I had a cold smile when I heard the cynical statement: “Will the 2010 Range Rover event replace the 1975 bus event?”. Sadly, and again, what really happened will vanish in the midst of the unknown, because we do not have a reliable independent, un-politicized justice to really pin point the events based on factual evidence.
This sad situation allows politics and media to fuel emotions, and allows me to speculate.
So here we go with some basic 101 facts:
- Lebanon in general, and Tripoli specifically has been lately very tense because of the events in Syria.
- Tripoli has two antagonist suburbs: Bab El Tebbaneh which is Sunni-Salafi and Jabal Muhsen which is Shite-Alawite.
Ammunition is being tunneled through Tripoli, to Syria. This is possible because of its Socio-Polical formation and geographical location.
Sheikh Ahmad Abdul Wahed has been actively fighting the Syrian regime and supportive of the Syrian Revolution. I recommend you follow his speeches, specifically the one done, a couple of days before his demise, on the tomb of late PM Hariri, downtown Beirut, with scarfs blending the Future party and the Free Syrian Army.
Syrian regime is used to diverting attention from Syria by creating problems in Lebanon. And I recommend to hear the Syrian delegate to the UN available on the net.
Assassinations in Lebanon are a finger print of the Syrian Regime throughout the past 40 years.
Checkpoints by Moles (undercover secret services) in Military garments were always common during the war to instigate battles to be fought for others, or in after the war for assassinations.
Sheikh Ahmad Abdul Wahed was the focal point. Not only politically, but now with a military force. That checkpoint was not an error, I believe it was meant to terminate him and instigate a sparkle.
Based on which I have to let out my opinion:
I totally, utterly, irrevocably, refuse all the military and para-military activities that the Future Movement is undergoing so to “support unilaterally the Syrian revolution”. I quoted that last statement because I think this support is not done by respect to that revolution as much as it is done by an itch to strengthens themselves internally versus their archenemy Hezbollah: an intent of counter domination. The wrong doing of Hezbollah does not justify, to date, a worse doing, let alone by inexperienced fanatics. Future are playing with a barrel of highly explosive powder, and this inevitably will backfire on them.
To M8, Hezbollah Party Specifically: While I believe that Hezbollah is a looser of such assassination, I think remaining silent and not supportive to justice, places him in a biased side. Personally, I and cannot stress enough now much I refuse any type of assassinations, let alone cowardly ones, on any Lebanese. I will never accept that such demise be dealt with lightly, by anyone, for any cause. While it might work with an enemy, it never works with a fellow country man. It builds up an unforgiving, ever-growing need for retaliation, and will snow balls to a never-ending armed conflicts down to generations below. I’ll leave a question as food for thought: Did any assassination serve positively on a long-term solution? Do your math, Never.
To the governors of our country: by that i mean the men and women holding decision-making positions, responsible and accountable, remunerated from our taxes: We need courageous decisions that overrule selfish political pulling! There has been many small but culminating mistakes, and by not being proactive, by not intervening on the small breaches, when they occurred, this mediocrity allowed this build up. Then all this was topped with a last “no decision no action”: It did not the order to the army to terminate the problem, unbiased on both frictionning trouble makers in Tripoli. Instead they paralyzed the army, and in consequence paralyzed itself. Sadly every political and military leader had his own “beneficial” reason to do so.
There on, I believe the army will do another mistake by not leading by example with a transparent investigation on what happened, this will set it free and allow it to overcome and take action again when necessary without any hesitation. The honor of the army by doing what is Right should be greater than the mistake or misdoing of an element: even if it was a breach. It should remain our only credible source of power by being subject to accountability and auto adjustment.
As for Hezbollah and Future parties, by your actions, not to mention the actions of your clapping alliances, you have turned my lack of trust in you, into a deride… Consequently, the country’s near future remains grim… Sigh… I just hope that something will occur that proves that all what I’ve wrote is wrong, and that what happened was a simple and sad incident….