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Part 2. Civil war didn’t End yet? This time around…

You have this desolate second largest city in north Lebanon: Tripoli means the Three Cities where three separate quarters were governed by the kings of Byblos (Jubeil), Saida (Sidon) and Tyr (sour) in antiquity. Tripoli is currently ignored by the government, and has been for many decades.

The inhabitants of Tripoli are practically living in the Mamluk period, when the Near-East was ruled from Egypt, 7 centuries ago, and they wear the white “Arabic” jelabiyya, as if they were part of the “Arab” Gulf Emirates, or an extension of Saudi Arabia, without the these head gears igal, just carrying long beards and stuff…

You may read details on Tripoli and how it fared during the 17-year civil war, https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/testimonials-of-a-civil-war-in-lebanon-continue-6/

The adjacent district is the Akkar on the borders with Syria. Akkar is another part of Lebanon totally ignored by the successive governments of this pseudo-State. Most of the soldiers and lower files and ranks are from Akkar, an agricultural area and lacking all kinds of facilities.

The US, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar are pouring in war money and weapons into the northern districts by Syria borders in order to support the armed Syrian insurgents against the Assad regime.  The weapons are shipped to the port of Tripoli and sent from Libya…

And the UN German ships controlling the arrival of ships loaded with weapons, a task assigned by the UN resolution to tighten the embargo on Gaza, has failed in its mission…The latest demonstration of force showed the emergence of heavy weapons in the streets of Tripoli…

The Lebanese  army is doing its best to counter this volatile situation and to control the influx of armed Syrian infiltrators into Lebanon and the exit of armed people from Lebanon into Syria.

Mind you the government has been queasy of extending a forceful and a resolute order to the army to do its jobs.

While fighting was raging in Tripoli, a couple hundred of social platforms connected people gathered in silence on Martyr Square in Downtown Beirut

It looks as a rerun of the conditions of 1968, which resulted in the civil war of 1975.

After Israel occupied all of the West bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem in the preemptive war of 1967, thousands of Palestinians experienced another wave of refugees into Lebanon. In 1968, Lebanon allowed the military wing of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to set bases in the Arcoub region (south-east of Lebanon) and as a self-autonomous area where the Lebanese army would not venture to enter and control.

In 1970, late King Hussein of Jordan crushed the PLO and the armed Palestinians flocked to the Arcoub Safe Zone, and gradually controlled most of South Lebanon.  A year later, the Capital Beirut became the main headquarter for all Palestinian factions. Lebanon was reduced politically to a de-facto Palestinian dictate.

In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon and entered Beirut and forced the military wings of the PLO to vacate Lebanon.

And you have the same elements who supported the armed Palestinians supporting the armed Syrian insurgents…

And you have the same kind of confused and perturbed weak government proclaiming that its policy is Not to intervene in troubled Syria or to strictly control the influx of armed Syrian insurgents…

Interchange armed Palestinian movements with Syrian armed insurgents, and north Lebanon will become another “Arcoub” of Safe Zone for launching military attacks on Syria instead of Israel…and another civil war will befall Lebanon…

You read on social platforms this slogan:

Implicitly, what the youth are saying:
1. We don’t care what the radical Islamists wants to impose on us: We want them to stay clear from our safe zone neighborhoods in part of Lebanon…
2. We don’t care of the government motto of “staying clear from the troubles in the neighboring States, such as Syria..): All that we want is potable water, electricity, and not meddling in our life-style…
3. We don’t care what regime in Syria will replace the Assad clan…
4. We are so totally apolitical…We are frankly too ignorant in world affairs…we are the vegetarian kind, the doing good for the environment and climate, the youth not meddling in our own internal political affairs, we are the worldwide connected zombies…
And that is the problem: they don’t give a fuck and leave the fuckers decide for them…as if the war will never reach them…
They prefer to wait for the calamity to struck, but they won’t wake up…They are apolitical…and so is war?
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Civil war didn’t end yet? This time around…

This time around there will be a Victor in Lebanon civil war.  And it will be far shorter. And the warlords (still running the pseudo-State) will be exposed to trials for crimes against humanity, genocide, and transfer of citizens…and the trials will be public, documented, with eye-witnesses, equitable…and  punishment will be severe…

And we will snatch a central State, and a citizenship, and civil laws…and the 18 officially religious sects will have to relinquish their control over the citizen civil status…

Foreign powers: superpowers (mainly the US), regional powers (Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan…), and even the new comers to the scene of meddling with Lebanon internal affairs, such as the absolute Gulf Emirates…have decided to rekindle the hot embers with powerful blowers.

For a couple of months now, “placiers”, (those distributing goods to small shops and hired by monopoly merchants), have been disseminating rumors that Lebanon is going to witness a Hot Summer.

The US has already dispatched warning to its citizens to refrain from visiting Lebanon.

The Gulf “Arab” Emirates have prohibited its citizens from spending summer in Lebanon (plenty of useless and expensive villas will be empty)

Saudi Arabia is putting all its citizens in Lebanon on yellow alert to vacate in short notice…

The hot summer has started in Tripoli up north, close to the Syrian borders, and spread to the Akkar district, and the “Future Movement” of the Hariri clan used RPG and heavy weapons to secure a main artery in Beirut (Tarik Jadideh) as their exclusive fiefdom…

Most alarmingly, many sectarian parties are attacking the credibility of the army, the only institution still functioning in Lebanon and uniting all the disparate “citizens”…

It is easy to exploit and manoeuvre sectarian streets and cities in this multi-theocratic State of Lebanon…

It is equally easy for the sectarian leaders and warlords to appease these successive “guided” one day-long upheavals of burning tires, closing streets, and raising all kinds of flags, but the Lebanese flag…

Most probably, tiny Lebanon will be unable to sustain a stable central power for a significant duration…

And it is very probable that the new generation is willing to fight the good fight, just to capture the feeling of belonging to a State, of being considered citizens with equal rights and obligations, obeying to civil laws that do not discriminate on the basis of  genders, religious belief, districts, or class status…

The new generation, this time around wants:

1. To finish up the 17-year civil war that started in 1975 and didn’t end properly. They want to emerge as Victor, for a democratic and civil society

2. To establish a central State that is willing to adopt the many reforms on the table for equality under civil laws and availability of opportunities

3. To put the half-dozen main warlords to trials, the same one who recaptured the power after the first phase of the civil war in 1992, as if they were the real winners, in order to resume the archaic political/social structure that is unique to Lebanon…

You read on social platforms this slogan:

 
I will develop on the implicit and explicit meaning of this slogan and other banners in part 2.
 
For today, Lebanon needs urgently to prosecute the last phase of the unfinished civil war: Lebanon wants a Victor in order to establish a modern State.
 
For today, Lebanon needs urgently to prosecute the last phase of the unfinished civil war: After 65 years of a pseudo independence and the impossibility of regular and gradual reforms for our political/social system, there will be a definite victor, this time around, to securing a central State, engaged on the side of the people, the citizens.
 
 

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