Gi meg sjansen så skal jeg rævkjøre Hezbollah

Ikke mine ord, selv om prinsipielt hadde det ikke vært meg i mot. De falt visst fra Saad Hariri i 2006 til den amerikanske ambassadør.

3. (C/NF) Seated in粑his funereal basement study, surrounded
by images of his late father and fidgeting nervously with his
prayer beads, Saad said that there needs to be «a different
ball game» in the South. Responding to the Ambassador’s
complaints about LAF chief Michel Sleiman’s recent 8/17 ‘Amr
ul-‘Amaliyyat’ (Operations’ Order) saying that the LAF would
deploy «beside the resistance,» implying tacit approval of an
armed Hizballah, Saad said that Sleiman is hardly in a
position to say anything else right now. So long as the army
remains militarily weaker than Hizballah, he said, the LAF
will have to maintain such a less-threatening posture. But
once the army has «some teeth and some morale,» Saad urged,
then he promises to «smack Hizballah down.» Growing more
strident (and clearly hoping to be recorded verbatim), Saad
assured the Ambassador, «Give me a chance, and I will f***
Saad also complained — as have others including
PM Siniora and Speaker Berri — that Israeli attacks like the
8/19 raid north of Baalbek only serve to buttress Hizballah.

Det ironiske er jo at det var omvendt det som skjedde. Til nå iallefall.

الثورة – Thawra – Revolusjon

Demonstrasjoner i Beirut. Daily Star.


Folket vil ha det sekteriske system revet ned (refreng)

De som står på sine balkonger, kom ned.
Ditt folk står under

Forkast konfesjonalismen, forkast bakstreverske ledere

Folket vil ha det sekteriske system revet ned (refreng)

De alle oppfordrer til sekterisme
De kristne og muslimene

Sekter øker
Noen ganger føler jeg den libanesiske stat er min fiende

Folket vil ha det sekteriske system revet ned (refreng)

Vi vil ha en sekulær og demokratisk stat
En stat med sosial rettferdighet og likhet
Vi vil ha et rettfedig og verdig liv for alle
Vi vil ha lavere levekostnader
Vi vil ha flere statlige og private arbeidsplasser
Vi vil ha bedre sosial sikkerhet

Sammen med libyerne, sammen med egypterne, tunisere, bahrainere, jemenitter
Vi støtter alle (disse)

Folket vil ha det sekteriske system revet ned (refreng)

Nei til konfesjonalismen
De er en gjeng med tyver
Dette er landet for pøbler
Ja til frihet og en sivilisert stat
Revolusjon, Revolusjon, Revolusjon x en hel haug med ganger
Tretti år er nok

Den arabiske revolusjon

Nasrallah sine taler, 23 januar og 25 januar 2011

23 januar

“It was claimed that [Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Pre-trial] Judge Daniel Fransen needs from six to ten weeks to [study] the content of the draft indictment [on the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri] submitted to him by STL Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare. We have noticed, [amid] the latest political developments, that the course of the STL’s indictment is being [hastened]. Assigning [a public hearing on Fransen’s questions about Bellemare’s draft indictment] on February 7 [illustrates this point]. It is required to use the tribunal’s indictment to serve certain political [purposes].

Leaking [information from the] STL investigation to magazines, television stations and newspapers has [been going on] for years. Bellemare did not do anything [about these leaks] because they served the aim of [targeting] Hezbollah and Syria. This party overlooked the leaks because they serve the main goal.
What is new [today] is the broadcast of audio-tapes [a reference to leaked New TV reports]. These [broadcasts harmed] the other party and the investigation’s credibility. Bellemare [suddenly showed] concern about the tribunal, [which indicated] – along with other previous evidence – that the STL targets a specific political party and does not [aim] to find the truth.

We began responding to the [STL’s] indictment. The first response was overthrowing the cabinet, which was unable to protect Lebanon and face the repercussions of the STL’s indictment.
There are statements that must be made about the issuance of the STL. We will make our statements when the content of the STL’s indictment is announced.
We will not succumb to imposed political [demands] after the STL’s indictment is announced. This is over. This is what we mean when we say that the stage following the [STL’s indictment] is different than before [the indictment]. This issue is over for us and is not subject to negotiation.

The second [topic is Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) leader] MP Walid Jumblatt’s stances. I want to thank him and the brothers in the PSP for his clear [decision] to stand with Syria and the Resistance, especially in the current critical [stage] in Lebanon… We appreciate Jumblatt’s stance, and we will [use] it as a basis for a new political stage of cooperation, as well as to confront all of the challenges that [will arise] in the upcoming period.

We in the [March 8 coalition] will request that the [new premier], yet to be named, forms a [national-unity] cabinet in which everyone participates. We are not calling for a cabinet that [excludes] any party in Lebanon.
We respect [the right of] everyone to be represented. If we disagree on whom will be the country’s premier, it does not mean that the opposition wants to [exclude] a certain party. The [new] cabinet must be cooperative, and it [must] work on [including everyone]. This is our stance…
Some say that if the opposition candidate for the premiership is assigned to form a cabinet, the privileges of the Sunni sect in the government would be harmed. Things are not that way.

We heard some [statements abusing] former Prime Minister Omar Karami. It is very unfortunate that these abusive [statements] were made by a [person] sentenced by the Lebanese judiciary [for] the killing of former Prime Minister Rashid Karami. I will not repeat accusations… Every Lebanese [person] knows very well that the [Karami] family is honest and patriotic… The [Karami] family has never been accused of [anything]. Any abuse of [this family] is abuse of all the Lebanese people.
All these campaigns were launched based on the assumption that Karami will be the opposition’s nominee for the country’s premiership…
Karami did not run [as a candidate] for the country’s premiership. He did not ask anyone [to assign him as PM]. He did not ask any local or regional political party to [make him] PM. He did not threaten [to do anything] if he is not assigned as PM.

During [the March 8 coalition] consultations on the country’s premiership, I called Karami and told him that we would need his consent if he [is named] by the majority of [MPs] for the country’s premiership… He thanked me and told me that he appreciates our trust, but his current health condition requires energy and effort, and voiced hope that we could find another [candidate] for the [premiership]…
[Karami] also said that if there was no other option, he would be willing to be responsible for this position… [I] then told Karami that we will stay in contact, and added that he was our first option. [Karami] has not inquired about this since then. I tell those who [verbally attack] Karami that this man must be appreciated because he [exemplifies] courage, integrity and determination.

[The March 8] parliamentary blocs and officials are still in contact. We will make our decision in the coming hours if the parliamentary consultations are definitely taking place tomorrow.
The [next] topic pertains to Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s [claims regarding] political assassinations… Different Sunni figures have taken the [position of the] country’s premiership… No one ever said when the position was transferred from one figure to another, that a political assassination [had targeted the previous PM].
The premiership is a position that [has certain requirements]… Talk that there will be a political assassination if Hariri is not named for [the country’s premiership] is… intimidation to the [March 8 coalition].

What has happened, and is still happening, is a political assassination of the Resistance – [the group] that is one of the most [important] in the region and that is protecting Lebanon today. It is not the US, the UN Security Council or anyone else that is defending Lebanon.
The army, people, Resistance formula protects Lebanon… There is someone who can prevent [the political] assassination of the [Resistance], but did not do so. On the contrary, [this person] worked to hasten this [plan].
We do not [aim] to [terminate] anyone. We performed our constitutional right to resign from the cabinet and overthrow it…We have to cooperate to overcome this critical stage. The country is targeted, and Israel is the one who has been [hoping] that Lebanon reaches this stage.

There are reports of an Iranian, Persian and Shia scheme [being implemented] in Lebanon… All these statements are misleading. We have always said that we do not seek [authority]. We have always said that our priority is resistance. If the [March 8 coalition’s] candidate [wins the country’s premiership], I hope the world would respect Lebanese legitimacy and constitutional institutions. [I hope] the assigned premier will be given the chance to form a united cabinet that works to serve the interests of the Lebanese people.

If Lebanon’s fate depends on one person, and if we do not know where Lebanon will head if Hariri [is not assigned as the country’s new premier], then this is a disaster. If any country’s destiny and dignity depend on one person [taking the position of the country’s premiership], this is [disrespectful] to the country and the Lebanese people.
We will go to the parliamentary consultations that will take place on Monday and Tuesday. We will [decide] whom the March 8 coalition will support for the country’s premiership tonight. I ask God that the Lebanese people and leaders choose the candidate who will serve the country [well].”

Oversatt som alltid av NOWLebanon

25 januar

“Brothers and sisters. On this occasion, I would like to say a few words regarding this occasion and the developments in the country and the region. Regarding the occasion, Arba’een [a Shia Muslim holiday marking the passage of 40 days following Imam Hussein’s martyrdom] is a reminder of Ashura.

God wanted the Resistance to be established in 1982 to destroy every US and Zionist project. The Islamic Resistance [was born] from the city of Baalbek to scream: Hail Hussein! Hail Hussein!

We recall [the past] days when it was said that Israel beats everyone. We recall the days in which our [leader] Abbas Moussawi came out and wore military garb and called on men to take part in training camps and join the Resistance.

Brothers and sisters, on the day of the resistant, we must address the [events] in the region. I hail the people of Tunisia who revolted and called for their rights and refused to be oppressed. We call on the people of Tunisia to unite and be aware [of dangers].

Yesterday, we heard that Mr. [Jeffrey] Feltman visited Tunisia. This is a bad sign. There is a new US plot being made [in Tunisia]. This must be rejected, because when the US and this sorcerer Feltman comes, there will be destruction. People talks about [Gilad] Shalit [the Israeli soldier captured in Gaza] and forget about the Palestinian people.

We say on this occasion… that from day one, we believed in Palestine and its people, and we will keep on struggling with [them] and fight [against Israel].We aim to cooperate with each other to cross this dangerous phase.

We sought to resort to constitutional institutions [in Lebanon]. In order to face the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s (STL) indictment, we practiced our right and the [March 8] ministers resigned. Then we took part in consultations to name a new premier for the country. A few moments ago, President [Michel Sleiman] appointed former PM Najib Mikati as Lebanon’s new premier. The battle over the premiership consultations was very strong. I would like to tell you that many [foreign powers] interfered in it.

Imagine that US Vice President Joe Biden called one of the MPs to pressure them [to vote for outgoing PM Saad Hariri]. We have reached this result, and I have said that we understand the anger and feeling of [Hariri’s supporters]. But I want to say something, let’s suppose the results were vice-versa and [March 8] supporters took to the streets to protest, we would have witnessed a [US] and global campaign to label [March 8] as coup seekers.

However, because [March 14] is behind the protests, they have refrained from commenting on it. Why [does the West] respect the will of [March 14] and condemn the opposition? This proves that [the US] is only bound to political calculations and is backing one coalition [March 14] against the other. In all cases, today, there is a new opportunity. Threats against [Prime Minister-designate] Najib Mikati will be useless.

Some leadership groups who know what they are doing seem to have an experience in forging facts, starting with the STL, false witnesses, [and now a] new forgery. [March 14] wants to start saying that Mikati is Hezbollah’s candidate, but in the 2009 [Parliamentary Elections] he was running [on Hariri’s list]. Saying that Mikati is Hezbollah’s candidate is a sectarian provocation.

In the last 48 hours, Mikati decided to run for premiership, so the opposition found in him an opportunity for Lebanon because March 8 did not want to enter in an battle [to abolish] March 14.The next PM will not be Hezbollah’s, nor will the next cabinet. This is only said to provoke [foreign powers] against Lebanon, [including] the US and Israel.

I wish for those to stop forging, because it will not yield results. We are not power seekers. Until 2005, [Hezbollah] did not take part in any cabinet.

We never asked for a ministerial portfolio. All we asked for [we did as a Resistance]. We did our best to defend the country and [liberate] its land.

We want two things from you: 1- Leave us alone, we do not want you to plot against us or backstab us. We are going to die in the South… but leave us alone. Let us be killed by gunshots pointed at our chest, not our backs. In the past years, what did [the Hariri cabinet] do for the North, Akkar, etc.?

People go sleep while we train because we believe that there will be transformations in the region, because we believe that the Palestinian people are at the riskiest of phases [right now].

Because since 2005, [March 14] went to Washington and made commitments and are plotting against the Resistance. You asked for the [2006] July War on Lebanon and today comes the STL project to get rid of the Resistance, but you will fail. The biggest forgery and lie is to accuse Hezbollah of wanting to control the country… and impose the Persian project.

This talk will not yield results. As for Hezbollah, we have a vision. We support Mikati and we ask him to form a national unity cabinet. We do not want a victor or a loser. Rejecting to take part in the next cabinet means that [March 14] wants to rule the country alone. We have a lot of problems regarding [March 14]’s fiscal projects. It is up to the Lebanese. If [we] do not seek to form a national unity cabinet, where are [we] taking the country?

The world does not have a time for you. Let us not waste time. Regarding the threats that the cabinet is being led by Hezbollah, what [do you think] Israel will do in Lebanon [afterwards]?

The army, people and Resistance of Lebanon [protect the country]. [All three] are there and ready. The balance of deterrence that [was created in Lebanon] by the Resistance protects Lebanon. The chance is there for anyone. Those who do not want to take part in the next cabinet should give Mikati at least a year.

But those who want to protest in the streets want to say: Me or no one else. You are asked to be wise, patient… Hussein will keep on calling for you to confront Israel and the US. We want to tell the Hussein that we will not be cheap in bloodshed. Hail Hussein. Hail Hussein.”

Oversatt av NOWLebanon

Frp sitt syn på Hamas Vs Israel

Støre har blitt tatt på direkten, med buksene nede, trusa dratt over hodet. Om ikke i løgn, men iallefall i forlegenhet.

Men Siv Jensen er dog like artig, der vi kan ta henne i forvrengning, eller i minste fall unnlatelsesynd.

Hamas regnes for å være en terrororganisasjon av USA og EU. Hamas har brukt stygge virkemidler, med blant annet kvinner og barn som levende skjold. Jensen mener det er et blindspor i forhold til utviklingen i Midtøsten.

Som forsåvidt er sant. Hamas har brukt sivile som skjold.
Problemet til Siv Jensen, om det skal være boikottgrunn, er at den andre part. Israel. Også har bedrevet denne artige leken for sivilister. Nå kan kanskje forsvaret være at Hamas er mer «kyniske» i bruken. Dog, den blir jo litt kvapsete. Samme i Libanon, begge sider har en tendens til å bruke sivilister i sin maktkamp.

Saad Hariri sin tale 20 januar 2011

Saad Hariri sin tale 4 dager etter Nasrallah.

“Brothers and sisters, friends, 6 years ago, I entered the Lebanese political life. This would not have happened without the terrorist crime that killed former PM Rafik Hariri and his companions. I made the decision with my family to enter [politics] to pursue Rafik Hariri’s path, and to uncover the truth behind the assassinations of Lebanese political figures. Preserving Rafik Hariri’s political heritage and [committing to the truth] is a way to achieve justice in Lebanon. I vow that I will not give up on this. Today, we’re at a crossroads.

I have announced that the dignity of my family and people is more precious [than anything], and based on how I have been raised, it will drive me to be more committed. One drop of the blood of Lebanese citizens is more precious than [anything else]. We have to determine where we should move and [what path] to follow in Lebanon.

We, the leaders of Lebanon, hold the destiny of Lebanon. It is not true that foreign plans drive us to the abyss. If Lebanon’s leaders decide to back the country away from the abyss, the country will remain. Taking to the streets is [not a nationalistic] rhetoric. We decided not to take to the streets… because we [are committed] to the constitution.

I made efforts in the past month, and God knows, I tried to prevent strife in the country. I made one initiative after another and one sacrifice after another. I saw a way to help end the impasse in [the efforts of] Saudi Arabia and Syria.

Unfortunately [Saudi-Syrian] efforts failed. A diplomatic movement was re-launched based on the Saudi-Syrian talks, which [led into the visits of Turkish and Qatari officials on Tuesday].

I [feel the need] to address all the Lebanese to say that we have reached the level of martyrdom. I decided to commit to a compromise in order to preserve coexistence. But once again, [the March 8 coalition] informed Qatari and Turkish officials that [their party is against] renaming Saad Hariri for premiership. [They] want to [kick] Saad Hariri out of politics.
If [March 8 wants] to kick Hariri out of the premiership, then fine.

We will take part in the consultations for premiership nominations that will be held by President [Michel Sleiman] next Monday, and we will commit to my candidacy as prime minister. The most important thing is that [parties] adhere to the constitution.

I have lived 39 years of my life in a country that swings between unity and division, war and peace, reassurance and worry. Today, I look for salvation from this distress. I have faced confrontation due to my position in politics, which is similar to the circumstances faced by my father. We belong to a national school, called ‘The Rafik Hariri School,’ which chooses to follow the path of truth and justice. They managed to [kill Rafik Hariri], but they were not able to kill coexistence.

Strife is not the price of achieving justice and truth [behind the Rafik Hariri murder]. We did not make all these sacrifices and support economic development in order to submit to strife. Our political system does not and will not mean anything if we deliver a future of turmoil to our children. The priorities of the people will remain our primary concern. Oppression will not prevent me from pursuing the path. Long live Lebanon [and its people].”

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Nasrallah sin tale 16 januar 2011

Libanon er i en status av politisk kaos. Den 16 januar 2011 talte Nasrallah om grunnlaget for at regjeringen gikk ad dundas.

“We supported Saudi-Syrian efforts to defuse tensions in Lebanon. We gambled on it along with everyone who wanted what is good for Lebanon. The talks were launched, although some in Lebanon denied that ideas were floated [to resolve the impasse]. I want to be very clear regarding the issue, [so] no one presents any made-up stories to the people. From the beginning, Saudi Arabia was very clear. [Riyadh] said that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon cannot be abolished. We said that we understand this fact. Also, Saudi Arabia said that the STL’s indictment cannot be abolished. We also understood this fact. Saudi Arabia was not able to [convince] the US and Israel to cancel [the indictment]. The issue we [wanted] was : One, to postpone the issue of the indictment and two, to contain the repercussions of the indictment.

We refuse the indictment and believe that we are targeted by it.

The results of the talks reached the following: How to neutralize Lebanon: The cabinet meets and withdraws the Lebanese judges from the STL, Lebanon stops funding the tribunal and Lebanon’s agreement with the STL is abrogated.

It is not the job of the Lebanese government to arrest those indicted by the STL. If we had agreed to these three [conditions], we would be preventing conflict in Lebanon. We want to reach a middle ground. We were informed by Saudi Arabia that they and Hariri agree on these three conditions. In return, they stated that other [conditions] should be fulfilled by the March 8 coalition. They told us these conditions… the atmosphere [at first] was positive.

The medical condition of the Saudi king slowed down the [progress of the talks]. A couple of weeks ago, we were told [by Saudi Arabia] that the king is adamant about the compromise. We were told that PM Saad Hariri was going to travel to the US for further talks. He even made a statement before he traveled to the US announcing that a [Saudi-Syrian] agreement had been reached; although he held [March 8] responsible [for not implementing its terms].

Hariri traveled to the US and out of nowhere, Saudi Arabia contacted Damascus, telling it that it cannot carry out the efforts and that the talks have suddenly stopped.

We were also informed that the STL’s indictment will be issued soon.

We agreed [last week] that it was better to resign from the cabinet. Why did this happen?

First, it is clear that the US and Israel rejected the Saudi-Syrian talks…They let them run for some time thinking that Riyadh and Damascus would not reach an agreement, but when they saw that a solution was about to be reached, the [US and Israel] interfered and obstructed the process. This is the only explanation to [what happened].

Second, there is no doubt that some Lebanese parties were seeking to support [US and Israeli] aims to obstruct the talks.

Third, regarding Hariri and his allies, he said at first that the [Saudi-Syrian] agreement had been achieved, but that [March 8] did not fulfill its side of the deal. This is not true. Since the Lebanese people are concerned about the situation, I want to ask: Why did we reach this phase?

Fourth, Hariri and his allies either do not want [to negotiate] but were sticking to the talks out of Saudi pressure, or they were supporting the talks and [the efforts] were halted due to the US’ strong will.

Fifth, Hariri said after he came back from the US that his demands [during the talks] would benefit the country. I will not reveal [Hariri’s conditions]. The rest of the conditions [only] benefit a certain political party. I will only mention one [condition] later during the speech. Or let us mention it now: When we said in the cabinet that the issue of false witnesses was very important and [greatly affected] the domestic situation and relations with Syria, we [requested] the cabinet to transfer the false witnesses file to the Justice Council. We wanted to vote on the issue and said that we would agree with the result [of the vote].

One of [Hariri’s conditions] during the talks was to cancel the false witnesses issue. Why does [March 14] want to cancel the false witnesses issue when it is supposed to be the party that it most keen on uncovering the truth behind it?

Regarding the New TV broadcast: Experts can say that it could be fabricated. The funny thing is that they can claim [the tape] is fabricated, but they will say the [STL indictment’s] alleged evidence, which relies heavily on telecom data, cannot be made up.

Future News says that it will broadcast all of the Saad Hariri [recordings tonight]. I ask them, how did you acquire [the tape] when it is said to be classified?

I would like to praise Minister of State Adnan as-Sayyed Hussein [who also resigned] because he acted based on his conscience. On why we resigned from the cabinet: First, from the first day, they aimed to make it fail. Yet, we were betting on giving things a chance… so that we could reach a [better] place.

Many months passed by and the [March 8] ministers were calling for accounting past government expenditures, but there was no result. If we called for investigating past financial account, they accused us of seeking strife. Second [as to why we resigned]: The cabinet was not capable of finalizing the issue of false witnesses. This cabinet [was] not qualified.

[Hariri] acted in a way that prevents [Lebanon] from containing the repercussions of the STL’s indictment. The people have demands. They might take to the streets. We are asked to prevent the people from taking to the streets. Taking down the incapable cabinet might allow Lebanon to form a new cabinet that will be able to assume its responsibility. It was impossible to maintain the government as it was before its fall.

Seventh, based on our evaluation of the cabinet status, we decided to resign. We exercised our constitutional right. We did not take to the streets to bring the cabinet down.

When [they sensed] that there was a probability that we will not support [Hariri] as the new premier, there was no one in the world that did not make calls to [make sure Hariri remains]. The opposition unanimously agrees on not backing Saad Hariri for the premiership.

As members of the opposition, we are not afraid of anyone’s speech or threat. We act according to our convictions. We should be thanked that we resigned in a constitutional way.

I will not announce who the opposition supports for the premiership. The parliamentary blocs will announce it tomorrow.

Calls are taking place to [pressure] for Hariri to be re-named as PM. Is this what should happen in a democratic state? [Should] parties be pressured by foreign states [to support Hariri]?

If a new cabinet is formed this way, does it mean it will be transparent? Will the parliamentary consultations really reflect the will of the MPs?

US Ambassador to Lebanon [Maura Connelly] went all the way to Zahle to meet with MP Nicolas Fattouch. This means that they are working on the MPs one by one.

I know that [STL Prosecutor Daniel] Bellemare was asked to issue the indictment more quickly. The scandal is that Bellemare’s [sources] announced that the indictment will be issued on Monday. I know for sure that the Lebanese government was officially informed that the indictment will be submitted [to STL Pre-trial judge Daniel Fransen] on Monday.

I would like to be very clear and honest. In the coming days, there will be two tracks: The first is the parliamentary consultations to name a new PM, and the second is that of the upcoming indictment.

Both tracks will be dealt with independently. We will take part in the consultations [with President Michel Sleiman] to name a new premier. The MPs and parties have a national responsibility. Let them ask what cabinet and performance they want to offer the Lebanese people. I leave that to their conscience.

For us, as Hezbollah specifically, we might have an evaluation regarding the cabinet performance: Any new cabinet that will be formed should bear responsibility. It is impossible to remain silent on any cabinet that will protect false witnesses. We will also not remain silent on any cabinet that will protect financial gaps. We will also not remain silent on any cabinet that neglects the demands of the people.

We ask [upcoming cabinets] not to plot against the Resistance. We will not remain silent on that issue. We hope that the Lebanese people will be able to form a cabinet capable of fulfilling their needs.

The events in Tunisia should be a lesson [for us]. I am not closing the door [in the face of any initiative]. If we, the Lebanese, are not able to reach a solution, then this will complicate the matter even more.

Finally, regarding the STL indictment, we described the tribunal as a US and Israeli tool based on the material we had in hand.

The parliamentary consultations [to name a new premier] are independent from the indictment issue. This country has been dragged into conflict years ago as results of greed. I reiterate that Israel killed former PM Rafik Hariri. In the past years, there was nothing we did not confront. You see us where we are today. Those who are carrying out with the project [against Hezbollah] are miscalculating. Based on what will be issued by Bellemare in the coming days, I will make [another] address. It is possible that the MPs’ consultations might result in naming Hariri again as premier.

I hope that God gives the wisdom and responsibility to all Lebanese in order to overcome the distress in this country. May God be with you.”

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Hezbollah og deres nåværende problem

Mens Libanon har blitt kastet ut i et limbo, der Hariri nå leder et forretningsministerium titter alle på Hezbollah og undrer over hva deres neste trekk blir. Påtalemyndigheten i spesialtribunalet har levert sin påtalebeslutning til domstolen, og alle forventer at en del av Hezbollah vil ha sine navn nedskrevet. Samtidig har Iran gitt beskjed om at pengestøtten vil synke.

Dermed oppstår problemet for Hezbollah. Deres makt ligger i dag ikke i deres store våpenarsenal. Men deres sosiale politikk i Sør-Beirut. Sosiale tjenester og helsestell. Arbeidsledigheten er skyhøy. Når Hezbollah sine almisser synker vil også viljen til å støtte opp om partiet synke. Samtidig har man en ung generasjon som ikke har den samme viljen til å drive krig som deres foreldre og besteforeldre. For Libanon opplever nå det samme som Tunisia, en ung generasjon som har invistert sine midler i utdanning, men arbeid er ikke å finne. Samtidig som de sekteriske skillelinjene er fremdeles sterke.

Hezbollah sin popularitet henger nå i pendelen, der tråden stadig blir svakere. For å opprettholde støtten på lang sikt må dermed Hezbollah bruke mer av sine finansielle krefter på det sivile samfunnet. Det vil da opplagt nok svekke militærkapasiteten til gruppen. Samtidig har man i sør en nabo som også opplever sine indre spenninger. Der Likud kanskje blir puddel (om enn bare anklaget for det) for Shas og UTJ der Netanyahu er i en kamp mellom de sekulære og religiøse, samtidig driver Tzipi Livni kiling i nakken på Netanyahu. Nasrallah vet utmerket godt at slike situasjoner i sør medfører et mer krigshissig naboland. I og for seg ikke noe nytt, men med tanke på at Stuxnet sannsynlighvis slo ut Iran sitt a-våpenprogram for en god periode så har Israel kjøpt seg tid med Iran. Hamas er underkuet på Gaza og er nå kun en irriterende flue som kan viftes vekk, og på VB prøver PLO/Fatah å danne sin egen stat men uten vold som gjør at Israel ikke kan bruke stor makt der.

Samtidig mener Nasrallah at Israel er den store stygge ulven angående tribunalet. Språkbruken Nasrallah legger opp til, og situasjonen Israel står i peker bare en vei. Et oppgjør langs Litani. Problemet er selvsagt, at forrige oppgjør i 2006 endte på ingen måte slik noen av partene ønsket seg. Israel fikk seg en nesetyver og ble om ikke slått, ydmyket av Hezbollah etter at IDF hadde glemt hva som fikk de til å trekke seg ut av Libanon 6 år tidligere. En gerilja som er disiplinert og lærevillig. Samtidig fikk Hezbollah en knekk av dimensjoner i sympatien fra resten av Libanons befolkning som var rimelig høy etter at Hezbollah fikk jaget Israel ut av sør-Libanon i 2000.

Men, støtten vil ikke forsvinne enda for Hezbollah. Til det er historien for sterk. Samtidig har Hezbollah et viktig moralsk kort i ermet. FN-kommisjonen etter Gazakrigen, ble i nabolandet sør angrepet som anti-semittisk/israelsk og upartisk. Nasrallah utfører det samme stuntet når det nå settes lys på Hezbollah, evnt på deres støttespillere i Damaskus.

Libanon L’hitraot – En bokanmeldelse

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Odd Karsten Tveit har skrevet flere bøker om Libanon, denne gangen er det tiden da Israel Libanon i 1982 og tiden til Israel trakk seg ut. Boken starter med den enorme bomben som spengte den amerikanske ambassaden i filler. Bakteppet er er Libanons skjebne på storpolitikkens alter, der Syria og Israel bruker Libanon som plass for sine ambisjoner. I birollene, men ganske så betydningsfulle, lurer Iran og Usa. Libanon var igjen blitt offer for stormaktpolitikkens alter.

En kvinne som har fullkommen midje, er trinn og fyldig, finner behag hos menn. Hun skal ha svart hår, bred panne, svarte øyenbryn og øyne, men lysende klare øyenhviter. Henns kinn skal være ovale, nesen fint formet og munnen yndfull. Hennes lepper og tunge skal være røde som sinober, henns hals lang og slank og hennes ånde behagelig.

Fra boken «den parfymerte hage»

Etter at Israel hadde vunnet alt og over alle i sin korte moderne historie var mange av de israelske soldatene og forsåvidt samfunnet i det syn at arabere er lette å overvinne. Bildet som mange journalister og diplomater, og enkelte røster i Israel, var at Libanon var kanskje lett å erobre, men vanskelig å kontrollere. Synet om at Libanon var som en kvinne som var lett å erobre var vanlig. Men de fant snart ut av at Libanons kvinne ville også forgifte.

Et stort pluss er at Tveit legger inn storpolitiske hendelser inn i boken, de kommer der de skal slik at en får en redgjørelse av hva som skjer i Libanon blir påvirket og påvirker det som skjer utenfor Libanons grenser. Tveit sin interesse for semitiske språk og deres ordrikdom er av ytterst viktighet. For de som har kjennskap, både til arabisk og/eller hebraisk, er klar over at ord kan ha doble betydninger, skjule lang historie og bruk av bilde ved bruk av språket. Ting blir ikke alltid sagt rett ut. I motsetning til nord-europa, der en helst ikke skal røre rundt i grøten, vil en i MØ røre til det er en tynn jevning før en rører enda mer. Jeg liker også at Tveit forlenger midtøstentradisjonen med å fortelle historie fra eldre tider, der dette flettes inn i hovedhistorien. Både for at vi lesere skal lære mer om historien, men også lære litt om det gamle som har innvirkning på det nye.

Noe av det negative er Tveit veldig fokusering på sjiamuslimene. Og for å hindre de litt mer rabiate, nei det er ikke bare Hezbollah. Jeg kan godt forstå Tveit på dette punktet. For det er i denne tiden Hezbollah grunnlegges og vi følger bevegelsen i sin spede barndom til de blir en slagkraftig styrke som setter en skikkelig nesetyver på israelerne. Det andre negative er at israelernes brutalitet blir behørig beskrevet, som absolutt er fortjent. Men Israel var alldeles ikke alene om å kunne brutalitens kunst. Ansarkonsentrasjonsleiren blir beskrevet noe overfladisk. Her kunne Tveit gått enda mer i dybden, om det er mulig.

Alt i alt, en meget godt bok av Tveit. Nok engang. At forfatteren innehar mye kunnskap er det ingen tvil om.

Et bilde, til slutt av det tragiske, er hvordan Begin og Sharon oppførte seg etter at israelske soldater hadde erobret Beaufort, med store tap etter israelsk målestokk; «hadde de maskingeværer?» Maktspillet i MØ er nok ikke ferdig med det første.

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Hummus – på 1 2 3

Også kalt hamos, homos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos eller hummous.
Fantastisk dip, og som er så lett å lage. At å kjøpe ferdig er vanskligere.

Du trenger;

  • 1 Boks kikerter en helt vanlig boks kjøpt hvor som helst
  • 3 spiseskje Tahini kjøpes hos innvandrersjapper som har varer fra midtøsten.
  • En dæsj sitron saft av en halv sitron
  • En dæsj olivenolje ikke så meget i selve hummusen
  • Et par fedd hvitløk
  • Litt spisskumin og paprikakrydder

Ha en boks kikerter i mikseren. Sammen med litt av saften som følger med. Hiv oppi hvitløken. Ha også i tahini og spisskumin. Klem saften av en halv sitron i.
Kjør mikseren til ønsket konsistens. Selv liker jeg den en anelse grov.

Legg hummusen på en tallerken. Hvordan du vil presentere den er opp til deg. Ingen måter er «korrekte».


Strø litt paprikakrydder over. Gjerne litt ekstra spisskumin. Hell også over en god porsjon olivenolje over.


Burka,strømper og g-streng

Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson får kjeft fordi han tullet med burka. Som vanlig kaster folk seg over fyren.

Men artig dog, med tanke på salgstallene man har fra MØ. Og for de som har noen kjente fra områdene kan de sikkert komme med flere punkter, dog om du kommer over de religiøse vil de selvsagt nekte og påpeke at slikt fandenskap finnes ikke.

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