Your "Next" President (and Lahoud)
Or: Fun with Emile Khoury
In a piece by Emile Khoury, in today's Nahar (Arabic, PDF) and L'Orient-LeJour (French, link good one day) we "learn" a few things.
A "candidate" to the Lebanese presidency who is not named in the piece tells Emile Khoury (see if you disagree):
-He hopes Syrian Lebanese relations improve. If tensions persist the security situation in Lebanon would suffer.
-There is a French-Saudi-Egyptian-US effort to help Lebanon apply UN resolutions 1559 and 1680
-The Brammertz report contains clues which need to be pursued.
-If Syrian-Lebanese relations do not improve, applying those UN resolutions will be difficult.
-Only when we have a new president can we move away from stagnation and paralysis.
WOW! WOW! WOW! Does it get any more obvious than that?
Have you had your fill of the plain-blah-vanilla-obvious-to-a-5-year-old for the next 10 years? And so the man thinks he has something to say. OK, but what about you Emile?
Even if it is a very slow day Emile, and you have a page to fill, why not tell us WHO this very discreet man is, and WHAT his ideas might be for the country? Or is the latter also a secret like the candidate's identity?
What kind of candidate anywhere in the world wants to remain anonymous? I realize that Lebanon is a very strange place. However this is getting weird, even by Lebanese Twilight-Zone standards.
But wait! I can beat that. In the same Nahar today another story had President Lahoud saying: "No Room for Judas in Lebanon."
And now, to make myself feel better, please excuse me while I go bang my head against a brick wall.