Dumped in the name of engagement, and under the forces of the world economy and terrorist distractions, Lebanon is quickly finding itself being flushed down the drain.
You've got a super power that tends to create high expectations in the minds of many, and which has its own priorities that folks in the small nation of Lebanon don't get. Or perhaps they do, and instead of fighting it out, they freak out and go beg outside the door of the next-door thug.
Today saw the release of the CBC report that made the UN investigation look more like a colossal waste of time than an investment in justice.
Today was also Lebanon's Independence Day. A silly presidential speech about "Lebanese solutions" was overshadowed by Hizbullah's continuous threats to cut off the hands of those who dare accuse the militia of involvement in the killing of Rafik Hariri five years ago. Yes, they will kill anyone who takes them to a court of law to defend themselves. That's how innocent people act, in Hizbullah's world.
It turns out that even the little bit of mismanaged justice is seen as too much for Lebanese people. Even Walid Jumblatt has described the tribunal, which today emerged as broken, as a plot against the good old rejection front.
So, the bet is now on the "SS"—Saudi Arabia and Syria loving each other enough for Lebanese to be spared the wrath of Iran-powered Hizbullah. Long live kings and thugs.
Down with justice.
I don't blog much anymore, mostly because there is no time, but also because of the absurdity of this situation.
Saad Hariri thinks he can exonerate the Assad regime and at the same time express confidence in the work of the tribunal.
Jumblatt is so scared of the latest world order, he would rather be humiliated in Damascus than acknowledge the disappointment of his own followers.
This is all too painful to watch, let alone comment on.
Happy November 22nd, old country.