Always in Our Minds....

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hold Up Your Lebanese Flag!


As you all know by now, the opposition has called for an open demonstration till the government resign, starting from tomorrow. Beirut is witnessing a HUGE amount of army and internal security forces, specially in Achrafieh and downtown (and maybe other areas of Beirut that I'm not aware of).....

Cardinal Sfeir asked all the Lebanese NOT to take the political conflict to the streets, because "History taught us that opposing streets can NEVER fix problems". He insisted that the only way out is by sitting down and try to find a way out. One can't help but to see that he was taking the March 14th movement side, asking Aoun and Aounists indirectly NOT to divide the Christians...

PM Seniora had a speech moments ago, where he declared that the government is constitutional, and that it can't be changed BUT when the parliament says so, regardless of the opposition's demonstration. He stressed on the role of the government to protect the people and their rights no matter what, and it won't just stand still while others try to take over our democratic legitimacy....

He also asked all Lebanese to hold up the Lebanese flag on their balconies, to show the enormous support the government has. I for one I'm going to put the flag on my balcony first thing in the morning....

For all of you out there, who believe that Liban should NOT go backward to the dark ages, to all of you who believe that we need to know the dirty hands that killed our martyrs, to all of you who marched again and again and again to the martyrs' square defending our independence, I ask you to join us in raising up the Lebanese flag at your balconies. Let us show everybody that we are HERE, and we are defending our Liban in the most appropriate democratic way....

To all Lebanese, no matter which side you are with, PLEASE do NOT push things to the point of no return. Be responsible, and respect others' feelings the same way you like them to respect yours. If conflicts started between people in the streets, then ALL of Liban is loosing, and no one is going to benefit.....

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