Guardians of the Cedars - National Lebanese Movement
Upon listening to the long-winded declaration made by Abdul Hamid
Khadam, the Syrian Vice President to the Near East station, the Guardians of the Cedars-
National Lebanese Movement encountered many blunders, in particular;
- He said that the situation in Lebanon is good,and that he had outpaced the most
dangerous stages; whereas he knows full well that the present situation is worse than bad.
As a matter of fact, Lebanon is critically ill under the pending Syrian tutelage, and is
traversing the most critical situations on all levels: political, economic, financial,
psychological. He will not pass beyond this malignant crisis before overthrowing this
tutelage which has crippled his political life completely.
- He said that the 18 years of civil war have destroyed everything; that the Lebanese used
to solve their differences with the canon. He has omitted to mention that Lebanon also
fought a war against the Palestinians and the Syrians; nor did he mention the Syrian
shells and rockets that rained over our capital and our towns and villages all through
those 18 years, and that they stopped only after annexing the Eastern Sector to the
dreadful Syrian occupation. He, himself, an eminent expert in the age -old policy of
"divide and rule", also forgot to mention that the civil war was the result of
the discord sown by his government among Lebanon's unruly politicians.
- He said that the Lebanese Prime Minister has exerted great efforts to bolster Lebanon's
position, whereas, deep inside, he knows that Lebanon's position is completely shattered
during his inauspicious rule, and that even the minimum rights of Lebanese individuals and
communities are crushed and obliterated.
- He said that whoever claims that Lebanon is facing economic collapse is looking through
a black veil, whereas, deep inside, he knows that blackness has encircled Lebanon the
moment Syrian troops invaded him, and that vast majority of the Lebanese are on the brink
of disaster: some are even facing famine, whereas others, seeking a job, cannot find it
because foreigners, Syrians in majority,- are stealing away their jobs and livelihood so
thoroughly that most of our people are now unable to make both ends meet.
- He said that the regional situation is such that the Presidential elections can be held.
But the question is of what elections is he speaking, now that in Lebanon, Syria has
replaced elections by nominations so effectively that all the Lebanese officials, from the
top to bottom of the scale, owe their office to appointment, and all the fresh candidates
have already started to crawl to Damascus in order to present an examination of
The indisputable truth is that no one has mastered political
harlotry as perfectly as this person. Nevertheless, we warn him that people have wakened
up to his tomfoolery and will be duped no more. The time of verity has fallen and his
actions will force him and everyone who has worked against Lebanon and distressed the
Lebanese to give account for his actions.
At the service of Lebanon,