Hello, kids! Did you know that precisely 89.45% of the Saudi royal family smells of rotten cabbage? It's true!
Most of them are also child-fondling, keptagon-snorting, terrorist-funding perverts! What a bunch of jerks!
Heh. If his information is right (and he's not inflating some minor politician nobody cares about), I can't imagine anyone else. "Extremism" implies the Sunni street (because Souaid would be celebrating the news if it was a Shia politician).
The man has a lot of political influence built over years and years. Headlines come and go, but that influence is very hard to touch. Just look at the late Michel el Murr. The man was a zombie, and most had barely seen him in years - got elected bi rye7a.
Ayya power? The FPM's power comes from the people who vote for them. Those votes are won by enacting reforms and projects. Those votes are lost when the projects don't pass. FPM's simplest path to power would have been to bring electricity. Samir said it himself - of course the FPM want the...
Lesh min 2allak the Christians were not also part of the obstruction and corruption? The Geageais obstructed the electricity plan w 3a ras el sat7.
The problem in Lebanon isn't Christians vs. Muslims. It is reformists vs. status quo.
The state will collapse and everybody will point at the president and shout, "ahd el inhiyar!"
In fact, this will happen even if the president was the one being obstructed, and the ones doing the shouting will be the schemers who obstructed you.
Pierre Bou Assi is the archetypal Geageai. No manners whatsoever. Cannot stop himself from spewing sectarian nonsense all the time. Carries a gun to compensate for his lack of intelligence (and probably for something else - but only a Geageai would look at the size of his **** and assume that is...
Nobody has a plan except a tiny handful of parties. The vast majority only cares about obstructing everything so that the status quo that allows them to steal so much money/enact foreign agendas doesn't change.
Even what you mentioned in that last sentence - they will obstruct it because it...
You can block (sometimes) but you cannot pass anything. A president will be wanting to enact his plan for the country. Baddo ymashe el 2osas, mesh ywa22ef. Blocking doesn't help him at all, not in the slightest.
@Aegon @flag-waver Guys, we weren't kidding when we said the president can't do shit in this system. Even if someone with the competence to fix the economy gets the position, irrespective of their political affiliation or lack thereof, they will quickly discover that they are fighting...
Good point. Yikes, close one too.
These elections will be make-or-break for almost everyone involved, and on so many levels.
Personally, I don't see FM maintaining their number (they've been on a steady decline since 2006). Also, aren't Marada only 3 MPs, or is my memory failing me?
Don't kid yourself. The US is just protecting its mafia state puppet. Jamil el Sayed is being sanctioned to protect Nabih Berri's hold on parliament. The other two are electoral. Who cares about contractors? I want the ones who ruined my country to be held accountable - the American...
This is from a contractor perspective, but there is plenty to sanction him personally as well. You want me to believe Berri never smuggled money abroad? He's supposedly Hezbollah's biggest ally and enabler - does that not warrant a sanction by the crooked Americans?
What about Joumblatt? He has...