Orange Room Supporter
All loss of human life is regrettable. Had the peacekeeping soldiers been of a different nationality, my reaction would have been the same.Amin was the za3im of more Christians than Lahoud or Hrawi, yes. They weren’t particularly popular or with parties behind them. But if you count every Lebanese in the 10,452km and ask them all “who did you like more as president” I’d venture a guess as many people say Lahoud as Gemayel, if not more.
The USA literally blew up nearly 100 people in Beirut in a failed attempt to assassinate Fadlallah. They bankroll’d the Israeli invasion in 1982 in which 10,000 - 20,000 people died. They sold Lebanon to the Saudis and the Syrians in 1989. It’s outrageous that I’m on a Lebanese forum and there’s a post asking why a foreign army with blood of your fellow countrymen on their hands isn’t mourned. Your thread wasn’t even a reaction to someone mourning Palestinian or Syrian soldiers. I’d understand if you posted this in response to someone saying allah yer7am Arafat or something. But there’s no pretext except you loving an army of a country that killed your people, sells your people out over and over again, funds the takfiris that vow Christian genocide right across the border, tells our government not to take 24/7 electricity or decent military weapons from Russia or Iran yet will not give us the same. I’m dumbstruck that in 2018 some Lebanese still have the wannabe white complex. They don’t care about you or me bro. Kissinger was ready to load the Christians out of Lebanon in a heart beat if it made Lebanon the new Palestine.
The CIA has committed human rights violations on several occasions. The failed assassination attempt against Fadlallah was a crime, but it does not negate the fact that the barracks bombing was also a terrorist act.
The difference is that the American government and people do not brag about their war crimes. They open investigations, they seek accountability and punish those responsible. Hizbullah and jihadist groups on the other hand consider their suicide attacks as achievements.
This is the difference in mentality between the Western way of life and the culture of death which Hizbullah espouses.
I think the US's involvement in the world has been positive on the whole. There isn't a single dictator or criminal they assassinated that we can argue was a decent man. From Trujillo, Che Guevara, Ngo Dinh Diem, to Saddam, Bin Laden, Gaddafi and Imad Mughniyeh..
Lebanon's golden era was in the 60s, when Maronites were in charge and relations with the USA and the West were at their strongest.
Ever since Muslims took control and severed ties with the West to pursue Pan-Arabist and Islamist agendas, everything went downhill.
If Shiites consider the USA as evil as they claim, why did many of them trade their miserable lives in Dahyeh and the South for a more decent life in Detroit?