Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Power of the People

1- Iraq: Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (1979 – 2003) 24 Years
2- Palestine: Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat (1959 – 2004) 45 Years
3- Tunisia: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1987 – 2011) 34 Years
4- Egypt: Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak (1981 – 2011) 30 Years
5- Libya: Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi (1969 – 2011) 42 Years
6- Yemen: Ali Abdullah Saleh (1994 – 2011) 17 Years
7- Algeria: Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1999 – 2011) 12 Years
8- Syria: Assad Family (1970 – 2011) 41 Years
9- Sudan: Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (1989 – 2011) 22 Years
10- Djibouti: Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1999 – 2011) 12 Years
11- Mauretania: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (2005 – 2011) 6 Years
12- Bahrain: Al Khalifa family (1971 – 2011) 40 Years
13- Jordan: Al-Hussein family (1951 – 2011) 60 Years
14- UAE: Al Nahyan family (1855 – 2011) 156 Years
15- Qatar: Al Thani family (1825 – 2011) 186 Years
16- Kuwait: Al Sabah family (1751 – 2011) 260 Years
17- KSA: Al Saud family (1744 – 2011) 267 Years
18- Somalia: Sharif Ahmed (2009 – 2011) 2 Years
19- Oman: Al Said (since 18th Century)
20- Morocco: (since 17th Century )
21- Lebanon:
a. Maronites: Samir Farid Geagea (1986 – 2011) 25 years - 11 in jail since he was the only one to pay his debts to the nation,
Michel Naim Aoun (1988 – 2011) 23 Years – 15 Years in France living a luxurious life while his people are being treated like dogs.
b. Druz: Jumblat family (1943 – 2011) 68 Years
c. Shiite: Nabih Mustapha Birri (1984 – 2011) 30 Years,
Hasan Abdelkarim Nasrallah (1992 – 2011) 19 Years
d. Sunni: Harriri family (1992 – 2011) 19 Years

Being in power in the Arab world is a sickness with no medicine. It is a combination of 55% Alzheimer, 25% inferiority complex & 20% stupidity. Arab leaders go with the saying: “You would be an ass if you have a donkey and you don’t ride it 24/7/365”. I have a dream that one day an Arab leader would willingly leave his post as a King, Prince, President, Prime Minister or a Speaker of Parliament, and not due to death of natural causes, assassination, or a revolution killing the people he was supposed to be protecting. Amazing how leaders thrown down, and others soon to follow, are all 99.9% sure that their people are all with them and then those same people are the ones who will demand that they leave, destroy their statues and pictures and spit on them as soon as they leave. Arab leaders & Arab people wake up, (حاج تلحسو المبرد).

As for the Lebanese people, how can you live your life while knowing from day one that you have limitations for your ambitions?

- You can’t be a president or an army commander if you’re not a Christian maronite!
- You can’t be a prime minister if you’re not a sunni!
- You can’t be speaker of parliament if you’re not a shiite!
- You can’t be a Member of the Parliament unless you are loyal to one of the leading parties!
- You can’t be a part of the Islamic resistance against Israel unless you are a Shiite with Hezbollah!
- You can’t carry a weapon and use it on your fellow Lebanese unless you are a Shiite with Hezbollah!
- You can’t be a Lebanese unless you are a sheep and following one of your religious leaders, no questions asked!
- You can’t offend Hezbollah because it means you’re offending the resistance; since they are one entity. But when Hezbollah uses his weapons against other Lebanese, you can’t accuse the resistance, because they are different entities!
- You can’t mock any religious figure because they are “religious”, and 90% of their time is talking politics on TVs!
If this is the way, and since 50% of Lebanese people are ok with it as “statistics” show, and since nobody wants to revolt, I would like to invite the other 50% to start a new Christian resistance with arms to “fight Israel” and maybe even liberate Al-Kudus.
And if anyone thinks that’s wrong then those are traitors working with Israel, so simple.

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