In a move clearly aimed at killing any hope that the Lebanese people felt at the signing of the Doha Agreement, the March 14 feudal traditionalists have proposed that Fuad Siniora, the nightmarish, impotent Prime Minister of the past two years, be re-assigned the task of forming a new government under the aegis of the newly elected President Michel Sleiman.
While President Sleiman can elect to choose someone else to run his government, his pick of a Prime Minister has to win an approval of confidence in Parliament, which is dominated by the March 14 feudal cronies of Hariri vintage, which kills any glimmer of hope at a new face other than Siniora and renewed hope out of the crisis.
Not only has Siniora, this former Syrian collaborator, shown his inability at getting anything done, but under his previous term, he has alienated the majority of the Lebanese people, and his mere appearance on television and in the media scares the Lebanese out of their wits. He is the man who, like a dummy, has the hands of his puppeteers (Saudi Arabia and the United States) up his butt to manipulate him in every which way they want. Siniora reminds the Lebanese people of their worst fears, because of all his indecision and whenever he makes a decision, it inevitably is a disastrous one. (see other postings on this blog about Siniora's fence-sitting on every issue:
- He is both for and against Hezbollah's resistance crap
- He is both anti-Syrian and pro-Syrian ("Syria is the sister", he said recently)
- He is pro-American and anti-American (he recently warned the Bush administration against scheming against Lebanon, at the same exact moment that Bush was praising Siniora and his government from Sharm el-Sheikh)
This is the moment when President Sleiman should prove his mettle. He should pick a new, young face from the Sunni political leadership as his Prime Minister, and relegate the ghosts and vampires of the past to where they belong. He should convince the March 14 feudal bastards to go along with his new choice and have the courage to face them in Parliament. Let them be responsible for the new crisis that they are brewing with their choice of the nightmarish Siniora. This is Sleiman's first real test.
But if Sleiman picks Siniora, then Doha is dead in the womb. To the Lebanese people, beware: Qasimodo Siniora is BACK........