Wednesday, January 18, 2006

It's the economy, ya hameer!

They hailed Assad and Ahmadinijad, they burned the flag of Jumblat’s party and they sang “mabrouk Gebran”, congratulating Gebran Tueini for his death.
This is how thousands of Lebanese demonstrated yesterday against US interference in Lebanon.
After Jumblat’s verbal attacks on the pro-Iranian party made it lose its “resistance aura”, Hezbollah, the demonstration’s main sponsor, has stepped up its campaign against the anti-Syrians in Lebanon.
The well armed Shiite religious party decided to take it to the streets.
“Just tell us the word ya sayyid, just tell us,” shouted a demonstrator in last Saturday’s demonstration against the US under-secretary of state to Lebanon after the protest turned violent.
The protestor was calling Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, to give him the order to start another civil war.
Hezbollah are playing Syria and Iran’s game in Lebanon. Nasrallah himself shouted it proudly later last year “Hezbollah is the ally of the Syrian regime and the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Today Hezbollah considers that Jumblat stabbed them in the back.
After the Syrian army ended its occupation of Lebanon, Jumblat formed an alliance with Hezbollah and Amal. He even went to Iran and met Iranian officials. And without Hezbollah’s electoral support the Hariri-Jumblat alliance would not be a majority in today’s parliament.
But according to As Safir newspaper, Iran stopped its financial support of Jumblat a couple of months ago, and it seems that things went sour after that.
Jumblat became a threat to Hezbollah today, especially after demonstrators protesting the shooting of municipality guards by Palestinian gunmen in the Naameh area cut off the Southern highway which links Hezbollah’s southern front against Israel to Hezbollah’s headquarters in the Beirut suburbs.
Last week the demonstrators, who insulted Nasrallah and Berri and blocked traffic for three hours, probably took to the streets in coordination with Jumblat.

I don’t know where all this might lead Lebanon, but what I know is that no one is optimistic and everyone is worried and that means that no one is spending. The economy is hurting even though the Beirut Stock Exchange is booming, (there are less than 10 traded shares on the BSE) and Arabs are investing in real estate projects in Solidere.

So I urge those great politicians of ours to stop flexing their political muscles and start using what is left of their brain cells and shut up and start working on improving our economy.
And I urge my decent Lebanese brothers and sisters to demonstrate against the current political mayhem by taking to the streets and shouting a Lebanese version of Bill Clinton’s election slogan : it’s the economy, ya hameer(donkeys)!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

ASADUDDIN OWAISI MP MEEETS HIZBULLAH LEADERS IN LEBANON

HYDERABAD LOK SABHA MP ASADUDDIN OWAISI IS THE FIRST INDIAN DIPLOMAT TO VISIT LEBANON AFTER THE WAR ACCORDING TO THE ETEMAAD URDU DAILY AND DECCANNEWS AND ISLAMIC NEWS OF SYRIA MR ASADUDDIN IS ON A PRIVATE VISIT TO LEBANON AND SYRIA AND NOT REPRESENTING THE UPA GOVERNMENT OVER THERE IT IS SAID TO BE A GOODWILL VISIT AND TO SHOW SUPPORT OF INDIAN MUSLIMS IN THE WAKE OF DEATH AND MASSIVE DESTRUCTION OVER THERE ACCORDING TO THE REPORTS MR OWAISI FLEW FROM DELHI TO DAMASCUAS CAPITAL OF SYRIA AND WAS THERE FOR 3 DAYS AND EVEN VISITED ISLAMIC HOLY SHRINES AND EVEN VISITED THE GRAND UMMAYD MOSQUE AND AFTER THAT HE WENT TO BEIRUT AND ON HIS STAY THERE HE VISITED THE SOUTHEREN PART OF BEIRUT CITY WHICH WAS THE MOST BOMBED AREA IN BEIRUT WHICH WAS REPETADELY STUCK BY ISRAELI WARPLANES AND FROM THERE HE ALONG WITH VARIOUS OTHER SOCIAL AND AID ACTVISTS HE WENT TO QANA AND VISITED THE PLACE WHERE A BUILDING WAS COLLAPSED AFTER A ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE IN WHICH 57 CIVILLANNS WERE KILLED AND MR OWAISI HAS EVEN VISITED THE PORT CITY OF TYRE WHICH WAS DESERTED AT THE TIME OF WAR AND BINT JEBIL AN AREA IN SOUTHERN LEBANON WHICH WAS THE MAIN BATTLEFRONT BETWEEN HEZBOLLAH FIGHTERS AND ISRAELI ARMY AND IS SAID THAT THE WHOLE VILLAGES IN THAT AREA HAVE BEEN DEVASTED BY THE FIGHTING WHICH LASTED FOR 34 DAYS AND ON HIS VISIT TO BEIRUT THE HYDERABAD MP GAVE AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW TO THE HEZBOLLAHS RUN TV AL MANAR AND IS SAID THAT HE HAS CAME TO LEBANON TO SHOW HIS SOLADIRTY WITH THE LEBANESE PEOPLE AND SAID HOW INDIAN PARLIAMENT HAS CONDMENNED THE WAR IN LEBANON AND HAS OFFERED AID WORTH 15 CRORES DOLLARS TO LEBANON HE EVEN MET WITH MANY CIVILLANS AND OLD AGE WOMEN WHOSE SONS WERE KILLED WHILE FIGHTING THE ISRAELI ARMY MR OWAISI WILL STAY IN LEBANON AND MEET LEBABNESE MPS AND EVEN WILL VISIT INDIAN EMBASSY IN BEIRUT AND MEET INDIAN EMBASSY STAFF AND AMBASSADOR .THERE ARE SOME REPORTS SUGGESTED BY ISLAMIC WEBSITE THAT HE EVEN MET HEZBOLLAH LEADERS WHILE HIS STAY IN BEIRUT REPORTS SUGGEST HE MET HIZBULLAH COMMANDER IN SOUTH HASAN HUBALLAH IN A SECRET LOCATION AND WHILE COMING OUT OF THERE WAS SURROUNDED BY HIZBULLAH GUNMEN HE EVEN MET HIZBULLAH CHAIRMAN FOR ECONOMIC AND RESARCH DEVELOPMENT DR ALI FAYYAD AND WITH THE TYRE CITY MAYOR MR ALI MUSHARRAF AND EVEN MET WITH VARIOUS OTHER LEBANESE POLTICAL LEADERS AND MPS OF VARIOUS PARTYS SPEAKING OUTSIDE LEBANESE PARLIAMENT AFTER COMING OUT MEETING WITH LEBANESE PARLIAMENT SPEAKER NABIL BERRI THE MAJLIS PARTY LEADER OF HYDERABAD SAID ISRAEL HAS COMMITTED ACTS OF STATE TERRRORISM BY TARGETING INNOCENT CIVILLANS AND DESTROYING ITS INFRASTRUCTURE WORTH BILLIONS AND THIS WILL OR NOT DAMAGE THE HIZBULLAH AND THE LEBANESE PEOPLES WILL TO FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL OCCUPATION

13 October, 2006 02:54  

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