"To the impartial eye, the world not only seems an unlikely one-off phenomenon, but a constant strain on reason. If reason exists, that is, if a neutral reason exists. So speaks the voice from within. So speaks Joker's voice." - Jostein Gaarder

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A hope..

This is a transcript, for those who cant see the video of Smair Kassir...

بعض المعارضين. وانا منهم يعني... عارضوا الحكم السوري من زاوية العروية. ومن زاوية خيانته للعروبة.

يعني الموضوع هو... هذا النظام القائم في دمشق منذ أكثر من 30 سنة.. 35 سنة أو ربما أكثر بقليل. وطريقة تعامله مع شعبه, مع الشعب اللبناني وأيضاً مع الشعب الفلسطيني. أعتقد أن المشكلة كانت هنا في احتقار هذا النظام كلياً لما تريده الشعوب.

يعني. لا يعقل, لا يعقل أن تحصل هذه الهزبمة الكبيرة للنظام السوري والمتمثلة بانسحابه من لبنان من دون ان يدفع ثمناً في مكان ما في سوريا وبغض النظر عن السياسة الأميركية. وأقول ذلك بالاستناد إلى الدور الوظيفي الذي لعبته الوصاية السورية على لبنان في السياسة الداخلية السورية, من خلال يعني تأمين التمويل للنخبة الحاكمة, ومن خلال تامين الدور الاقليمي, وغض النظر الأميركي والدولي... إلى ما هنالك...

لا يزال السيد رستم غزالي -عفواً الدكتور رستم غزالي لأنه حصل على شهادة دكتوراه من الجامعة اللبنانية قبل سنوات- لا يزال هو الذي يعين اي حاجب في الادارة الرسمية. نعم في الادارة الرسمية اللبنانية. وأملنا جميعاً أن تكون الحكومة المقبلة, أي التي ستأتي غداً أو بعد غد يعني الحكومة الاولى التي لا يعينها ضابط مخابرات من عنجر

Samir Kassir
A week before his assasination, I was watching him on Future TV, telling everyone that Beirut is not enough, that Damascus should be free of the Baath regime, that Syrians desrve their freedom just as much as Lebanese, In a time when it seemed even Syrians forgot about their freedom...
I'm angry, I'm bitter, I'm frustrated, just like I was a year ago...

I still have hope, a hope for a Syria.... A Syria for all Syrians, for all humans, for all religions and for all languages...
A Syria, like it had always been... Since the oldes alphabet, since the oldest music, since the oldest city.. since Damascus, Our Damascus, and Our Syria..
A Syria, like it had always been...
5/5/1960 - 2/6/2005


Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

i can not even start to say how much i disagree with you. not only do i disagree but i resent this type of thinking. i could write ten pages about how much i think you are not right. but that is not the point. i completely disagree with you. and the video itself is retarded. i allow myself to offend it, because it is not you. i wouldn't offend you. please don't come back to my blog. there are millions of people around the blogosphere. we do not have to continue annoying each other with contradicting points of view.

June 01, 2006 1:31 AM

Blogger Eve said...

thx for writing this post. i was going to write a post about him myself as well. we still miss him around here. If only more people would think like him, this region would have been a better place...

June 01, 2006 2:28 AM

Blogger Yazan said...

Yeah, Ok.
ur still welcome here anyways, cuz evidently, contradicting points of view dont really annoy me as much as it annoys u obviously... :)
u can offend the video, u can say anything, facts are facts, and I've lived those facts more than u can really imagine.
but anyways, have it your way.
Goodbye, take care..

His death is still a painful fact for me, I never was able to write about it, neither now anyways...
I dont know if Syria killed him, I DO NOT care really, the fact that he's dead is just too overwhelming to think of anything else.
It's a weird thing I have for Annahar, got that from my dad... but now it's just sad, I mean Ghassan is still there but... I donno, put all the rest together and they cant fill half the place of Samir or Jibran [whom might piss me off a bit, cuz he was a 100% Lebanon and to hell with the rest.. but I still enjoyed reading his stuff so much] and it was also painful seeing him die like that..

June 01, 2006 3:40 AM

Blogger Amr T said...

firt, this corner is no where near being stupid.

2nd, how do you include media (audio and video) to your posts?

finally, great work at Global voices online..

dont eat too much sushi...

June 02, 2006 12:23 PM

Blogger Yazan said...

Thanx about the GV thing, although I cant seem to find enough time to post roundups everyweek.. it sux

about the media thing... I'll mail u the code..

June 02, 2006 12:40 PM

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June 02, 2006 8:10 PM

Anonymous أبو كلبشه said...

مدونه حلوه كثير

June 03, 2006 1:18 AM

Blogger Omar said...

thanks for bringing my attention to him. Being so far away, it's easy to loose touch with current events back in Syria. I read the wikipedia article you linked to as well.

And to Steliano, don't just say you disagree with someone without at least discussing what you don't agree with. I assume you've had previous arguments with Yazan that I haven't read...

June 03, 2006 4:04 AM

Blogger Yazan said...

Yeah, I definitley know what u mean...
about Steliano. we dint really have any other argument. and I'm still a bit shocked.. but... I guess having been throuh this online world for 6 years, people stop being surprising anymore...

June 03, 2006 4:12 AM

Blogger hamwy said...

i dont know what 2 say but i cant say all that is right and more than this i know that u love syria like me and other syrian in all the world
we love syria u and me and allah love syria

June 03, 2006 4:30 AM

Blogger Hattori Hanzo said...

I think all lebanese, including Kasir, Tweini, and defenitely Jounblat, should keep their opinions to themselves about who they think is best to run Syria and govern the Syrian people.

June 04, 2006 2:52 PM

Blogger Yazan said...

What a beautiful way of putting it, how about we shut all people up..?

did the syrian regime keep its "opinion" to themselves?
at least these people are writers, they just write, they dont ,kill, jail torture and bomb people.

June 04, 2006 4:34 PM

Blogger Hattori Hanzo said...


I said lebanese should keep their opinions about who should run Syria to themselves, just as they want the Syrians to keep their opinions to themselves about who should run Lebanon. If not, they would be hypocrites.

Syrians should speak up, including writers, poets, politicians, and grabage men.

June 04, 2006 6:31 PM

Blogger Yazan said...

but, they never intefered with Syrian internal affairs, unless these affairs directly affected Lebanon.

Because, let's face it.. the only way to have a real stable free Lebanon is to have a real stable free Syria. that's a fact and they know it very well...

Plus, the only place where syrians CAN speak up was always Lebanon, I'm actually grateful for them speaking up..

Plus, for the second time.. the most important thing is that THESE are opinions, they're not really meddeling with syrian internal affairs [at least the writers and intellectuals] Junblat is a different case, junblat is a livin example of the warlords "class" that the Syrian regime itself funded and supported all through the war and post war lebanon.
I have the right to say that Najadi is not Iran's best option... and I have the right to voice that opinion. but i dont have the right to forceit upon the Iranians.

Syrian Regime was not voicing out opinions.. obviously ya3ni. ;)

June 04, 2006 6:38 PM

Blogger Hattori Hanzo said...


They do not have to interfere directly in syrian internal affairs. I think we all know how powerful media is these days, and this is something the syrian regime, as it seems, still has not understood.

Your opinion on Najad or Bush does not really matter, because you only have your mouth and your blog to voice it out. Not very effective.

As for syrians speaking up in lebanon... I think it was always much safer to speak up anywhere except Syria and Lebanon. So don;t be too grateful for them. They had no choice anyways.

Kasir may have only been a writer, but Tweini was a member of the lebanese government, and I think it is now obvious that all these crappy March forces are mouth pieces for the US, it is rediculous.

Don't get me wrong. I am not defending the syrian regime. All I am saying is that, for the lebanese, when it comes to syrian affairs, shut up!

June 04, 2006 7:09 PM

Blogger Mirzade said...

yazan could you try to get it :
lebanese should shut up wen it comes to syrian affaires cummon i got it ...
anyone can talk bout any regime they feel like talking about and yaz u get very "subjective" ( and i understand you ) when this topic is around ...

June 04, 2006 9:44 PM

Blogger Yazan said...

I get it..
I dont agree..

they're talking in the sense of, a free damascus is a NEED for a free beirut. put urself in their shoes..

It's not a far distant country that has absolutly no effect on them.. it'd be STUPID to ignore everything beyond ur borders.

maybe I am subjective.. honestly I dont see how this is subjective though...


June 04, 2006 10:02 PM

Blogger Yazan said...

I understand what ur saying, I know ur not defending the regime..

bas, still.. I dont think I agree. ;)

I still think ur under estimating the role lebanon played for all free syrians, since the days of Khaled al-Azm... until now... it's always been syrians' refuge from totalitarianism.

June 05, 2006 8:04 AM

Blogger Osaid Rasheed said...

Nice post

good day

July 02, 2006 1:32 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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July 22, 2006 10:46 PM


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