Could the Lebanese Opposition be right?


The Lebanese government of Fouad Saniora “is dictated, run, managed and funded by the United States of America” – that is the claim the leader of the FPM movement G. M. Aoun and Hezbollah openly accuse.

In todays news, after the meeting of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with newly elected French President Nicolas Sarkozy concerning the conflict in Darfur, stated to the American press concerning our beloved Lebanon that:

Sarkozy’s administration is signaling that they will have a very strong interest in Lebanon and that France will continue to work with the U.S. on behalf of the democratically elected government of PM Fouad Saniora”, the U.S. Secretary of State said.

I am not sure that when it comes to international affairs and superpower governments involved, if small nations like Lebanon, need to have advocates as spokespersons to achieve any major tasks. Our advocate being of course France. Lebanon’s caretaker since the Byzantine era, and more obviously during last summer war with Israel.

Which brings me back to the initial claim from the opposition. Do Lebanese prefer to have as its spokesperson in the international community as France and the US or Iran and Syria.

No matter what the Lebanese do, or whom they elect, foreign powers will undoubtedly be involved. The US for the its own interest and that of Israel, France in its own interest and that of Lebanon. Lets hope Lebanon and Israels interest coincide, or else we’re heading for another war.


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