26.7.06

Témoignage

Jean Aziz, éditorialiste au journal Al-Balad et ancien FL (sa rupture date de la periode des dernières élections législatives), dans un talk show sur la NEW tv dit (traduit de l'arabe) dans un instant de colère:
"On nous a dit (à nous les FL) du temps de la révolution du cèdre et du 14 mars lors de nos discussions avec nos alliés du 14 mars de ne pas s'occuper de la question du Hezbollah, vous en faites pas pour eux, les americains vont venir leur casser la gueule!"
Georges Salibi modérateur de l'émission et Khaled Kabbani, invité aussi, restent bouche bée et décident de garder le silence devant un témoignage d'une telle ampleur.

10 commentaires:

chapichapo a dit…

Drole que tu dises cela.

Mon pere, le coeur noir d'amertume, me disais ce soir même que tout cette mascarade, soit disant lancé par israel, etait orchestré par les etats unis dans le seul but de venger leur marines, genre contentieux vindicatif que Rome veut regler pour retbalir son honneur.

Parallelement, juan cole sur son blog, dit que l'operation contre le Liban aurait été préparé de longue date...

Enfin, si les FL commencent a partir dans cette direction, je prend ma carte direct !

le lezard a dit…

pas mal ca. la verite eclate plus vite que prevu.

dans un autre registre, je me permet de copy paste un article de l'orient:

La municipalité de Beit Méry-Aïn Saadé éteint toutes les stations et antennes de retransmission de la région

Le président de la municipalité de Beit Méry-Aïn Saadé, Me Antoine Maroun, a pris la décision de faire cesser, de manière provisoire et jusqu’à nouvel ordre, la retransmission à partir de toutes les antennes et relais opérationnels dans les villages de la région. Et ce en raison des circonstances actuelles. L’ensemble des stations, des antennes et des relais audiovisuels de Beit Méry et Aïn Saadé seront donc bouclés et éteints et cesseront toute diffusion ou retransmission, note le communiqué publié hier par la municipalité. Me Antoine Maroun a observé que cette décision avait été prise pour protéger la population d’éventuelles frappes de l’aviation israélienne. « La sécurité des citoyens est prioritaire », a-t-il indiqué à L’Orient-Le Jour. D’autant que le bombardement des antennes de Fatqa, de Ouyoun es-Simane et d’Ayto avait créé un mouvement de panique parmi les habitants de la région. Le communiqué publié par la municipalité précise que la police municipale est chargée de faire appliquer la décision, immédiatement.

chakhakh a dit…

j'ai vu l'interview, jean aziz disait que leurs alliés du 14 mars savaient cela et non les FL (qui furent les derniers mis au courant).

"Parallelement, juan cole sur son blog, dit que l'operation contre le Liban aurait été préparé de longue date..."

sans aucun doute.

Anonyme a dit…

Rappelons nous que l'invasion de juin 1982 avait été préparée dès janvier 1980 avec la complicité des milices fascistes de Bachir Gemayel. Voir l'ouvrage de Zeev Schiff, Israel's Lebanon War

whoami123 a dit…

.

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Whoami

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

shlon a dit…

jetez un koudeuil la les zenfant >> .

Anonyme a dit…

j'ai vu l'interview et je n'ai pas vu de bouches bées. j'ai vu un Jean Aziz qui parle pour ne rien dire. Qu'est-ce qui empêche que Jean Aziz soit un menteur?

plancton a dit…

Voilà un article extrêmement intéressant, en rapport avec le sujet:

The Shame of Being an American

By Paul Craig Roberts


07/22/06 "Information Clearing House"
-- -- Gentle reader, do you know that Israel is engaged in ethnic cleansing in southern Lebanon? Israel has ordered all the villagers to clear out. Israel then destroys their homes and murders the fleeing villagers. That way there is no one to come back and nothing to which to return, making it easier for Israel to grab the territory, just as Israel has been stealing Palestine from the Palestinians.

Do you know that one-third of the Lebanese civilians murdered by Israel's attacks on civilian residential districts are children? That is the report from Jan Egeland, the emergency relief coordinator for the UN. He says it is impossible for help to reach the wounded and those buried in rubble, because Israeli air strikes have blown up all the bridges and roads. Considering how often (almost always) Israel misses Hezbollah targets and hits civilian ones, one might think that Israeli fire is being guided by US satellites and US military GPS. Don't be surprised at US complicity. Why would the puppet be any less evil than the puppet master?

Of course, you don't know these things, because the US print and TV media do not report them.

Because Bush is so proud of himself, you do know that he has blocked every effort to stop the Israeli slaughter of Lebanese civilians. Bush has told the UN "NO." Bush has told the European Union "NO." Bush has told the pro-American Lebanese prime minister "NO." Twice. Bush is very proud of his firmness. He is enjoying Israel's rampage and wishes he could do the same thing in Iraq.

Does it make you a Proud American that "your" president gave Israel the green light to drop bombs on convoys of villagers fleeing from Israeli shelling, on residential neighborhoods in the capital of Beirut and throughout Lebanon, on hospitals, on power plants, on food production and storage, on ports, on civilian airports, on bridges, on roads, on every piece of infrastructure on which civilized life depends? Are you a Proud American? Or are you an Israeli puppet?

On July 20, "your" House of Representatives voted 410-8 in favor of Israel's massive war crimes in Lebanon. Not content with making every American complicit in war crimes, "your" House of Representatives, according to the Associated Press, also "condemns enemies of the Jewish state."

Who are the "enemies of the Jewish state"?

They are the Palestinians whose land has been stolen by the Jewish state, whose homes and olive groves have been destroyed by the Jewish state, whose children have been shot down in the streets by the Jewish state, whose women have been abused by the Jewish state. They are Palestinians who have been walled off into ghettos, who cannot reach their farm lands or medical care or schools, who cannot drive on roads through Palestine that have been constructed for Israelis only. They are Palestinians whose ancient towns have been invaded by militant Zionist "settlers" under the protection of the Israeli army who beat and persecute the Palestinians and drive them out of their towns. They are Palestinians who cannot allow their children outside their homes because they will be murdered by Israeli "settlers."

The Palestinians who confront Israeli evil are called "terrorists." When Bush forced free elections on Palestine, the people voted for Hamas. Hamas is the organization that has stood up to Israel. This means, of course, that Hamas is evil, anti-Semitic, un-American and terrorist. The US and Israel responded by cutting off all funds to the new government. Democracy is permitted only if it produces the results Bush and Israel want.

Israelis never practice terror. Only those who are in Israel's way are terrorists.

Another enemy of the Jewish state is Hezbollah. Hezbollah is a militia of Shi'ite Muslims created in 1982 when Israel first invaded Lebanon. During this invasion the great moral Jewish state arranged for the murder of refugees in refugee camps. The result of Israel's atrocities was Hezbollah, which fought the Israeli Army, defeated it, and drove it out of Lebanon. Today Hezbollah not only defends southern Lebanon but also provides social services such as orphanages and medical care.

To cut to the chase, the enemies of the Jewish state are any Muslim country not ruled by an American puppet friendly to Israel. Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the oil emirates have sided with Israel against their own kind, because they are dependent either on American money or on American protection from their own people. Sooner or later these totally corrupt governments that do not represent the people they rule will be overthrown. It is only a matter of time.

Indeed Bush and Israel may be hastening the process in their frantic effort to overthrow the governments of Syria and Iran. Both governments have more popular support than Bush has, but the White House Moron doesn't know this. The Moron thinks Syria and Iran will be "cakewalks" like Iraq, where ten proud divisions of the US military are tied down by a few lightly armed insurgents.

If you are still a Proud American, consider that your pride is doing nothing good for Israel or for America.

On July 20 when "your" House of Representatives, following "your" US Senate, passed the resolution in support of Israel's war crimes, the most powerful lobby in Washington, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), quickly got out a press release proclaiming "The American people overwhelming support Israel's war on terrorism and understand that we must stand by our closest ally in this time of crisis."

The truth is that Israel created the crisis by invading a country with a pro-American government. The truth is that the American people do not support Israel's war crimes, as the CNN quick poll results make clear and as was made clear by callers into C-Span.

Despite the Israeli spin on news provided by US "reporting," a majority of Americans do not approve of Israeli atrocities against Lebanese civilians. Hezbollah is located in southern Lebanon. If Israel is targeting Hezbollah, why are Israeli bombs falling on northern Lebanon? Why are they falling on Beirut? Why are they falling on civilian airports? On schools and hospitals?

Now we arrive at the main point. When the US Senate and House of Representatives pass resolutions in support of Israeli war crimes and condemn those who resist Israeli aggression, the Senate and House confirm Osama bin Laden's propaganda that America stands with Israel against the Arab and Muslim world.

Indeed, Israel, which has one of the world's largest per capita incomes, is the largest recipient of US foreign aid. Many believe that much of this "aid" comes back to AIPAC, which uses it to elect "our" representatives in Congress.

This perception is no favor to Israel, whose population is declining, as the smart ones have seen the writing on the wall and have been leaving. Israel is surrounded by hundreds of millions of Muslims who are being turned into enemies of Israel by Israel's actions and inhumane policies.

The hope in the Muslim world has always been that the United States would intervene in behalf of compromise and make Israel realize that Israel cannot steal Palestine and turn every Palestinian into a refugee.

This has been the hope of the Arab world. This is the reason our puppets have not been overthrown. This hope is the reason America still had some prestige in the Arab world.

The House of Representatives resolution, bought and paid for by AIPAC money, is the final nail in the coffin of American prestige in the Middle East. It shows that America is, indeed, Israel's puppet, just as Osama bin Laden says, and as a majority of Muslims believe.

With hope and diplomacy dead, henceforth America and Israel have only tooth and claw. The vaunted Israeli army could not defeat a rag tag militia in southern Lebanon. The vaunted US military cannot defeat a rag tag, lightly armed insurgency drawn from a minority of the population in Iraq, insurgents, moreover, who are mainly engaged in civil war against the Shi'ite majority.

What will the US and its puppet master do? Both are too full of hubris and paranoia to admit their terrible mistakes. Israel and the US will either destroy from the air the civilian infrastructure of Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Iran so that civilized life becomes impossible for Muslims, or the US and Israel will use nuclear weapons to intimidate Muslims into acquiescence to Israel's desires.

Muslim genocide in one form or another is the professed goal of the neoconservatives who have total control over the Bush administration. Neocon godfather Norman Podhoretz has called for World War IV (in neocon thinking WW III was the Cold War) to overthrow Islam in the Middle East, deracinate the Islamic religion and turn it into a formalized, secular ritual.

Rumsfeld's neocon Pentagon has drafted new US war doctrine that permits pre-emptive nuclear attack on non-nuclear states.

Neocon David Horowitz says that by slaughtering Palestinian and Lebanese civilians, "Israel is doing the work of the rest of the civilized world," thus equating war criminals with civilized men.

Neocon Larry Kudlow says that "Israel is doing the Lord's work" by murdering Lebanese, a claim that should give pause to Israel's Christian evangelical supporters. Where does the Lord Jesus say, "go forth and murder your neighbors so that you may steal their lands"?

The complicity of the American public in these heinous crimes will damn America for all time in history.


[Dr. Roberts is Chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, former contributing editor for National Review, and was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration.]

Anonyme a dit…

Dear Plancton,

I do not know from which country you are. HOwever, there is lot of talking in your article about the muslim arab world and the palestinians, which are two people I respect. I would, however, like to know if your are Lebanese, and, if it is the case, I would like to know when will lebanese stop endorsing other people's wars, whatever just they might be.
Another point is that, whether you want it or not, Hizbullah has been created by Iran. I await your comments.

plancton a dit…

Dear Anonymous

I, indeed, am lebanese, and for the first time, I admit, proud to be. And that is because I believe that something of a intenational level is happening in my country (as usual!), but for the first time, it could be a crucial turning point in history as for the american hegemony in the region. I hope this time Lebanon will be the one who stands against the desire to annex the country to the big corporation that's the American United States, and ideally, to someday have, on an equal footing, a healthy relationship with the States. I only wish this could happen with the least human losses on both parties…

As for your question about when will the Lebanese stop endorsing other people's wars: well, unfortunatly, I dunno if this would ever happen, it's as if we were cursed to always host the whole world's problems; call it a vocation!

Finally, about Hezbollah's creation, I have to say that it is not a matter of "what I want or not", having preferences about historical facts is quite absurd!! What I know about Hezbollah's creation is started as an underground LOCAL organization, until it emerged in 1982 after the invasion of Lebanon… It has then been helped by Iran, but attemps to make it an extreme radical movement have been bannished by the Hezb itself (like the Toufayli's episode). If your point was to highlight the eventual "danger" you believe this organization represents, I'd say that this fear is only based on the American speech in the tradition of the "war against evil", and the whole virtual terrorist threat (which, by the way is totally irrelevant in the case of the Hezbollah, since it is a local resistance movement). I, personally, don't adhere to this speech, hence I don't agree that the Hezb is a danger for the existence of our Lebanese nation. And if there was to really be a Irani plan to take over the country, I would definitely refuse that: I do not want neither American nor Irani control over my country (can't Lebanon be a country just by itself??)

Concerning the alleged implication of Iran in the war that is taking place right now, I would recommend you to read the following article, that was published in the Monde Diplomatique, that shows the real game that is going on, confirming that Lebanon is, as u said, a ground for other people to solve their problems.


Nuclear Iran

By Ignacio Ramonet

The United States has made a spectacular turnaround in its attitude to Iran. Only two months ago senior US officials were still considering selective attacks as a “possible option” (1) to force Tehran to abandon its nuclear programme.
Plans for these were predicated on the deployment of B61-11 bunkerbuster bombs with nuclear warheads against the Iranian uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, 250 km from Tehran. For the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, Iran was “a driving force of global terrorism”, and, according to a senior Pentagon official, “the White House believes that the only way to solve the problem is to change the power structure in Iran, and that means war” (2).
That was how things stood when suddenly everything changed. The foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the US, China, France, Britain, Russia) and Germany, meeting in Vienna on 1 June, produced a conciliatory document with no threats and with new proposals for ending the dispute.
Javier Solana, the European Union’s high representative for the common foreign and security policy, handed these proposals to the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and principal Iranian negotiator, Ali Larijani, in Tehran on 6 June.
The content of the document has not been disclosed but it is known that, in it, the Six recognise Iran’s right, as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), to use nuclear energy for civilian purposes, and undertake to help it acquire light water reactors. They propose to end the trade embargo and to supply Iran with spare parts for civil aviation. They also promise to support its application to join the World Trade Organisation, which Washington has vetoed 18 times so far.
The real concession is that the US government is now willing to join the other five powers at the negotiating table in direct discussions with the Iranians, which it has absolutely refused to do in the past. The only condition is that Iran must suspend its uranium enrichment programme.
Tehran, too, seems to favour appeasement and has taken time to think the matter over before replying. The initial signs are encouraging. Larijani has said that the proposals contain positive points. The Iranian foreign minister, Manushehr Mottaki, recognising that Iran must try to dispel international concern, was optimistic: “This is a step forward. Last year the Europeans said: ‘Here is our plan, take it or leave it’. Now they are saying: ‘Here is a proposal we can discuss, study and negotiate through diplomatic channels’.”
He said that was positive: the Europeans now accepted that the proposal was open to negotiation once Iran had studied it. He added that the Iranians welcomed the US decision to participate in the negotiations (3).
What are the reasons for the US volte-face? Iran, as a major supplier of hydrocarbons, is well aware that oil production will decline. As a regional power with a population of 76 million, it has every right to be concerned about future energy supplies, and every right to opt for civil nuclear technologies. The International Atomic Energy Agency has conducted more than 2,000 inspections since 2003 but never produced any evidence that Iran was engaged in a military nuclear programme, the only type prohibited by the NPT.
Russia and China recognise that the Iranians need to make some effort to create a climate of trust, but defend Tehran’s right to have nuclear energy for civilian purposes. These states would oppose sanctions on Iran if the question were to be raised in the UN. They recently reiterated their expression of solidarity at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in mid-June.
Other considerations have probably helped tip the balance. For example, the failure of the US occupation of Iraq, where the pro-Iranian Shia are Washington’s best allies. Or Iran’s threat, if attacked, to mine the Strait of Hormuz, the seaway that carries 20% of the world’s oil supplies. Or its plan to insist on payment in European currency for oil and gas exports: Tehran has already converted most of its currency reserves into euros and knows the dollar is currently the US’s Achilles heel.
Further escalation is still possible of course, but both parties have an interest in seeking a compromise.