Don't know on which thread to post this
True, Christians after all follow the Bible. It is a BIG SIN to have enemies hence you won’t find any deep rooted hate towards Israelis or anyone as it is just against our religion to fight and keep walls.
Christians due to their education can’t be street workers all their lives - we invest in education and openess while other invest in wars and eternal hate.
nevertheless, Christians proved in the past that when needed we would go and fight but this will always be the last option ans against our religion which calls for brotherhood between Human beings and forgiveness
Definitely Michel Aoun and Bassil
I mean both the refugees and Aoun/Bassil are a waste of oxygen at the minute
At least the refugees can be useful at something.
In your suggestive scenario you might as well have included the chance that HA had a different approach to the MoU, where they'd have worked together with Aoun towards the true realization of some state building project. The MoU's end result would've been everyone's day dream, right? Reality however, per se, didn't allow for neither the one nor the other wishful scenario to materialize.
And just so we don't lose ourselves in semantics, Reality here is the sum of the prevailing political situation, conditions, our sectarian formula and shared past experience and history. Altogether, these elements could not allow for any one, let alone someone with Aoun's history and personality, upon his "king's" return, the luxury of choosing to stay on some "middle" side. Take this to the bank, ghosts from the past still walk among the livings. In their minds, al marouniya al siyasiya, here represented by Aoun upon his return, remains equally hated and feared by druze, sunni and shia. The minute Christians would have united under one leadership, they'd have been immediately conceived as a threat to the muslims post Taif political gains. In Aoun's case, a returning king swaying his sword of reform and change, sunni, shia and druze would have found ways to politically re-unite against him, middle or no middle, and you'd end up having Aoun either at war with the "united front of the lebanese muslims" or seeking ways to break apart such front. He chose the later, hence the MoU.
If we are to follow your lamentation over the MoU for being one cause behind why we are here today, we go back to where we started this circular discussion. Had the donkeys of M14 been smarter, they'd have embraced Aoun and used his christian leverage against HA, or at least towards tipping the majority of Lebanese opinion against the arms . They didn't and we are where we are today.
Are you talking about the same guy who gave aoun the presidency?
Or the same guy who used to ask you for your ID card and shoot you if you were unlucky to have the wrong first name.
Do you guys feel comfortable bonding with someone who stabs his own folks in the back at the first given chance?
Let's put it like this: his "christian family" knows him well as a traitor and backstabber. Yet, since he's "family", they're stuck with him.You didn't mind allying with the guy who used to ask for IDs for the sake of the presidency
Let's put it like this: his "christian family" knows him well as a traitor and backstabber. Yet, since he's "family", they're stuck with him.
But for you to bond with a traitor who backstabs his own family, don't you wonder what he might do with you at the first turn?
1- You're exaggerating the actual power of M14
2- Downplaying the power of the West
3- Ignoring that Aoun could have forged an alliance with HA without a MOU that bounded the former and cut him off from his international connections
4- Disregarding that politics is never static and is always dynamic and power eventually forces a new status-quo
5- Forgetting that Aoun did a complete 180 on his principles and changed his stance from "HA is a terrorist arm of the Syrian regime" to "It's a The Resistance" for hollow short-term gains
6- HA needed Aoun more than the latter needed the former and thus Aoun could have capitalized on that
An Aoun led united Christian front would have automagically welded a solid national muslim alliance against it. Didn't I already tell you to take this to the bank, but beware, a Swiss bank?7- A true Sunni-Shia-Druze front could only last if other Christian players are a significant foothold else it wouldn't hold on for much. Aoun by consolidating the entire Christian vote would have stood still against those attacks instead of capitulating and merging with the Iran axis