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.
Last edited by tennislover22; Aug 3rd, 2006 at 01:22 AM.