Let me come out clean from the start, those men who flushed out the Future movement and surrounded Jumblatt are clean men, strong men and, I feel, the most honourable men in the region. Within 24 hours the Nissan Pathfinders had scoured Beirut clean, clipped Jumblatt’s wings and left the “Quartet” nations, Israel and most of the ‘civilised’ world outraged – again. Good, let them be livid. It was not outrageous for them to fund and arm these thugs they called moderates, certainly not outrageous for them to fuel sectarian violence throughout the Middle East to facilitate their occupation, but it is outrageous for them that their puppets should be so effectively stamped out. This doesn’t mean it’s all over though, far from it.
And look how they did it – a minimum of violence. No executions on the streets, handing positions over to the Lebanese army. That’s the ‘terrorists.’ And the response of the ‘moderate democrats’? Today they’ve murdered Syrian workers for being Syriam. Junblatt’s people have kidnapped and executed Hizbullah men ‘with knives’. Hooray for pro-Western moderation.
Most truthful quote of the day comes from the former head of Mossad: 3 years work by Western and Arab intelligence services in Beirut has been wiped out in one night.