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Lebanese social structure: A live laboratory for the world problems? 

And what if Lebanon was created to be a living laboratory?

To study and analyze societies’ behaviors around the world?

This is not a far fetched conjecture. All the ingredients were available when Lebanon was recognized a State by the UN in 1946.

A laboratory for nations, where researchers test the behaviors and reactions of communities of around 4 million, with two dozens varieties in religious sects, language, affiliations…

Three million is practically nothing compared to the current 7 bn crowding earth.

Testing and analyzing the resilience, foolishness, idiosyncracies, craziness, mythical belief systems… when submitted to pressures of different kinds, innuendoes, threats…

Where are these researchers and what kinds of pressures and constraints do they exercise?

From where are these researcher dispatched from? NGO, semi-public organizations, semi-public institutions…

Economists, political scientists, military, sociologists, mass psychologists, physicians studying how a people commit suicide when given doses of testing poisons…

Apparently, the equipments are not that expensive

Paradoxically, a few media focus on confessionalism, feudalism, sectarianism, genders rights… could do the trick

You break sections in the corrupt system

You force the government to resign and make sure the next government is not voted on for an entire year

You lure the parliament to vote for themselves and extend its tenure for 2 years, against the constitution on the lame excuse that security is lacking for people to vote…

You execute a few terrorists attacks

Spray calomnious stories from anonymous high level sources

You foment hateful emotional catalysts

You scare off the people that the election of a President to the Republic is pretty doubful and not recommended…

Where in any political system do Presidents to the Presidency NOT have to submit their canditature? The Parliament can name a canditate when in session and elect anyone it want, even a convicted criminal who was pardoned for political motives.

If I can be convinced that the world is benefiting from our live experiments, and drawing practical alternatives for change, I ‘ll be contented: We have always been the sacrificial lambs, before Palestinians, Iraqis, Libyans, Yemenis…

If not for Hezbollah resistance to Israel’s frequent preemptive wars, the Lebanese have been behaving as group of fish moving in tandem in reaction to local orders, each sectarian caste fishes having its own sectarian leader.

Note: A translation of the French text by Jamil Berry ‎Entre Vitrine et Arrière Boutique on FB


Et si le Liban était un Laboratoire?

Un laboratoire des nations, où les chercheurs testent le comportement et les réactions d’un groupement humain de 3 millions d’habitants.

C’est rien 3 millions rapportés aux 7 milliards peuplant la terre.
Une éprouvette ( éprouvée) sur une paillasse , testant sa résistance à la température aux pressions de tout genre.

Qui sont ces chercheurs, et quelles sont ces pressions?

Des économistes, des politiciens, des militaires, des sociologues, des médecins assassins étudiant le stress qui s’abat sur une population entière,( c’est quand même autre chose qu’enregistrer l’accélération du rythme respiratoire et la suffocation d’un cobaye dans une enceinte vitrée).

De quoi leur laboratoire est-il équipé?

Paradoxalement, ce laboratoire ne coûte pas cher en équipements car il faut justement le dé-s-équiper:
Vous y gonflez le fait confessionnel.
Vous sectionner le câble des freins de la corruption.
Vous faites démissionner son Gouvernement et vous vous gardez de le remplacer trop vite

Vous prolongez hors constitution la validité de son Assemblée Nationale, de son Chef d’Etat Major des armées, et bientôt de son Président de la République.

Vous désarticulez le lien social en injectant les haines émotionnelles totalement infondées.
Vous saupoudrez quelques attentats.
Vous semez la panique.

C’est là que cela devient intéressant:

Le peuple pris dans une nasse, se comportera comme un ban de poissons à l’approche d’un prédateur, et qui vire soudain à droite , puis soudain à gauche errant dans l’aquarium ! Les gens se focaliseront sur un problème immédiat : Manque à gagner considérable. Désorganisation de l’économe. Quand et où frappera le prochain attentat ? et par conséquent décider ou pas de quitter le pays …

Alors que les chercheurs eux, posent d’autres questions :

– Quand “l’état” cessera-t-il de payer le salaire des fonctionnaires?
– Quand la famine frappera?
– À Quand les exodes massifs ?
– Quand le Liban sera-t-il entièrement solubilisé ? Dans…
– Dans ? …

( Je ne puis le savoir, je ne suis pas chercheur )


“Thank you Beirut”. For what ya 7abibteh? Don’t mention it…

 published in the Huff Post World this April 28, 2013

“Before I left for my trip to Lebanon this December, my 84-year-old neighbor told me about the fantastic nightlife in Beirut.  She had visited the city after World War II, while her husband was stationed in Europe.  She told me about Beirut’s unique blend of European sophistication and liberal leanings in an Arab milieu.  Just about 150 miles from Cyprus on the Mediterranean, Beirut served as a gateway to the Middle East.

Flash forward to today.

A generation of Lebanese disenfranchised by 15 years of civil war, a technical state of war with Israel, the presence of the Hezbollah in Lebanon and the war in Syria have contributed to the decline of Beirut as a safe, reliable point of entry into the Middle East.  As a result, the soul of Beirut’s Western-leaning temperament was mimicked in Disney-esque style by the city of Dubai. And it’s a crying shame.

It’s sad because Dubai is now viewed as the preeminent, “culturally westernized?” city in the region.

Dubai, as an urban personification of the West, is the spoiled little boy who has to have the biggest piece of candy. It’s a place with Texas-inspired adoration for the new, big and sparkly; a town with a New Yorker’s greed to have more.  Cops drive in Lamborghinis.  Visitors party at nightclubs imported from Las Vegas, Amsterdam and… Beirut.

Yes, “Music Hall,” Beirut’s hippest nightclub, just opened this January in Dubai. And although Condé Nast travelers ranked Dubai’s hotels and resorts as the best in the Middle East, Beirut was listed as the best city. In fact, the quaint but touristy town of Byblos in Lebanon was ranked ahead of Dubai.  The city’s pitiful score in the category of “culture” is what dragged it down in the rankings.

Why should Americans care?

Because the continued chaos of the Middle East has frightened us away from visiting this pivotal region of the world.   Like it or not, Americans are part of one global family.

We need to know our brothers and sisters. Places like Lebanon, not Dubai, should serve as stepping stone to help us appreciate and experience some of what the Middle East has to offer. Putting the region’s current military strife aside, what do Americans miss by traveling to Dubai instead of Lebanon?

The resiliency of Beirut, a city that’s been destroyed and rebuilt 7 times.

A place that’s been infused with an independent streak since Constantine turned the Roman Empire Christian, yet many still flocked to the pagan outpost of Baalbek to celebrate the gods of Jupiter and Bacchus.  Yes, Bacchus.  Because wine was first cultivated in the Beqaa Valley.

Over a thousand years before Dubai is mentioned in historical record, the Phoenicians were trading shiploads of wine with Carthage. It’s a country where you can ski in the morning and be on the beach in the afternoon. And that’s right, the food and the nightlife are incredible.

Americans have the power to wield our military might on whomever we deem as terrorists, or friends of terrorists, or factions who might help terrorists. We’ve agreed that the War on Terror is a boundary-less fight; we’re no longer fighting nations, but radical sects.

Yet the presence of the Hezbollah in Lebanon has seemingly damned the entire nation as a country riddled with terrorists. It’s a double standard, applied to one of our closest ally’s enemies.

Yes, the Hezbollah has perpetrated horrible crimes against Americans, and their radical destructive approach is unacceptable. To the Lebanese, they are an accepted political party, holding 14 of the 128 seats in Lebanon’s Parliament. They wield a fair amount of power for a variety of reasons.

Lebanon’s parliament operates in a delicate tension as its seats are pre-determined based on religious affiliation. However, the composition of those seats doesn’t match the religious distribution of the populace.  The infighting this construct creates enables other players, like the Hezbollah, more latitude than might be expected.

Importantly though, the Hezbollah provides support for a selected component of the Lebanese population in a way its government cannot. And their radical message is also, for whatever dark reason, attracting members. Without a stronger Lebanese government, supported by a more robust economy, power in factions such as this will continue to grow.

Lebanon needs our help. The majority of the Lebanese would prefer to stay out of the Syrian war next door, but the madness is seeping across its borders.

Lebanon has yet to fully recover from its own civil war, and may very well be drawn into this one. This will only make it harder for Lebanon to build up the economic power it needs to reestablish its presence in the Levant.

Rather than invest in another rock star-themed restaurant in Dubai, I challenge an American coalition to help build a national railroad in Lebanon. This basic infrastructure will open the country to trade and tourism, and alleviate the miserable traffic that hampers the country’s efficiency. A stronger economy will empower the government.

The government’s renewed strength can help control radical factions which seek to bring harm to members of our global society. Lebanon can reassert itself as a welcoming place for Americans. And Americans can learn to become citizens of the world, not just of our country

Note: If not for Hezbollah resistance against Israel preemptive wars on Lebanon in 2006, Lebanon would have disappeared from the political map.

May  2009 Bi-Weekly Report (#22) on the Middle East and Lebanon

 The US Administration and France of Sarkozi vetoed a resolution condemning Israel’s genocide in Gaza.  Obama and Sarkozy consider that genocide practices are good for the stability and progress of the world. 

I understand that Sarkozy is in a difficult position in France and must rely on the flimsy support of the Zionist lobby in France on ground that somehow he is Jewish by a convoluted way. 

It is getting clear that Sarkozi is a Zionist who believes that Jewishness is an ethnic entity, a sort of a race and not a religion.  If that is the case, then why Sarkozi is still President of a nation who claims to separate religion from state’s functions?  

Why Sarkozi does not relocate to Hungry, the origin state of his parents?  Why does not Sarkozi transfer to Israel proper and live in a colony, a land usurped from the Palestinian people? President Sarkozy excuses the atrocities of the Israeli State and refuses a whole nation such as Turkey to adhere to the European Union on grounds that it did not fully satisfy human rights conditions expected by the civilized world of the EU.

Maybe if Sarkozi ponder a little on his genealogy then he might discover that his grand parents were Janissaries (Inkisharieh) in the Ottoman Empire army.

President Barack Obama doesn’t get it. 

The world community has also elected him to apply the promises during his electoral campaigns or what people wished he meant for a stable and peaceful world. 

Barack Obama doesn’t get it; his Administration is sidetracking him into redundant and Non effective messages and actions.  Obama should know that hate crimes, genocides, “collateral” civilian damages, apartheid behavior and covert racism are not behaviors to be swept under carpets and hope that they will be taken care of by time.

Barack Obama doesn’t get it that Zionists are not to be cajoled and given more time to sober up and start acting as democratic and the rational nations wish they do. 

Zionists will not abide by the United Nations guidelines and resolutions through diplomatic gimmicks; no resolute actions are not about to convince them to change their racist and apartheid behaviors.  

How about President Obama orders Hillary Clinton to condemn Israel barbaric actions once in the UN? 

The world community is waiting haplessly for a sign of real change of position by using the UN as the international body that send the right and proper message for civilized codes of behavior.

So far Barack Obama has been a big mouth with no teeth to make Zionists comprehend that he meant to establish a Palestinian State; to free the Palestinian people in the ghetto of Gaza from misery, famine, and lost opportunities to join the civilized nations.

Barack Obama has been a big mouth with No teeth to actually liberate Syria from this economic embargo that is hurting the civilians and on this humiliating apartheid black list of nations, as if the Syrians are any worse than the Israelis who have been continuously demonstrating that they are the real terrorists in masterminding the most abject activities around the world.

Time is running out on Obama to prove that he is a President of real change that the world would be proud to accept as their leader for change.  If you cannot send a strong message to even the Zionist lobbies in the USA then how will you navigate world problems that require global resolutions?

Barack Obama is to meet Israel Netanyahu.  I would be highly disappointed if Obama cows for just one second.  Iran is not the problem.  It is this ideological apartheid virus applied in a tiny State and constantly cajoled and condoned by the western societies that can spread havoc. 

The Pakistani army is supposedly making a breakthrough by killing one thousand Taliban fighters in the Suwat region.  Nothing has changed; war generates war and Obama is going to deal with another quagmire for the rest of his tenure. 

Leaders always have good intentions of compensating economically ravaged regions that they contributed in setting aflame.  It is not by war that good intentions are attained.  Millions of civilians have vacated the area into refugee tents and many thousands are simmering with feelings of revenge. 

There are no people worse than others: there are people who could not enjoy institutional opportunities to diversify their perspectives.

Another war is reaching an end: the Tamil forces in Sri Lanka are giving up the fight.  Thousands of civilians are in refugee camps.  The Tamil Party is a nasty separatist and apartheid “Christian” movement that learned terrorist tactics from the masters in Israel and in former apartheid South Africa State. 

It is hoped that the western powers let the Columbus government deal equitably with the aftermath and not add fuel to an ignited situation.  The State of Sri Lanka is going to need huge infusion of economical and financial aids if the consequences of a civil war are to heal peacefully. (China filled the economic void, at a long-term price)

Friday, Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah delivered a powerful speech during the presentation of university diplomas. He said that the private communication system of Hezbollah is the most important tool that the resistance had to defeat Israel.

But the Lebanese government had decided on May 5, 2008 to rob the resistance of her potent power.  The leaders of the government of Seniora PM, Saad Hariri, Walid Jumblatt, and Samir Geagea coordinated well the project with Israel and the USA.

Thousands of Lebanese were lured from the districts of Akkar and the Bekka to Beirut and wait in safe places packed with arms and ammunitions.   Jumblatt had previously publicly proclaimed these facts and Nasr Allah confirmed it.

Nasr Allah divulged that the government plan was to initiate a temporary civil war in Beirut and then ask the world community for peace keeping forces in Beirut.

Those citizens financially lured by the government to come to Beirut were not told the purpose of their summons and when they realized that they are to fight Hezbollah then they withdrew at the first attack.  The Lebanese consider the Hezbollah resistance as the pride of Lebanon for defeating Israel after 33 days of barbaric invasion in 2006.

Saad Hariri had vouched that the Mustaqbal movement will never forget May 7, 2008 as the sky is blue.  Nasr Allah replied that May 7 was meant for any government never to forget the consequences if it recklessly repeats foolish decisions without Hezbollah consent.

 General Michel Aoun of the Tayyar urged his supporters not to be sidetracked by those Christian candidates claiming to be neutral or supporting the President of the Republic.  The objective is to win as many parliamentary seats as is needed to activate change and reform.

Note: Israel is conducting on May 31 the largest military maneuvers in its 61 years on Lebanon’s borders and the government thinks that it does not concern Lebanon




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