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Archive for June 29th, 2009

Fooled Myself


I fooled myself. I pitied myself.

            I wanted to know all, diligently, for decades.

I wanted to change the World

            In my dreams, night or day.

Aloof, confused, distracted and detached of your Worlds.

             It was the right thing then.  Still right, now.

I now take one task at a time.

             Now that time is worth everything,

Time is irrelevant to me.

             I could be happy.

Another wave of assassinations readied: Bi-Weekly report (#26)


            Israel has readied another wave of assassinations in Lebanon.  The main strategy of Israel in Lebanon is to encourage civil wars because it is helpless to tame the Lebanese by brute force; it tried it three times after 1992 and failed miserably.  As soon as Israel gathers intelligence on social unrest in Lebanon then it begins enflaming sectarian conflicts that the Lebanese have not manage to overcome by its archaic political structure and election laws. 

            We can already predict the timing of political assassinations when the governments in Lebanon fail to form unity government.  Israel participated heavily in the execution of an international decision to assassinate late Rafic Hariri PM because the timing was appropriate.  After Israel and Cheney assassinated Rafic Hariri then Israel went on assassinating the intellectuals and activists George Hawi, Samir Kassir, and Jubran Tuweiny who were in the vanguard of seeking unity among the Lebanese.  The civil war failed to materialize because the leaders of the majority in the Parliament knew that these assassinations were perpetrated by Israel and not by the opposition or Syria.

            Israel resumed another wave of assisations on political figures and Deputies such as young Pierre Gemayel.  Civil war failed to take off and thus Israel decided to activate her military plan to invading south Lebanon for the seventh time.  The war occured in June 2006; after 33 days of active bombardement and destruction of Lebanon’s infrastructure the ground attack failed miserably because Hezbollah resistance kept her ground and defended evey yard and evey town.

            The trend of assassination before the June war 2006 and afterward pointed to close cooperation with Israel among inside Lebanese leaders; it was as if the Lebanese leaders were implicitly selecting for Israel the potential personalities that are disposable for assassination because they constituted liability for the progress of George W. Bush and French Chirac strategy in the Greater Middle East.

            What prompted my article is that after the parliamentary election of June 7, 2009, the same majority in the Parliament are trying to resume their older plan of failing to form a unity government as was agreed on in Dowha.  The signs are pretty leaning toward that direction of hording the government and key civil posts in the administration.  The majority elected 4 under-secretaries to Nabih Berri in the Parliament such as Marwan Hamadeh, Fatfat, Ogasapian, and Zahrat and eliminated a representative of the Tayyar of General Aoun who has a block of 27 deputies out of 128.  These four under-secretaries are servile to their masters and big mouths but they share one other common denominator: they failed to recognize the new dynamics in the region and thus they have become huge liability to their leaders; they should have declined to resume doing politics as usual and stepped out of politics.


            My hunch is that if within 10 days Saad Hariri (called upon by 86 Deputies to form a government) drags his feet in constituting a unity government then Israel would have received the strong hint to try destabilizing Lebanon and would step in. It stands to reason that one of the first candidates for assassination could be from among those big mouths that are serious liabilities to their leaders and have served their duties. There is another Deputy who is a liability to all leaders and has no value in representing any one; his death has greater value for short term gains during the formation of a government.


            Iran won on two counts in the latest round of problems during and after the election.   The Iranians have proven that they have national objectives and are ready for reforms.  I would have been sceptic that the regime in Iran is functioning well if not for these mass demonstrations that are pointing direction for change and rejuvenation of an empire.

The Days of Pardon; (June 29, 2009)


            On the first Tuesday evening of each month, Adonai reserved a secluded quarter to meditate and write two lists.  Each list was divided in three categories.  First, Adonai would read his diary of the past month and take notes.  In the first list he would list the acts that he felt were unjust to his neighbors and individuals he dealt with; then the acts that he felt were unjust to society as a community, and then the acts that did not correspond to the commandments “Do not do to your neighbor what you don’t want him to do to you” such as do not steal, do not kill, do not arouse his jealousy, respect your parents, and the rest…  The second list contained what individuals, the community, and God did wrong to him in acts and calumnies.

            Early the next day of Wednesday, Adonai would seek an isolated place in nature, preferably a hill, and would read aloud the two lists.  Adonai would finish his ritual by saying with complete confidence: “I have been unjust to you God and you have been unjust to me.  This is my day of pardon. God, you forget my faults and I forget your faults.  Let us meet next month for another conversation”

            Adonai speech to God is the easier part on Wednesday: the hardest acts are to visiting his neighbors and communicating his candid and naïve habits.  Adonai knew that it is these visits and his candor that exacerbated the community wrath against him: he was stepping out of bound and drying the dirty clothes of the community to God without their assent. Adonai is repeating these mockeries 12 times a year; as if once a year should not be enough.  Adonai would not mind reducing the number of “Days of Pardon” but reading his diary would take longer and the lists might grow longer and more tedious without frequent homework. 

            A consensus might be appropriate: Adonai will resume his habit with the uncomplaining God once a month and he would visit his neighbors once a year.




June 2009

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