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Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 223

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page of backlog is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory

Les Jobcenters in Germany fonctionnent a la maniere d’un service du travail precaire. Un million de recrues ont ete delivrer aux entreprises. Il y a 5 millions d’Allemans precaires qui touche 450 Euro par mois. The French are Not ready to adopt a similar program by Macron.

The big liar and ultra stupid warmonger: John Bolton, Trump new hire. In 2006, Bolton dragged and pressured Israel to resume its pre-emptive war on Lebanon for another 3 weeks , with the purpose of weakening Hezbollah. The plan failed miserably after 33 days of battles and Lebanon infrastructure, everywhere, was totally destroyed in that war by Israel jet planes. And Israel lost the war and begged Bush Jr. to work quickly on a cease fire.

Hassan Naser Allah, general secretary of Lebanon Hezbollah, mocked John Bolton after his appointment by Trump, in his speech recollecting the 2006 failed pre-emptive war of Israel: “I said that I have seen this face and bad mustaches, but where? And I recollected I saw it in a cartoon”. He meant The Simpson

I thought Trump was Not that religious: He keeps hiring those ultra Evangelical Zionist Fundamentalist (Pence, Pompeo and now John Bolton…). This religious movement believe like crazy that the Second Coming will take place when Jerusalem is turned over to the Jews.

Al Ghouta is over: Syria army liberated it from terrorist factions funded by Qatar, Saudi Kingdom, Turkey and USA. The terminal mistake of these factions is obeying the orders to shell the Capital Damascus.

If you feel familiar people are scared of you, probably you have a strong personality that put them to shame for Not taking any stand.

The term “paradigm shift” in field of sciences and sociology is synonymous with many civilization “blind spots” in mankind march toward higher levels of thinking, dignity and respect for human rights…

For various reasons such as maintaining structural hierarchies, preserving privileges, class struggle, religious and ideological dominance, preserving current knowledge and economic systems… societies maintained major Blind Spots that hindered its progress toward knowledge and equitable and fair rights to all the people.

During the French revolution of 1789, somehow the rights for women were totally forgotten in the equation of Liberty, Equality, and Human Rights. Historians prefer to attribute this neglect to the notion that women were Not an issue in this struggle, since societies were patriarchal in their structure for centuries and women managed to tacitly navigate the system in order to maintain sort of a power balance withing the family foundation…

Mind you that it was the women who marched on the Bastille prison on October 1789 and then on to Versailles where King Louis 16 and his family took refuge for more security from the masses.  

US women grabbed the right to vote in the 20’s after a long and arduous struggle of the Suffragists. This movement was successful as women from the highest ranks joined the fight.

Women led the labor movements in the two decades 1840-60

Ma 3endi moushkilat ma3 Sarkis Sarkis bi laa2i7at al Tayyar: saaken 7addi  bi zaat al share3 min 30 nenneh wa ma zaarnat. Al meshkeleh enno akhad mak3ad Nabil Nicola le2anno tofran (nazeef). Kanoun moufassal lal aghniya, wa ma farkat keef jaab al massareh

E7ssaass jameel enno Hezbollah karar yenkhoret fi moukafa7at al fassaad, wa al kouroud (sovereign debt) elleh ma elha taa2el, wa mounakassaat bil tardiyat

Badkon tesma7o lel sha3b yinakesh jadwa al kouroud al jadidat: Transparency, please


“Why Hezbollah of Lebanon pissed me off “: GW. Bush explains

GWBush wrote in his biography:

“On July 12, 2006, Laura and I had a stop-over in Germany on our way to the G8 at St. Petersburg. Angela Merkel recounted her childhood during the communist era in East Germany. Angela had a happy childhood, but her mother never ceased to warn her of mentioning family discussions in public: The Stasi (internal intelligence services) was everywhere.

News of Hezbollah capturing Israeli soldiers as hostages (and killing 8 Israeli soldiers who arrived promptly to the rescue and fell in the trap) triggered a strong reaction from Israel.

Israel bombed Hezbollah targets in South Lebanon, and bombed the civilian airport in Beirut to prevent further weapon supplies.

Hezbollah launched missiles on Israeli towns and cities

(How simplistic are the recollection of Bush Jr. on this important preemptive war on Lebanon! In a paragraph, Bush Jr. summarized the various attacks of Hezbollah on American targets within Lebanon in 1983…)

At the G8 summit, all members condemned Hezbollah for starting Israel reactive war. (

It was proven later on that Bush and Israel had finalized a plan of attack to begin in September, and thus Hezbollah preempted this planned war, but was not aware of the violent all-war reaction of Israel).

I was frustrated that Israel declined to attack Syria, thus facilitating communication and movement of Hezbollah.

Israel military targets in Lebanon were mostly doubtful, especially targets in Beirut and north Lebanon.  The immense damages to the infrastructure in Lebanon and the over 1,500 casualties among the Lebanese civilian were widely disseminated in the news media, and hampered the long-term prosecution of the war.

(In the first week, Israel failed to capture the first small town on the border called Maroun el Ras)

On the second violent week of Israel war, many members in the G8 demanded a cease-fire.  I didn’t side with their request: I wanted to continue the war until Hezbollah military power is eradicated. Fundamentally, the war on Hezbollah was to sending a strong message to Iran and Syria.

Unfortunately, Israel behavior in the third week of the war plan exacerbated the world community and the Lebanese government headed by Seniora, which was a strong ally to the US drive for democracy and liberty…

Israel bombed a building in Qana and killed over 30 civilians huddled in the basement.

(Israel had bombed Qana in 1996 where civilians took refuge in a UN compound and killed over 30o civilians).

Seniora was furious and was about to resign if the war resumed. The Arab leaders were afraid that the carnage in the pictures and video, circulating 24 hours on TV, could foment strong reactions of the people in the streets.

I convened the National Security Council, and the debate was hot.

Dick Cheney said: “We have to let Israel finish off Hezbollah.

Condoleezza Rice replied: “If we allow that, you may kiss good-bye to the presence of the US in the Middle-East region” and she proposed a cease-fire resolution in the UN and dispatching a multinational UN force to the Litany River.

I was for the resumption of the war, but I feared that lodging a veto in the UN will lead to isolating the US, instead of Syria and Iran.  Consequently, I figured out that long-term pressures on Syria and Iran out-weight the short-term successes on Hezbollah.  I dispatched Condi to the UN to iron out resolution 1701.

A cease-fire took hold on August 14,  Israel reactive and approximate war decisions, cost its precious and remaining credibility in the world community, even though Hezbollah was seriously weakened militarily.”

Four days before the voting on a resolution, Israel attempted a last, all-out advance of just 3 miles toward the Litany River.

Hezbollah destroyed 50 Merkava tanks and forced the Israeli troops to retreat every which way to the border.

(Interestingly, in the third day of the war, the delegates of Lebanon to the UN demanded to submit a cease-fire resolution.  The UN ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, informed them haughtily and in no uncertain terms that there will be no resolution before Israel annihilate Hezbollah.

Three days before the actual cease-fire, it was Bolton hurrying up to the Lebanese delegates and begging them to present a resolution.  He explained: “The Israelis are horribly harassing us for a cease-fire resolution, at any cost…”)

Note 1: The July war 2006, covered only three pages of the 484-page of the autobiographical book “Decisive moments: GW.Bush”  Amazingly, this war was the turning moment for the total failure of the US strategic plan of the “Greater Middle East.

Israel was reduced to defensive position, licking its wounds, examining its failures…

The Arab dictators and absolute monarchs who encouraged Israel to prosecute the war in order to eradicate Hezbollah military power were judged traitors by the Arab masses.

Turkey and the European States were pissed off with GW.Bush insistence of continuing the war for over 4 weeks. It was evident after the first week that the strategic goals have fizzled.  The remaining 3 weeks of the war were total liability to the US administration and Israel.

Hezbollah was on the offensive and frustrated all the haphazard attempts of Israel to getting back on the driver seat.

Note 2: Three days before the decided cease-fire, Israel imported cluster bombs from England of Tony Blair and launched 3 million bombs in south Lebanon (kids are still being killed and injured six years later).

This behavior was in retaliation of huge frustration and with the hope that the tiny bombs will delay the return of the inhabitants to their homes.

Amazingly, the next day of the cease-fire, the citizens in the south returned in mass, irrespective of official warnings and the destruction of all bridges

Israel goals failed on all front, and Hezbollah emerged as the first resistance force to checking Israel offensive all-out war.

Note 3: You may read the follow-up article How I spread liberty...

Note 4: Why Israel begged for a cease fire?

Playing ATARI with Isreal “defense forces”: Lebanese Resistance

Samir Kantar, an exchanged Lebanese prisoner, released from Israeli jails after 28 years of detention, published a book in Arabic.

During the war in 2006, while in prison, Samir told the warden who was boasting that Hezbollah will be crushed in a couple of days: “Just wait another week and you will realize that the Lebanese Resistance is playing ATARI with Israel “defense forces“.

Thirty-three days later, Israel recognized that it failed in all its goals and missions against Hezbollah and begged the US to facilitate urgently a UN disengagement resolution, currently known as resolution 1701.  US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, had refused any kinds of negotiations for an entire month until Israel explicitly urged him to immediately accept a cease-fire.

Hadarim prison, July 12, 2006.

“I woke up early before the daily count. I sleep on the upper deck, over my prison mate Mohammad Abu Jamous.  Mohammad told me that he read on the TV of an engagement at the Lebanese borders.  I thought Israel is retaliating in Chebaa Farms in Lebanon for the kidnapping of the soldier Gealad Shaleet in Gaza.

Another prisoner, Abdel Nasser Issa, informed me that Hezbollah successfully kidnapped Israeli soldiers.

In January 2004, Israel exchanged prisoners, among them were Cheihk Obeid, Al Dirani, and Anwar Yassine.  Sharon had refused that I be included in the swap and Hassan Nasr Allah, Secretary General of Hezbollah, had sworn to kidnap more soldiers for my release.

In general, Israel TV stations never give details during the day and just release news at night when people are at home and not willing to demonstrate or bother the officials. The T Stations mentioned this sentence: “It appears that Hezbollah is planning something“.  Israel defense forces, the only sources for news during war-time, refrain from divulging news quickly because it takes into account public reactions.

I restrained from calling Al Haj who is my intermediary with Nasr Allah, fearing that my cell might be searched and my secret phone found: We converse in coded language over the cellular phone.  Around 10 am, correspondent Alon Ben David said: “It seems Hezbollah executed a strategic operation”  I was convinced then that the resistance kidnapped soldiers.

Rony Daniel on TV 2 said: “Hezbollah started operations on the border and Israel is retaliating”.  A prisoner knocked on my wall and asked me to watch Al Jazeera cable channel; it wrote as an urgent news: “Hezbollah kidnapped two soldiers”  I told a prison guard the good news and he hurried to the administration quarters for confirmation on their coded channel named “YES“.

Israel scrambled all Arabic channels and we had to contend with the Hebrew ones. I had learned Hebrew but no news on this engagement were forthcoming.

The Hebrew TV 10 was relaying news taken from Al Manar channel (Hezbollah’s channel) along with pictures.  My brother and mother were speaking on Al Manar.  They were thanking the resistance and Nasr Allah for keeping their promise.

Israel TVs are now translating the speech of Nasr Allah saying: “This is the Loyal Promise Day; this is Samir Kuntar, Yahya Skaf, and Nassim Nasr Day.  You are close to the line for liberty.  If Israel wants war we will go it all the way.  The entire world will not be able to retake the prisoners without the release of Samir Kuntar and his companions.”

Israel government was to meet at 8 pm.  A swap occurred in 2000 for 3 Israeli soldiers; thus, there is no reason for an all out war on account of 2 soldiers, but I had the feeling that Israel will launch devastating air bombing and assassinating a few Hezbollah leaders.  At 10 am, Israel bombed all bridges linking Lebanon to its south region, most of the main roads, and many villages.

The names of the kidnapped soldiers were released:  They were Ehod Goldwasser and Eldad Regive.  I was apprehensive that it was going to be tough on Lebanon and the resistance but I was confident that Hezbollah will not be broken. I told my companions in prison: “There are no military expert in this government.  The chief of staff Dan Haluts and the intelligence officer Amos Yadlin are from the air force and they will not engage the army at this junction, and the new officers are too arrogant to evaluating properly the determination of Hezbollah’s military training and discipline. Israel society has gotten used to consumerism habit and more stranger to ideological stands.

In the first three days, the prison guards were showing off their jubilation; and then Hezbollah started retaliating to Israel fire with accurate hits in Northern Israel and the Golan Heights.  One million Israelis in the northern colonies vacated their villages and headed south.  Hezbollah missiles reached strategic locations in Haifa and many airfields.

On the evening of the third day, I passed by the prison administration to resolving a few problems concerning prison conditions.  A guard told me that the house of Nasr allah was destroyed: I didn’t tell him that Nasr Allah had changed location.  As I returned to my cell, Nasr Allah was delivering a speech on Al Manar and the radio airwaves Al Nour (light) dismissing his premature death and then, he asked us to look toward the sea:  The modern Israeli frigate Hanif was on fire.  The prisoners congratulated me “mabrouk”.  By 10:30 pm, Israel’s TV confirmed that Hanif was hit and many sailors dead and missing.

I called Joseph Samaha, Owner and editor in chief of the daily Al Akhbar; he explained to me his political reading of the situation: The US strategy for a Greater Middle-Eastern plan has failed.  Hezbollah has denied Israel a clear-cut victory.  Samaha joked: “Israel will be demanding that you apologize for instigating this war.”

Nasr Allah declared that the missiles of the resistance avoided the petrochemical complexes in Haifa in order to avoid any unnecessary escalation of the war.  A week later, a special prison force barged in my cell at 5 am for searching routine.  The search also targeted the other three leaders in prison: Marwan Bargouthy, Issa, and Toufic Abu Naim.  I was lucky that my secret phone was not found.

On the 10th day, Nahum Bernig wrote in Yediot Ahranote: “Run Olmert, run away from Lebanon”.  Marwan Bargouthy acknowledged that the Lebanese Resistance demonstrate total control in this war.  I learned not to pressure the sensitiveness of the Palestinian prisoners for the successes of the Lebanese Resistance.

The Arabic channels were restored without us asking.  During the day, Israel would declare capturing bordering towns such as Maroon El Rass or Bent Jubail and then retreating at sun down with heavy casualties. A missile “Khybar One” landed on Afoula, a major military city and airfield in the middle of Israel.

On the 15th day, an intelligence prison officer named Bettie bragged that Hezbollah will soon be dismantled.  I told her:” Israel will withdraw defeated.”  She retorted vehemently: “You know that Israel is invincible“.  I replied: “Wait another week Bettie and you will recognize that Hezbollah played ATARI with your army.”  Marwan Bargouthy exploded in laughter and told the prisoners of my good joke.

On day 22, Israel disseminated the news that Nasr Allah was kidnapped in Baalback.  Rony Daniel on TV 2 disparaged Israel’s falsehood for capturing an individual with the same namesake.  As 150 missiles per hour landed on Israel’s colonies, from this day on the prison guards would accept my news for correct facts.

On day 30 of the war, Israel amassed tanks and infantry for crossing Lebanon borders.  Israel suffered the destruction of 75 Merkava tanks and the killing of  two dozens of its officers.  Israel launched 3 million cluster bombs in order to deny the Lebanese returning home.

The next day of the official cease-fire, all 500, 000 displaced Lebanese were back home, oblivious to warnings and danger appeals from our government.




February 2023

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