Gemayel’s murder is to stop the international tribunal is too absurd to believe. The resolution on the tribunal was passed unanimously with no debate as a result of the murder. This has happened before when resolutions were to be passed on Lebanon; resolutions that would have taken some discussions and maybe undergone some changes. The accused must be extremely dumb to keep repeating the same mistake of accelerating the international tribunal that will indict them.
The respect gained whenever leaders (Jumblat etc) state that they were mistaken for taking a certain path quickly vanishes when they decide to stay and lead to and through another righteous path that they just discovered. The people (poor etc) pay the price.
Olmert is worried. He is afraid; in fact he is praying that the latest assassination will not lead to the destabilization of the region. Olmert is man with a heart of gold after all.
I may just be too simplistic and idealistic in my analysis or maybe I am suffering from the syndrome of living in Beirut continuously for more than two decades.
I just heard that ex PM Salim Hoss’ home in Beirut was attacked by group of young men raising some party flag. They were repelled by the security guards.
Tomorrow Minister Gemayel will be laid to rest. Cars with loudspeakers are roaming the streets of Beirut calling for massive participation in the funeral.
May he rest in peace and may his killers suffer the consequencies.