February 12, 2008
THERE IS NO ARABIA:
Lebanon: The Only Option Left is War (Tariq Alhomayed, 12/02/2008, Asharq Alawsat)
The drums of war can be heard beating in Lebanon and all that remains is the actual war – it is clear that all indicators point towards an impending war. Since the murder of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and the string of assassinations that followed, the country has been heading towards a state of suffocation in a surprisingly fast manner.
Hezbollah's political dominance and the persistence of its adherents in accusing others of being informers, and the suspicion campaigns that are launched in the media at the expense of many Lebanese, in addition Hezbollah's domination of the city's public squares in Beirut – are all indicators that foreshadow war. The disruption of the state's economy, forcing it to submit to foreign control also signals an inevitable war that even the election of Lebanese Army Chief General Michel Suleiman cannot prevent. [...]
May God forgive what has passed, Arabism and nationalism does not mean spilling blood and the division of Arab states into smaller states and that the power hungry are left to play with our fate and future.
All pan-Arabism, like any nationalism, means is spilling blood. Posted by Orrin Judd at February 12, 2008 12:18 PM