Some side effects of the systematic diluting, over the past years, of the political common sense, of the already delusional Lebanese, are the conviction that what is currently happening (and what has happened) is just a projection of the bickering between the regressive Syrian regime and (their ex–allies) the life–loving–progressive–cedar–revolutionaries.
And that any talk of involvement of inter–continental–corporations can be swept away as another conspiracy theory conceived by sick minds.
And as if the US has no plans or strategies which it is trying to implement in the Middle East.
And that there is not even a thin string of link between the Palestinian issue and (the high and mighty) Lebanon.
And that only romantic nationalists and leftist day dreamers (leftovers) still hold these wacky thoughts.
And that the heat of the roaring flames in Iraq is completely isolated and has no way of even tickling our sexy flat six-packs or deflating our beer bloated bellies.
And that Iran… and that Israel… and that Saudi Arabia… and…
- President Bush warned Americans to expect "heavy fighting" this summer during a critical time in his war strategy. "We can expect more American and Iraqi casualties," Bush said. "We must provide our troops with the funds and resources they need to prevail."
- A senior U.S. officials told CNN that as many as six U.S. military cargo flights carrying ammunition are scheduled to land in Lebanon over the next two days to resupply Lebanese forces fighting Islamic militants near the northern city of Tripoli. The Western-backed government of Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora urgently requested the ammunition ... the officials said.
- Minister of Youth and Sports Ahmad Fatfat (still acting as acting minister of interior even though the interior minister went back on his resignation) responded to a question about the high civilian casualties expected in the Nahr al Barid assault by saying: "you can't make omlet without breaking eggs".
- The same Minister of Youth and Sports (who was acting minister of interior then) ordered the security officers and the military apparatus in the Marjiyoun barracks not to confront the Israeli invasion army, during the July war, because it would have caused a lot of casualties.
- The caption in Hajo's cartoon says: "Smile, I am in Lebanon"
- This bulleted string must stop otherwise the digression will continue indefinitely...