الثلاثاء، 17 نوفمبر، 2009
ALHARIRI, the Lebanese Government, Berlin & Jerusalem
The Lebanese Government, Berlin & Jerusalem
By Mazen H.ABBOUD
While Berlin was celebrating the historical legacy of the fall of its wall in 1989; the Lebanese New Prime Minister Saad ALHARIRI addressed the Lebanese from the presidential palace in Baabda following the declaration of his coalition government, after almost five months of hard negotiations. As if the coincidence was meant to say to the Lebanese: "Even Berlin wall collapsed; so do not be afraid to breach the walls among you".
However, the fall of Berlin wall did not come to light without the metamorphosis of the Soviet Union & the change in the international relations; &, the Lebanese government would not come to light without the extensive help of the regional superpowers, notably Syria & Saudi Arabia, & the painful compromises of some Lebanese leaders.
Berlin wall fell for good leading to a new Germany, New Europe, & a different World order; however, will the political wall, which separates the Lebanese scramble for good also? For me the answer is no since a regional metamorphosis is needed for that also.
I wish someday the Israeli-Palestinian problem would get to an end by reaching the awaited comprehensive peace; a peace that would be the framework upon which to build upon the real state of Lebanon, which is for all its religious minorities; then by that day the wall, which separates among the people will fall. However, the peace prospects are gloomy; & the Hariri son's new Government would not mark the end of the political instability in Lebanon but just the needed break for regional warriors to redesign their plans in the interminable struggle over the Middle East.
The Lebanese new Government gained importance because it appeared in the midst of regional turmoil to mark not only the lifting of the regional veto over Mr. Hariri's accession to his slain father's throne of premiership of the country (following his political coalition success in the election); but also to put an end to the political war against G. Michel AWN's by recognizing him as a full lord in the Lebanese Feudal system, which is apparently democratic only.
However, The new Lebanese cabinet is not but a coalition of the majority & minority; it is an amalgam of highly qualified & unqualified figures, &, of young inexperienced & old experienced people; it is indeed an alloy of sectarianism, revenge, hope, peace & war.
Sooner or later, the current Lebanese government would scramble for the benefit of the feudal lords; & the Lebanon would reenter into the dim tunnel of the Middle East Crisis; a crisis that would never end, since men cannot negotiate on the behalf of Gods over their holy lands & notably Jerusalem.
Finally, Saad ALHARIRI's current government is not but a morphine drug to the ill Lebanese state, which is at the heart of the regional interminable conflict over the Holy Lands.