Our society needs Moderation NOT arrogance
Our society needs flexibility NOT extremism
Our society needs reason NOT fanatism
Our society needs TOLERANCE NOT violence
Monday, August 14, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
انهمرت دموع رئيس وزراء لبنان فؤاد السنيورة
وربَّ دمعةٍ ذُرِفُتْ ... أَصابِتْ لبَّ الفؤادِ
كدمعةٍ مِن عينيكَ ... دولةَ الرئيسِ فُؤادِ
وكلّ دَمْعَةٍ غَلَبَتْ ........ عَبَرَتْ حُدُودَ فُؤادِ
وأذا الدمعةُ رَدَّتْ ........... عَدُوّاً ذَادَ فُؤادِ
We have all witnessed a historical and an emotional moment of PM Siniora's genuine love to his country and to his people. PM Siniora once again has proven how much Lebanon deeply means to him.Crying can be interpreted by many as a sign of weakness and despair but also weeping before the Arab ministers and the world can be a powerful message from a war torn and defendless country like ours.This event has taken me back to pay a tribute to a great leader, "our martyr Rafik Hariri", may God bless his soul and rest him in peace, Amen. Apparently, martyr Hariri's indisputable love to Lebanon has significantly rubbed off on PM Siniora.Despite our suffering and pain we will prevail, God willing.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Thanks, But..... we need your support
Many thanks to all of you who asked about me and showed their support. I really appreciate it and need it to cope with all the destruction and death surrounding me. I need your support to stop the mass massacre that my people are facing as a result of the Israeli attacks on my country. My country is under attack with a level of aggression that I have not seen in my entire life. Barbaric acts against civilians, with no attention paid to the difference between children, women, elderly, and the handicapped on one hand, and fighters on the other. Everybody is a target for the bombs that are falling on us like black rain, like fire balls, from military planes that have not left our air since Wednesday July 12th, 2006. Their horrific noises have deafened our ears. Children's cries of horror are tearing our hearts. We asked for the international community's help to broker a cease fire. They did not care. All they care about are their regional interests.
The aggression is not only against people, but against infrastructure. All the bridges, tunnels, roads, electricity plants, fuel tanks, IT networks, water dams, and every other aspect of infrastructure has been or is being destroyed. Thousands of people have been displaced. We are currently helping people to settle in schools and other public facilities, and trying to supply them with minimum survival amenities.
We did not want war, but they did not ask us. We Lebanese people are tired of war, we want peace. Too many loved ones have died over 20 years of wars. I was born in war, grew up in war, lived through wars, through Israeli occupation, through assassinations, through horror, through displacements, and I had enough, we had enough, Lebanese people had enough, Lebanon had enough! Enough Destruction….enough!
Unfortunately, two Israeli hostages were taken and three were killed, an operation which I am deeply sorry that we could not stop. But does this justify a barbaric attack that has up until now killed at least 1,000 people, injured Thousands, displaced hunderds of thousands, and ruined an entire country? Israel bombed buses with 21 women and children fleeing from their village. Bombed a house killing more than 60 mostly children. Innocent people, running for their lives, not terrorists, not military people but women and children were burnt! The international community remains silent…This summer was our summer. We were happy to show our beautiful small country to the entire world after we have been rebuilding it for 15 years. We invited friends, family, business people and promised them a lovely time. We were so proud of what we accomplished. In few days, Israel shattered our dreams in an unbalanced, crazy, sad, barbaric act of aggression; high-tech military planes high in the air bombing unarmed and defenseless people on the ground. In tghe first 4 days, Israel destroyed our country, killed our people… Blind Unjustified Aggression! Please help us spread the word. I and all the Lebanese need your support