Lebanon’s political situation in 2005 [Archives:2006/910/Opinion]

January 9 2006

Before the end of 2005, Lebanon surprised the Arab and the international world by dominating the news, especially Syrian-Lebanese affairs.

Due to Lebanon's sensitivity, they chose the glove unidentified by most of the nation. It was the glove of the misty, inevitable change that will overcome the dark area falling between the Arab Gulf and the Atlantic. Lebanon illuminated this through statements and confessions of prominent Arab politicians. The suffering Lebanese people encountered qualified them for this illumination.

Lebanon addressed the Arab nation through an Arab politician entangled in Lebanese affairs, telling them the following:

– All Arab regimes, including leftists, nationalists and Nasserites, have reached a deadlock.

– The occupation, oppressing human rights, is more merciful with the Arab nation than national regimes. People rebelled before, dreaming of rulers who would establish a modern state, but these regimes proved to be a nightmare by the end of the last century and the beginning of this one.

– Through Khadam, the Lebanese wanted to expose the bloody casualties and the mentality of canceling others, the methodology of Arab regimes. The result of this methodology is this tragic situation we now are experiencing. The aftermath of these regimes' elimination policies has crossed their territorial borders to their neighbors. However, these regimes always have ready excuses to justify their intervention in other small neighboring countries. Often, they allege it is to protect the independence and honor of the nation from Zionists, traitors and colonizers. At other times, it is to save its religion and creeds. This is the reason why these regimes annex smaller countries, in the name of the nation's unity.

Lebanon cries out that all of them became afraid and are looking for security and survival. They all are afraid of what they used to warn others about. It is the matter of dealing with imperialists. The problems initiated by Arab regimes are sure to diminish with them because it is the inevitability of history.

Atif Awad is an Egyptian journalist and a short-story writer residing in Yemen.