DO THE LEBANESE REALLY NEED A GOVERNMENT?

 

We’re not impressed with all the hoopla about an absence of consensus over some new president for the Lebanese Republic.  In truth, the whole affair is a big Yawn.  When Michel Sulayman left office, thankfully and mercifully, there should have been a big sigh of relief – that is – unless the cunning Lebanese “lawmakers” found a way to extend his purposeless reign of stupefying ineptitude and humbuggery in order to justify their exorbitant salaries and unfettered access to the hallways of corruption – a necessary emolument which sits like a big fat pot of Fool’s Gold at the end of their purplish, Levantine Rainbow.

The Lebanese have never needed government.  They function best without it.  A country with negligible natural assets save some beautiful scenery (inviting tourism), gambling and lechery (inviting tourism), secretive banks (inviting tourism) and a laissez faire frame of mind towards everything because, you see, in Lebanon, as the saying goes, “you can even find bird’s milk in Beirut” –  requires no administrative body to hem in the endemic affinity for moral squalor and depraved mammonism.  Saudis and the rest of the Arabian monkeys come here to vent spleen over their suffocating Wahhabist culture.  Germans come here to try out the dark-haired Russian tarts for whom they lust in a country “blonded out and blinded out” by decades of post-Versailles inculcation in the inherent perils of too much melanin.  Whenever there has been a so-called “crisis” over the presidency, tourism has thrived, banks have prospered, airlines have expanded and arak sales soared through the proverbial roof.  Prostitutes (professionals akin to parliamentarians) do a brisk business in the absence of their elected procurors.  Happiness is only that far away.

HOW THE ABSENCE OF A CREDIBLE ARMY EXPLAINS THE NECESSARY ABSENCE OF GOVERNMENT

Lebanon has never had a real army. There is a reason for that which nobody wants to discuss.  It’s not for want of money because there are many regional actors who would love to take over that portfolio and build up a credible army for the Lebanese.  The problem is two-fold:

1.  An army in the Middle East is always a medium for revolution or coups d’ etat.  If you have a Shi’i-majority army, you might wind up with a Shi’i president and the repudiation of that old “Covenant”, “The Oral Agreement”;

2.  An army might be asked to help in the fight against the Zionist Entity – something no right-minded Right-Wing Maronite or Saudi-Sunni-catamite could possibly abide.  It’s Zionism that protects them, just like it protects King Abdullah of Jordan and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

 

With no real army capable of defending the territorial integrity of the French-created state, a president and his government exist simply by popular indulgence.   Being Lebanese means you don’t really care about the whole matter and the appearance of having a government is merely that – an appearance – that could be used to justify financial aberrations with references to legislatively created statutes normally deemed criminal, or at least “suspect”,  in most disciplined societies.  But, a government for any other purpose is unthinkable.  Like a Brooks Brothers’ tie, one can wear it or hang it up.  No great shakes.

With Hizbollah in existence, protecting the southern corridors of the country, Lebanese can relax and pretend they have a fearsome military to shame all other Arab armies – after all who kicked the Zionists out with the SLA?  Who kicked the Zionist haunches out of all Lebanon in July 2006 and hand-delivered Zionism’s first major military defeat since the battles of the October War?  And who gave the Syrian Army a nice boost in the Qalamoon, Al-Qusayr and Tal Kalakh?  But, there is a big “BUT” here too.  The Right-Wing Maronite establishment and its kindred Sunni-Saudi moles chafe whenever someone mentions Hizbollah – after all, it’s Hizbollah which constantly serves to highlight their ongoing treason and skullduggery when it comes to anything that smacks of Arab Nationalism or duty to Palestine.

The banks take care of everything else.  As long as the Lebanese have money to spend, and foreigners have money to stash away, and Arabians have money to buy those expensive Somali bananas, there appears to be no great need for a president.  What the Lebanese really need is a “Financial Coordinator” who makes sure everybody gets his weekly paycheck.  The Parliament, as thick as thieves, a riffraff of knaves, a knot of toads, should meet but once a year to draft laws proposed by the Coordinator.  The best way to insure they do not meet is to condition their membership on “charitable service” which means they get no pay.  When they cannot reach a quorum because they always will fail to meet, the Coordinator enacts the laws by default.

If you’ll notice, this standoff is producing come interesting insights into how Lebanon really exists.  Even Cardinal Bishara Al-Raa’iy tossed in his two bits about how the absence of a president is “shameful” and must be rectified immediately.  But, when Michel Aoun, the bane of Zionist and Saudi stooges in Lebanon, suggested a direct election by the people for the presidency, the subject hardly made the front pages of major news sources.  The fact is, the Lebanese “shadow government” can’t have direct elections because that would mean Aoun would be elected by a solid majority – an eventuality viewed by the Saudi monkeys as another victory for their major bete noire, Dr. Assad.  You see, there is no way but the present way to guarantee a president acceptable to the United States, the Zionist Entity or the Saudi troglodytes.  Once the people are given the right to vote, the U.S. and its allies go down to the main sewer.

It is only with the present system where the president is voted in by consensus of the morally bankrupt parliamentarians that somebody like Michel Sulayman can rise to power in Ba’abda.  With someone like Sulayman, the French can send in spies and terrorism enablers in broad daylight, stuff them in neapolitan-colored Oscar Mayer buses and drop them off in northern Lebanon where they can assist Islamist terrorists in killing Syrian secular Muslims, Christians and Alawis.  It is only with a president like Sulayman that the American ambassador in Beirut can come calling with a laundry list of demands that include the Lebanese turning a blind eye to terrorists massing in the Waadi Khaaled area and the Bekaa Valley in order to overthrow the legitimate government of Lebanon’s pesky neighbor.

Former president, Michel Sulayman, see here as a former “general” of the “Lebanese Army”, looks askance at the photographer to make sure he’s getting his best side.

 

In order to get the best candidate for the French-controlled Maronites and their emasculated Sunni/Saudi allies, the present system affords these compradorists their optimal chance to get Mr. Right elected.  And who is Mr. Right?  Only the little birdie in Tel Aviv knows.

It’s time to talk turkey.  The Lebanese do not need this government and should opt out for the only realistic choice: empowerment of the National Bank of Lebanon to do what their presidents cannot – run the country honestly.  In the absence of that, let the people choose their leader, the way they did it in Syria.

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NEWS AND COMMENT:

Everyone must read this eloquent diatribe against the existing demons in Washington and the flock of sheep gladly waitign for their personal skewers:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/08/the-american-political-mind-is-in-a-sad-tate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-american-political-mind-is-in-a-sad-tate

Remember Ziad’s article about how ISIS stormed Mosul?  Guess who got it right?

http://nsnbc.me/2014/07/08/al-maliki-fires-iraqi-general-afer-troops-allege-of-treason/

Nice analysis on Erdoghan’s future in Turkish politics:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/07/presidential-elections-candar-turkey-erdogan-akp-chp.html

Penny weighs in cleverly in the debate on the seemingly mythological character, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdaadi:

http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2014/07/mythopoeia-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi.html

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Thanks Ziad

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Ziad, great stuff on Lebanon, much appreciated.

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Ziad, I am afraid that there is a huge opportunity in this Zionist-CIA-Saudi-Turk-Qatari sponsored war on Syria, the resistance and Shia wherever they may be. Assad is not proving to be one to capitalize on it however. Lebanon should be divided with the region south of Beirut returning to Syria. Iraq’s instability should be used as an opportunity to return to Greater Syria. So, Maliki steps down in favor of Assad. Syria, Iraq and Lebanon need to build a union or at least a highly integrated alliance because this is just the beginning not the end of the war. Until… Read more »
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Aleppo wasn´t abandoned, the terrorists later cryed about the loss of support of the local people, which didn´t welcome them. The terrorists have to do massacres (remember the schooljardmassacre) to get influence over the people of Aleppo.

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Thank you for a very interesting and entertaining article. Does Ziad, or anyone, know what the actual population of Lebanon is and what is the true balance between the various confessional factions? Has a census ever been held?

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Big story on Russian side of the Internet – UN admitted that east ghouta chemical attack is a “rebels” work.
Any conformation from other sources – I mean that UN admitted it .

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That’s huge! I mean, we all knew it, but to have it like that. Do you have English source?

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Nope. Thats what I am asking, cause I can’t find any (mainstream surely will let it pass quitly) and i don’t know how to search UN website.

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The Lebanese might lack the need for a kind of govournment by our standards but they do need a branch of devoted militia to protect it’s borders. Since the SAA is drawn to it’s hometurf and struggles to protect the Syrian citizens from the Wahabees, Hezbollah is guaranteering the freedom and peace for all of Lebanon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfLkh4aZQPg

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FSA Flag being stepped on by NDF Reporter:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n4LMo-Na8YM

How rats from ISIS and FSA barking on each other on Radio calling each other Indifiel:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=afAmP17ygp8

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Priceless conversation between two rats, amazing to hear. Tks so much for sharing it.

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“Penny weighs in cleverly in the debate on the seemingly mythological character, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdaadi”

Thanks for the link and compliment Ziad.
Glad that post will get a wider read with your assistance 🙂
People have to understand that we have seen this myth before, swap out the brand and small inconsequential details- it’s the same/same/same

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Well i am an expert on the Lebanese politics, but just let me condense and summarize, there are two camps, one is for the good (Hezbollah, some sunni and some Christians) of the Lebanese fighting the rest , the other is run by believe it or not, U.S, saudi monkeys (march 14 group), Qatar, israhell, UAE etc..

But i would not trust anyone of these opposing groups except Hezbollah, some Sunni in Tripoli, Alawii and Some Christians, it is israhells dream to keep this country defenseless and divided.

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Correct,Just wait till SAA get those feared advanced Russian Anti Air weapon so that Zionists in Occupied Palestine will cry by threatening to make war against the Resistance of Axis.

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This is what our close Lebanese friends tell us : “Luckily we have the Hezbollah !”

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Another top piece. TY Ziad.

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Lack of powerful Government in Lebanon, is exactly what Israel,US and Saudis want. Of course, the government must not be a puppet of Israel and USA and must seriously consider the Palestinian cause.

Who are you ‘Ziad’ telling people otherwise!?

You better be worried about your country, ‘Syria’.

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Personally I think Christians should lead Lebanon as the muslim divide is too volatile. However we shouldn’t allow ring wing anti Syrian parties to rule, such as the kataeb. I think the Al Marada is a great party. They are pro Syrian and are Christian, but secular.