FACEBOOK: CUT OFF THE COUNTRY OF LEBANON FROM YOUR NETWORK. PEOPLE'S FREEDOM OF OPINION ON YOUR NETWORK IS BEING TRASHED BY THE LEBANESE HEZBOLLAH GOVERNMENT OF JACKASS PRESIDENT MICHEL SULEIMAN.
To people from around the world: Don't be fooled by what you read about Lebanon having a vigorous press and a haven for free opinion. This is the biggest lie ever to convince a few pitiful tourists to come spend a few dollars in the miserable, dirty, corrupt dictatorship that Lebanon has become.
For one, the "free" press merely appears to be free in Lebanon because each of the major corrupt politicians owns a newspaper and a television channel, and they hurl insults at each other like they have been doing for decades. This may look like a vigorous intellectual fight over ideas, when in reality it is the same militia mentality transposed into the printed word. The fact is, there are no Independent newspapers or television channels that operate outside ant affiliation with a political party, a religious group, or other biased entities. In fact, it is virtually impossible to start a newspaper or a television channel or any medium of information in Lebanon, because the laws and regulations (put in place by the corrupt monopolistic establishment itself) make it very hard to do so. You have to be a member of the Press Syndicate in order to be able to own or run a newspaper or television channel, and in order to become a member of the Press Syndicate, guess who decides to let you in the club? The current owners and managers of the various politically-affiliated media. So if they don't like you or if they don't like your ideas or if they think you can a breeze of fresh air that threatens their stale rotten control of the spoken and written word in Lebanon, then they will deny your application to become a member of the "Press Syndicate" club of sold out journalists for hire that they are, and then you cannot start a newspaper or any news medium. Believe me, I tried.
Then, you have the recent Facebook episode whereby the Great Maronite Jackass in Baabda (الأهبل الكبير في بعبدا) Michel Suleiman arrests and charges (and will soon convict) three young men for making disparaging comments about His Great Maronite Assholeness on Facebook. For me, this is the equivalent of the riots that erupted a few years back when a comedian poked fun at the Great Shiite Cro-Magnon Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah: his Shiite goons invaded Christian East Beirut, burning and looting and killing.... authentic Islamic customs and lore at work. Basically, in Lebanon, you cannot criticize the politicians unless you are one of them: They can spend millions of the dollars they pilfer from the Treasury on their own personal media empires to hurl insults at one another, or they can impose their ideas by force of weapons (like Zeballah), but ordinary citizens are not allowed to say one word against their Corrupt Highnesses because they will immediately dispatch their militias (Hezbollah goons) or the State's own militias (the Security Forces and the Army are basically at the service of the Mafia bosses who run the country) to intimidate ordinary Lebanese who dare "harm" their image or the "pristine" relations that Lebanon has with the civilized country next door, Syria. Now, for them to spend any time fixing roads, have running water or electricity, or do any of the services that a State and its officials are supposed to do - that would be beneath them. They are Great Jackasses or Sayyids or Beks, or Sheiks, and they all have friends in other big and powerful countries, and that is why they are all in power - because they have heavily armed friends.
Lebanon is a dictatorship disguised as a democracy - and a pitiful one at that. It would be acceptable if these corrupt jerks ran the country by force, AND still run it well. But for them to take power by force, AND not deliver basic services, that is mind-boggling. The Lebanese are really a stupid people for accepting to live like this - like a herd of mentally retarded idiots who every 2-3 years are herded to the slaughterhouse because of the big testicles of their bosses, and then when they have a chance at elections, they vote them back to power!!
The Great Jackass in his Palace up in the Baabda hills, General Michel Suleiman, is an embarrassment to Lebanon. The country of Lebanon has been in a state of war for more than 40 years, a jungle of militias, killers, gangs, foreign armies, mercenaries - including Suleiman himself as a lackey to his Syrian masters in Damascus - and there is no end in sight, while the Lebanese army is a pitiful organization that operates at the mercy of corrupt politicians who are sold out to foreign powers and countries, like Suleiman himself, and the best thing that President Suleiman can do is to arrest three youngsters who criticized him. Why doesn't he fix roads, cut down on pollution and on deforestation, provide more than 8 hours of electricity a day, deliver potable running water (instead of the millions of plastic bottles and jugs that trash the forests and waters of he country), work hard and stand on principle to eliminate the remaining militias of Hezbollah and the Palestinian terrorists instead of bending and turning his ass to them and to Damascus like the Syrian whore that he is?
How can these people have the decency to stay in power when they are hapless helpless idiots who do nothing for their country other than sit pretty in their palaces and pretend to be running a country? And Suleiman is only one example. Hariri and Berri and all the other tyrants are the same... They each work for a foreign country:
- SULEIMAN = SYRIA's MAN in Lebanon. He is married to Wafaa Khouriyeh, a Syrian whose brother used to be Hafez Asad's spokesman. The Great Jackass is married to Syria!
- HARIRI = SAUDI ARABIA's MAN in Lebanon. The guy was born in Saudi Arabia, he had the Saudi nationality before he had the Lebanese, and he keeps a goatee like all the Saudi royals do. He inherited the premiership from his fat bastard father Rafik who became prime minister because he had billions he made kissing ass and building gold-laced toilets to the Saudi royals.
- BERRI = IRAN's MAN in Lebanon. This is the ultimate foreign dog agent. This guy pretends to have a party called Amal, which is nothing than a facade (with ties - cravates) to the Hezbollah mastodonts (who wear no ties because it is a decadent western thing). Because Hezbollah is an embarrassment socially, Iran created the good (Amal) and the bad (Hezbollah) aspects to the Shiite community of Lebanon. In other words, Berri is Iran's man to the same extent as Nasrallah is, except Berri looks acceptable to the West because he does not wear a turban and has no beard. But the bottom line is the same: Both he and Nasrallah are foreign agents paid and managed by Tehran to cause havoc in Lebanon by harassing Israel with their pitiful pathetic weapons and rockets, and without any consideration to the damage they are doing to their own country. The ultimate foreign mercenaries.
Conclusion: There is no free press in Lebanon and there is no democracy in Lebanon. Both of these propositions are LIES. Lebanon is a terrifying Gulag where people are made to live in fear: Fear of dying from wars and crimes and militias and bombs.... Fear of Hezbollah and the Palestinian terrorists and the Israeli retaliations.... Fear because of en incompetent useless army and security services who, instead of doing their job go hunting after young men poking fun at their president... Fear of going hungry in an economically bankrupt country whose young people continue to leave and emigrate... Fear of saying anything that upsets the tyrants that run their lives... Lebanon is the new modern Soviet-style Gulag in the Middle East... Welcome to the cold and cruel Lebanon, where you can go to jail and be tortured because the government's priority is maintaining the proper image of the Great Maronite Jackass Dummy who is brought to Baabda every 6 six years to satisfy - like a perfect whore does - everyone. Before the current Jackass Suleiman, we had an even worse Jackass Lahoud who did exactly what the current scumbag Suleiman is doing: Kiss the Syrians, the Iranians, the Hezbollah cretins on their hairy and prickly asses, then wipe his filthy mouth with the Lebanese flag! I should call him the Great Whore in Baabda, but that would be insulting to the real whores whom I respect more than this imbecile, and then Jackass (جحش or بغل in Lebanese) is more appropriate, don't you think?
HRW: Charges in Suleiman-Facebook Case Undermine Lebanon's Reputation
Human Rights Watch has urged the Lebanese government to "immediately" drop criminal charges against three men for posting comments critical of President Michel Suleiman on the social networking site Facebook.
"The charges cannot be justified given that a major element of freedom of speech is the right to criticize a public official," the non-governmental organization said.
The group also called on Lebanon to repeal penal code provisions allowing for prison sentences in libel and defamation cases.
"These charges undermine Lebanon's reputation as the country with the greatest tolerance for free expression in the Arab world," said Nadim Houry, Beirut director at HRW. "Using criminal laws to censor Lebanese citizens is an embarrassing step in the wrong direction for the government."
Naim George Hanna, 27, Antoine Youssef Ramia, 29, and Shebel Rajeh Qasab, 27, were kept in detention between June 22 and 28.
They face up to two years in jail if convicted. The men were released on bail on July 2 pending further investigation.