Lebanese Jester

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To vote or not to vote

A “pivotal moment” seems to be the label put by all upon the upcoming elections. Every single Tom, Dick & Harry is trying his hardest to sway electoral votes his way with half baked promises and distorted images of their respective gruesome past. Mentions of a “powerful”, “independent”, “free of any foreign influence”, “corruption free”, “debt free”, “prosperous” …etc ; are being flogged by the dozen on local TV stations.
“Vote for me” they all say “for I am your ONLY salvation”.
The streets are cluttered with cars branding different colored flags on their way to political rallies, which span all over the 10452Km2 we once called home. And for the few of us who still actually work, once we get home, we are faced with local TV stations reminding us once again, that THEY ARE THE RIGHT CHOICE.
Before going any further in my ramblings tonight, let me reiterate that I do not adhere to any political party, I am Lebanese (and this is the cross I bear). I have spent numerous hours lately watching (so called) political debates and reading articles pertaining to the upcoming elections with a very critical eye, in the hope of finding a “divine” (and no I am not referring to Hassouna) sign which will point me towards voting for the “lesser of two evil” (yes this is what the upcoming elections come down to). Suddenly, EUREKA! A name came to my mind, that of Joseph Sader. His story (disappearance) is only 4 months old, but not many care to remember. Our dear (soon to be RE-ELECTED) warlords recall and use all the missing citizens in the past 30 years, but none mentions Joseph.
In February 2009 an MEA employee was kidnapped on his way home and hasn’t been heard of ever since. Kidnapped in an area that is indisputably known to be controlled by this crazed, turban wearing, Iranian allegiance pledging, divine local protector of all downtrodden Arabs in the universe (and beyond).


Within 24 hours of his disappearance, rumors came out that he was passing information to the enemy (No not Syria, but our ONLY enemy Israel); then another story that he was handed over to the Lebanese army (which later was denied).
Recently the Lebanese authorities have successfully dismantled a couple of Israeli spy networks, but as far as we the people are concerned, the name of Joseph did not figure in any of the affidavits given by those arrested. So where is Joseph?
I could put past me (but no I can’t) 7harb al ta7hrir, 7harb al ilgha, Holiday Inn, Terry Wait, Morabitoun, Fath, Ahmad Jibril, Sabra & Chatila, Damour…etc; I thought we had moved forward. But calling the 7th of May a glorious day; still rings in my ear. The ONE major artery is controlled by a crazed lunatic, and Joseph faith is known only to him. My decision has been made, on Sunday, I will vote (in the south) AGAINST HIM and those who associated with him (M.O.U).


June 2, 2009 - Posted by | Damour, Fath, Hassan Nasrallah, Hizbullah, Isarel, Michel Aoun, Mourabitoun, Syria, Terry Waite | , ,


  1. Yallah Yallah, comme tu y vas … la grande forme et tout et tout !!

    Chez nous la chambre d’amis est prête, puisque si Hassouna perd les élections, ton Liban perd via une guerre civil, s’il gagne, ton Liban paiera le prix d’une nouvelle guerre avec Israël puisque, et là c’est logique, ils tolèreront jamais d’avoir un gov légalement déclaré ennemi mortel de leur sacro saint pays…

    Tu savais que de Londre à Strasbourg tu peux tout faire en TGV ? 😉

    Comment by Ekios | June 2, 2009

  2. “All my bags are packed I’m ready to go”. Sympa le train it reminds me of my college days in England.

    Comment by marillionlb | June 2, 2009

  3. just say “when” 😉

    Comment by Ekios | June 2, 2009

  4. Make sure to vote your conscience no matter what, it is after all a civic duty.

    Comment by VOR | June 3, 2009

  5. Agreed VOR, my conscience tells me to do whatever it takes in order to protect my country from the axis of evil that is Hizbullah and his allies. I vote for the right to be able to go to work and come back home safely.

    Comment by marillionlb | June 3, 2009

  6. Yep, so will I about the european election the same day in France … i’ll vote … and just to kick the over dwarf in the balls … 😉

    PS : new story on my blog 😉

    Comment by Ekios | June 3, 2009

  7. ma 7ada yoghlat bl kalem abel ma ya3rif chou l 2osa.. walla be7sob 2alla li khala2o w hope tfhamo l osa… alla kbirr

    Comment by georges hourany | May 19, 2010

  8. @ Georges: Did not undertand a single word you uttered, are you actually threatening me, my readers… or is it that I failed to get your point. If you care to explain, it will be great. By the way your link is not working.

    Comment by marillionlb | May 19, 2010

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