As summer begins, I get very busy with operations around here somewhere in the Lebanese mountains...plus I get to travel to the far flung corners of the world. Not sure yet, but I might end up on the French Riviera, then in the Scottish highlands and Wales. Hence, less postings on this blog. I hope everyone enjoys their summer as well.
Despite all the gloom and doom, I think the election of the jackass fundamentalist Sunni Morsi in Egypt is the best news in a long long time in the Arab world. First, the election was clean, and that;s a start, regardless of whether an idiot was elected or not.
Second, we need to hold these Muslim jackass fundamentalists to account, and what better way to do that than bring them to power so they can prove to the world and to their followers what we have been saying all along: They are not fit for power, and there is an inherent conflict between ANY religion (not just the Muslim one) and democracy. I am eager to see Morsi's ass get fried when he tries to cancel the David Accord agreement with Israel or impose Sharia Law on a sophisticated and educated Egyptian society. This is the pinnacle of the Muslim brotherhood; from here on, it will be downhill for them. The key is for the military NOT TO INTERFERE and let democracy take its course, because I am confident it will prove to all the Muslims and Islamists that their utopia does not work. It never worked in Pakistan, in Afghanistan under the Taliban, or even in advanced Turkey. THE ONLY WAY FOR ISLAM TO PRESERVE ITSELF IS TO STEP ASIDE, LIKE CHRISTIANITY DID IN MUCH OF EUROPE. The bottom line is that religion, especially religions based on excluding others, is incompatible with how the modern world operates.
In Syria, defections are mounting, and the Assad Ass will soon be frying.
Here in Lebanon, we continue to sink in the cesspool of religious bullshit - one Sunni cleric declared the other day he wants to impose a Committee for the Prevention of Vice and the Promotion of Virtue... just like they have in backward, primitive Saudi Arabia. Yeah, this is an idea that is very likely to catch on in Lebanon! Lebanese Sunnis and Shiites, devoid of the intelligence that even a mollusc has, continue their stupid feuds, while Gebran Bassil and Michel Aoun, in their simplistic naive provincial ways, try to change the Lebanese system from within and using the same tactics of the system itself. Bassil says he wants to reform the electricity problem in Lebanon. How? He wants the Lebanese government to give him 1 billion dollars, so he fixes the problem. And when his enemies in government obviously say no, he sulks and cries and doesn't understand why they won't listen to him. Aoun and the FPM are barking at the wrong tree, while they have allied themselves with the other jackass Islamists of Hezbollah and their buddies in Iran, to counter the jackass Islamists of Miqati and his Sunni buddies in Saudi Arabia. This is like trying to rescue the Titanic with a tugboat. What a genius this Michel Aoun. Like his nemesis in the Christian camp, former war butcher and criminal "DOCTEUR" Samir Geagea, Aoun believes that by sticking his head up Nasrallah's ass, he is saving the Christians. Geagea does the exact same thing, except he chose a Sunni ass to shove his head in. I don't know, but my guess is that the stench is the same.
I think Israel is shitting potatoes (it's Lebanese saying to mean they are scared shitless) at the Muslim Brotherhood's rule in Egypt. They will therefore steal the initiative and seize the moment (of the Americans sinking into their elections, for one) to strike at Iran's nuclear facilities, thus redrawing the political map. While this may seem reckless, it would be a very smart move right now, instead of waiting for the Muslim Brotherhood to cement its grip on power in Egypt and make an alliance with Iran. Striking now, before a clear strategy emerges, would preempt any stronger alliances between Israel's foes.
I hope to manage to get out then return before any of this happens.... Up here in the mountains, the whole world could go to hell and I wouldn't even blink twice. I have my tomato patch, and my chickens, and both summers and winters are mild. That is the only reason I still love this country. Same reasons that Khalil Gibran explained in his famous "You have your Lebanon (of religions and trashy politics), and I have mine (of beautiful forests and skies...)". Enjoy your summer.