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What Is The Deal With Lebanese People????

I came to the decision to post this message very reluctantly.

I am very disturbed by the attitude of certain Lebanese; both those who left at the start of the conflict, and those who remained.


Early on, there were several reports of non-shiite Lebanese wishing Hezbollah to loose

While their country's infrastructure was being destroyed by a foreign power.

While poor civilians with no mean to get out were being killed.

Even, the politicians were issuing mild, subdued condemnation of both Israel and Hezbolla. You would not believe they lead a country whose army just lost nine soldiers in the hand a foreign country.

And what about those who fled the country in the safety of their adopted country?

The majority were just happy to be safe and back home in the US. Which is understandable; but the appalling thing is they rarely expressed any thoughts of sympathy for those they left behind and who are still under the gun. Some of their concerns seem rather shallow and supercial. Many a times the retuning Lebanese lament on loosing their night life by leaving Labanon abruptly.


Even on debates on TV, the moderator always seems to find a Lebanese who is against Hezbollah or just neutral in the conflict.

In most countries of the world, despite religious, ethnic differences, if the country is attacked from abroad, most inhabitants will put their differences aside and unite against a common enemy.

No matter how they feel about Hezbollah, once their country is attacked and its infrastructure destroyed, Lebanese should haved united behind those defending the country at the moment.
They have plenty of time to ague among themselve later.

I must state that I do not agree that Hezbollah kidnapped the 2 Isrealy soldiers, but at the same time I am appaled by the disproportionate reaction from Israel. I can say this for I am not Lebanese.

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Obviously there are people in Lebanon who have more sense than you.
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I've read this post 3 times and I still can't understand what point you are trying to make.
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I think hes wondering why some Lebanese people are critical of Hezbollah and blame them for provoking Israel. But I could easily be wrong.
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I think hes wondering why some Lebanese people are critical of Hezbollah and blame them for provoking Israel.
Oh. Um...
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Er... well, since you're not Lebanese, I don't think you can tell them who to support and how fervently to support them. Actually if you were Lebanese, I still don't think you could tell them.

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I've read this post 3 times and I still can't understand what point you are trying to make.


Damned if they don't support Hezbollah, and damned if they do.

Lots of Lebanese do not condone Hezbollah's ideology or even support what it has done, but also they are not apathetic to their fellow citizens, and everyone is helping everyone now in the crisis.
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I've read this post 3 times and I still can't understand what point you are trying to make.
I don't think it is that hard to understand.
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Obviously there are people in Lebanon who have more sense than you.
I do not think you understand what a nation is about.
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I don't think it is that hard to understand.
Oh okay then. I think I was confused by your typos and poor sentence structure.
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Oh okay then. I think I was confused by your typos and poor sentence structure.
Ok I corrected the typos, now read-read it give me your thoughtful reaction.
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Ok I corrected the typos, now read-read it give me your thoughtful reaction.
Okay. Well, why wouldn't an intelligent and informed Lebanese person be critical of Hezbollah, whether they are an Lebanese citizen or not? They are nothing more than terrorists. Now, I think the carnage that Israel is inflicting upon Lebanon is disgusting and disturbing to say the least but I in no way, shape or form feel any sympathy for Hezbollah.
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Okay. Well, why wouldn't an intelligent and informed Lebanese person be critical of Hezbollah, whether they are an Lebanese citizen or not? They are nothing more than terrorists. Now, I think the carnage that Israel is inflicting upon Lebanon is disgusting and disturbing to say the least but I in no way, shape or form feel any sympathy for Hezbollah.
There are well informed and educated people in many countries, but you would not see their citizens behave like this while their country's infrastructure is being destroyed.

Israel has the most number of educated people (with very strong views on everything) in the middle East , but you would never see an Israelis take the side of any country while that country is destryoing Tel-Aviv. Even if Israel had provoked it.
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There are well informed and educated people in many countries, but you would not see their citizens behave like this while their country's infrastructure is being destroyed.

Israel has the most number of educated people (with very strong views on everything) in the middle East , but you would never see an Israelis take the side of any country while that country is destryoing Tel-Aviv. Even if Israel had provoked it.
To me it is logical that some Lebanese people would still be critical of Hezbollah. If they hadn't provoked Israel then none of this would have happened. Fact. Nationalism is a complex thing and I think you are oversimplifying it.
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To me it is logical that some Lebanese people would still be critical of Hezbollah. If they hadn't provoked Israel then none of this would have happened. Fact. Nationalism is a complex thing and I think you are oversimplifying it.
I think you are too detached in your assessment to grasp what a nation is.
And I think you are the one oversimplified it.
Some of the Christians were surprised that their quarters were also bombed, and it is only after that they realized it was the country being attacked not just Heazbollah. And these were educated people.
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