Sunday, July 09, 2006

A Dictator in the Making

Candidates for the leadership of democratic countries spend months campaigning. They engage their opponents in debates of ideas and they usually market their social and economic plans to the electorate.

This is not General Michel Aoun’s style. He kicks, screams, swears and abuses. He did not learn anything from his exile in France.

"Lebanon is a ranch that can be purchased. Whoever thinks so will not be staying in the country for much longer," he said yesterday.

Where is the positive message in that? What is his plan to make things better?

He calls his opponents liars, cheats and thieves but has nothing to show in counterpart.

Furthermore, I remember very well when he once proudly stated that he was behind resolution 1559, today his speech shifted completely: “"The United Nations handed down Resolution 1559 without any regard for our (Lebanese) will," he said yesterday.

This man is dangerous. He is a dictator in the making. It is really disappointing for I once believed in him.


Anonymous libnanews said...

the actual sentences of aoun and its context:

"He claimed the billionaire heir to the assassinated ex-pm, Rafik Hariri, believed "Lebanon is a ranch that can be purchased. Whoever thinks so will not be staying in the country for much longer."

The government, which is largely loyal to the Hariris was comprised of "liars… (who) have failed to honor one sentence of the 34-page policy statement" that won them a vote of confidence in Parliament a year ago."

""They are cowards. They were humiliated by the Syrians, and they still feel intimidated by the mere mention of Syria," he said. "In contrast, we confronted them (the Syrians). When the confrontation ended, we requested the best of relations.""

the whole article:

at least when u re talking about something, u should place it into its context to be able to present it accuratly otherwise you are misleading your readers and here it seems it is on purpose

09 July, 2006 11:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how placing the sentence in the context changes any of the meaning. If anything it makes it more shocking, and further convinces me, that you have to seriously be brainwashed or on drugs to follow a lunatic like Aoun (And this in no way means that I support any of the other dogs out there, but I am sick of people elevating Aoun as a Saint, while in truth, he shares the same caracteristics as all the other actors on the Lebanese scene :
1. Blood on his hands
2. Lots of money (go figure where that comes from)
3. Personal interest drives party machine (in this case, baking his nuts in the Presidential pool)

10 July, 2006 13:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A dictator in the making indeed!

I guess he forgot his own humiliation in 1990-1991 due to his poor judgment that cost Lebanon dearly. He claims all previous politicians collaborated with the Syrians - what other options did they have when there was a world decision for Syrian hegemony in Lebanon? He is so eager to become the next president, he denies it but it is written all over him. He wants the government to resign and he is calling for early elections hoping to gain more seats in parliament to get him elected. He thinks by making others look bad he will look good. He claims he had been insulted when he is throwing insults left and right.

I don't see what good Aoun can bring to this country.


10 July, 2006 23:27  
Anonymous frencheagle said...

Libnanews is completly right

the way the post is written seems to say: aoun considers lebanon as a ranch, the actual way how he said it is that hariri considers lebanon as a ranch

it s a biast post, showing everything that real journalists should avoid, and how the meaning of the sentences removed from their original context is changed.

the anonymous lost its tempter about it as he is not didnt see it from a professional journalistic and analytic point of view.
it is a real illustration how people like anonymous are getting brainwashed by the local ambiance consisting of not analysing the fact into their contexts and just after that making judging the information. however being intoxicated by the general brainwashing ambiance, i m feeling that he wont ever succeed to do so

11 July, 2006 10:07  
Blogger mike said...

hello evryone israelis and lebenonis
hello evryone there who is reading this letter. first of all i want to apologaize if my english not so well but ill try o.k. i bealive that u will understand evrything.
so, here it is, first of al my name is Mike and i am from israel from Nahariya. as u know Nahariya has boombed all the time even now thia city got the most boombs from all the citys. me myself thinking that its not good and not healty to enyone. alot of peaple dying ther both of sides a lot of destruction and its very bad. but u know what and i know deep in my heart that u r lebenonis who lives ther in the south u hate the Hizbala and dont want them there at all couse they r destroy your life there and threat u that hey will kill u and your family and i thing beacouse that u cant do nothing. so what i advising u to all the lebenonis that against that hizbala write here in the internet as more ull write as many peaple will indentify with us and maybe like that we will get out the fucking hizballa to syria!!!!! i know that u r not guilty at all, maybe a little that u dont fight with syria, maybe u r afraid from them but if u all will go and ull be against syria evrything could change. syria and eran r guilty with evrything eran suplay the money and syria the man to hizbala, this 2 countrys r need to "fix" them and kill al who threaten on the world.
and this is a big message to syria and eran, u r so week, so week that u already start to talk like chikens before someone came to u and talk with u, yes yes and remmember one thing and save it into your head for on's and all: israeli army is the best in the world it was always we r the best and we dont afraid nothing at all!!! maybe we r not suicide and not fanatik like u (hizbala) beacouse its not in our religene that "fanatik" word and even not in yours its something that u made it up, but dont worry this time its for real and this time its to the end and dont worry syria u r not so threat like u r show your self, and we and i and i bealive all the lebenonis pray that israel army will bombed u for once at all. dont worry it will come and when it will come..... u will see and u will cry so many tears will fall from u like the our and lebenonis tears that falling now at this days.

u know what i realy dont understand but all the world and i mean al the world have problem with the muslems why for got sick only with u? something is wrong with u gugs, maybe u want to rull of all over the world and if u cant so u go to other option to suicite, tis is good? ha?

20 July, 2006 13:18  

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