Walid's Wanderings

Reflections on life, good-and-evil, family, humanity, and anything else that occurs to me, usually when I travel. Right now I am on a 6-year trip through Lebanon, the homeland I had never really lived in before.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Thanks to my research department


Freespeech: Article

The End of Lebanon? - by Ran HaCohen

A Bad Status Quo

Civilian Resistance in Lebanon

I don't know how it's going to end, but the underlying fact is every man has his breaking point. In this case, it's every nation. Unless some compromise is reached, what we have here is a three-way race between three random processes. Which will happen first?

  1. Will Lebanese citizens, running out of food and faced with contagious diseases and further random death from the sky, decide that they no longer want anyone defending them from this onslaught?
  2. Will Israel civilians stand the continued closure of their schools and factories in the north in order to appease their generals' desires to regain their "invincible" reputation?
  3. Will American swing voters get the picture and vote the bums out?


No one else matters right now. Syria, France, Iran, Turkey -- no one outside the three nations above really has any influence on what is going on.

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