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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Disillusionment

"We are condemned to hope..."

Saadallah Wannous.

I know I am running the risk of being cursed by Wassim for over-quoting Saadallah Wannous, but that is exactly what I am feeling. What happened today, gives absolutely no real reason (especially if you look at the history of our Middle East) to be hopeful, be it the Syrian-Israeli renewed talks, or the "breakthrough" agreement in Doha. Nonetheless, it is sometimes necessary to take in, these very little shreds of hope, close your eyes, and think, just think, of a better day.

I, confirmed my flight to Beirut this August.

9 Comments:

Blogger أُمنية said...

politics is a game, a dirty one.

regarding the the Syr- israeli talks, my father says that
أن كل رئيس عربي يُقدّم له الغرب انتصار ما ليطنطن له شعبه بها في كل مناسبة وفي كل خطاب في مجلس الشعب . تظل كأيقونة في منجزاته، و سيرته و ما بعد سيرته، يعني منشان يملّو السطور تبع الخطابات .
بما أن الرئيس السابق قد "حرر" القنيطرة وقام بالثورة التصحيحية، فبعهد الرئيس الحالي س"تحرر" الجولان. ليصبح بطل التحرير، و الشعب يطنطن.

فشكلنا رح نطنطن.

May 22, 2008 1:38 AM

 
Blogger Wassim said...

A thousand curses...may your camels become infertile.

May 22, 2008 1:58 AM

 
Blogger Ihsan said...

Yazan, I second what you said that there no reason to be cheer and be hopeful. However, I disagree with your “shred of hope” assertion. Hope is for things moving forward to a better place/condition. This is not the case here. The Lebos decided to stop killing one another...this is not a better place, this is the normal place...besides, this isn’t the first time, or the last for that matter. The same people are still there, so nothing has really changed. They are taking a break and preparing for the next round.

Syria-Israel, give me a break, who says Olmart can make a peace deal? He is about to get kicked out of the office for corruption charges. I seriously doubt he has the ability of achieving what would be one of the most important milestones in the history of the middle east. Soon he will leave and someone else will come and few more years of killings in the middle east before the new comer will start thinking about peace..right before he/she is about to leave the office and so on.


How long are you staying back home? I'll be visiting sometime in September.



Omniah: Why does your father speak in fos7a? ;p

May 22, 2008 2:11 AM

 
Blogger أُمنية said...

coz he doesn't like speaking in english.

May 22, 2008 3:24 AM

 
Blogger poshlemon said...

Yazan,

do you have camels?

When in August?

May 22, 2008 6:34 AM

 
Blogger Yazan said...

Posh,
Yes, in fact my parents left me a thriving camel breeding business, at least until Wassim came along with that curse! ;)

I should be in Beirut by August 10th. Any idea when you're gonna be there?

May 22, 2008 1:48 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yazan has HIV-infected pubic hair on his head.

June 03, 2008 10:16 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No really, can I have som HIV, this would make me so cool! (p.s. e mail me)

June 05, 2008 12:20 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The shiites of Iraq are uprising against the Iranian occupation

http://www.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/41236687-33E7-4507-883C-EF259B110165.htm

June 15, 2008 9:01 PM

 

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