Sunday, February 26, 2006

Aoun, Taxi of the Republic

I can imagine Michel Aoun as a butcher in a shop somewhere in Mount Lebanon, a restaurant owner in Baabdad or better yet a taxi driver, but I cannot imagine him President of the Republic.

Yet again today he talked about "burning Solidere". Is he that egocentric and irresponsible or is his diabetes affecting his thoughts? Didn't his intelligent advisors tell him that Lebanon lives on tourism and services or did he ever hear Charles De Gaulle say that he will burn Paris during the 1968 riots?

Aoun is no De Gaulle. Aoun is the less intelligent Lebanese version of Jean Marie Le Pen, a populist appealing to the basest instincts of his constituents.

Aoun has no shame and nothing can stop him from getting to the Presidency. He is uncontrollable and dangerously narcissistic.

He is no better than Geagea, Jumblat, Nasrallah and all the semi-gods that our Lebanese tribes cherish.

We had enough of them and their visions of sacrifice and death, their daily lectures, their ugly faces and their furious eyes.

We want simple politicians, with simple programs that will improve our quality of life. We want to live, work, laugh and do what normal people do in normal countries.

We want people like Aoun to beep and tell us: "taxeee?"


Anonymous Kant said...


i used to like reading for you.. it seems youve allowed ureslf to be bitten by the Emotional bug and become extreme. Well more extreme than Moderate..

if you ARE interested in knowing what "it was all about" maybe you can pick somehting up in here..

notice how ur "post" here sounds like the thread starters post there (except the opposite).. Lebanon can do without BOTH ur extremities..

Focus on Souss, Bodhisatva and Bullet Magnet, .. focus also on Amirkani, he seems close to GMA, one of his advisors i think.. he'll have some info ure interested in..

regards and enjoy

LOOKING forward to ur Next, More MODERATE and RATIONAL post..

26 February, 2006 02:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Definitely agree with you, but you're too kind with MA. I see him belonging in an Asylum.

I don't know how anyone could argue that this guy is sane!

Oh how I wish he would return to Paris...

26 February, 2006 12:24  
Anonymous bodhi said...

Voltaire mi amigo,

you have this time traded your Analytical skills and Critical thinking for indulging in emotional frustration?

why?! Return soon :), waiting for you!


26 February, 2006 14:12  
Blogger JoseyWales said...


Aoun=Joumblatt=Geagea, sorry but that is too easy and rubbish. I won't bother to count the differences. (And I have my doubts about Aoun, but they are very different from the ones about other politicians.)

Kant (of all people), sometimes reason takes you to the "extreme". Moderation is often, but not always, a virtue.

26 February, 2006 16:08  

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