Orange Room Supporter
Historically, Lebanon’s Christians have been too smart for their own good.
After giving up on France to protect them, they lured Reagan into getting his marines killed for taking sides with them. Later they did the same to the Israelis and the Syrians.
Until GMA became President, the Christians never understood the meaning of pride and patriotism. Even today, many of us still feel insecure and confused about our own identity. We like to believe we are a unique hybrid, exceptional and indispensable to the world. We don't want to fight our own wars. Meanwhile, those we wanted to believe they were inferior to us didn’t count on others to come liberate their land. They sacrificed their own children and by doing so they cemented their own identity and eternal rights in their own land - The land that Eddy wanted to donate to the Israelis like Trump and the Golan Heights.
SHN was the only person that Jack had to think deep how to describe his image. He could not say he admired him being an adversary but, by calling him trouble (to the Israelis that is) he basically gave him the Medal of Honor for Lebanon something he didn’t do the Israelis collaborators like Bashir and Geagea.
So besides having GMA as leader hopefully followed by Bassil, I’m not sure the Christians have much to show for other than beating the young kids from M.L.
I'm a big fan of Emile Edde, but that's the first time I hear the story about him wanting to give away a part of Lebanese land to the Israelis. Care to elaborate?