Wednesday, July 26, 2006

This is Lebanon


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This is a billboard being seen all over Beirut these past few days. How they managed to get it printed and posted in all of this fighting I have no idea.

It's an ad for a local bank, and it says: "No matter how cloudy the sky gets, Lebanon's sun shall return".

This is our defiant spirit. This is our will to overcome.

This is what makes us Lebanese. This is Lebanon.

15 Comments:

Blogger Delirious said...

We shall survive and overcome.
Over and over and over and over again :)

5:13 AM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Lycanthropy said...

"the sun also rises"

7:00 AM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger aroundtheclock24_7 said...

LONG LIVE LEBANON!

8:37 AM, July 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your headline says:

"Lebanon is under savage attack by Israel to collectively punish the Lebanese for Hizbollah's actions."

I'm afraid that's part of what it means to be a democracy. You have a collective responsibility for all that happens within your borders. If you cannot or will not try to stop internationally hostile actions from being executed within your borders, you will be held responsible.

I suggest you deal with the problem as quickly as possible, for the good of the entire world - except for those small enclaves of lunatics that, for some reason, you have benn sheltering...

1:34 PM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Rampurple said...

I discussed this ad when a friend when it first got released. I told him that in my opinion this campaign should have come in phases. I thought that this ad should have been phase 2. Right when the bombardments stop. I thought it would be better to have a more of "we will survive" type of campaign for phase 1.

I guess I was wrong if it had a positive impact on the people in Lebanon.

1:58 PM, July 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your ideal and reasolve inspire the world....thank you

7:15 PM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Solomon2 said...

What a great ad! It sure makes me want to open an account at the bank!

That doesn't mean I'm not worried. Even if the Israelis unilaterally stopped their bombardment today and withdrew its troops, the longer Lebanon is "defiant" the greater the temptation for Iran to nuke Lebanon and put the blame on Israel.

10:04 PM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Solomon2 said...

Hey, Mustafa - a great ad that you didn't create! Looks like you've got some worthy competition!

10:05 PM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Ramzi said...

Anonymous

Responsible yes. But Lebanon did not declare war on Israel, Israel has no right to declare war on Lebanon and the Lebanese. That is what the UN is for.

Solomon2

I fear your nukes just as much as I fear Iran's (or at least the ones you deny you have). Interesting that you defy the nuclear nonproliferation treaty just as Iran does, and yet we're supposed to turn a blind eye because, well, you're the good guys. And lets not forget the holocaust.

And I'm not Mustafa.

10:13 PM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Solomon2 said...

ramzi:

1) I'm an American. Lebanon probably isn't on any of our target lists.

2) I don't think you have to fear a surprise attack by Israeli nukes because Israelis don't dream of such destructive warfare to change political reality. But I feel certain the Iranians do.

3) Israel isn't a signatory of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, but Iran is. So the legal obligations of Israel and Iran aren't equal.

4) How can I forget the Holocaust? What's your point?

5) I know you're not Mustafa, but I guess he'll read your blog. He's really good at graphic arts and advertisements...

10:44 PM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Ramzi said...

1) I did not know you were American, but that is besides the point. You are taking the Israeli stance.

2) Again, you trust the Israelis. I don't.

3) The point is moot, Israel developed and mantains nuclear weapons and nobody seems to find it's a problem.

4) Of course you do. But I'm used to getting it plugged into every argument concerning Israel that I just had to write it somewhere.

11:00 PM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Solomon2 said...

What do or don't you trust the Israelis about? Check my latest post for my thoughts on this matter.

11:14 PM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Papa Ray said...

While all this is going on, while the world's attention is diverted, Is Iran poised to strike?

Read it and tell us what you think.

Papa Ray

7:36 AM, July 27, 2006  
Anonymous Lama said...

Ramzi,
After reading some of the insensitive and pig-headed comments being posted on your blog by "pro-israelis" (or should I call it as it is, "Zionists", since I would be underminding the minority of Israelis in Haifa who are sane humans that denounce the the daily massacres carried out by the IDF), I am sincerely starting to believe you might wanna consider deleting their posts from now on, it seems useless to talk to people with "1-track-minds", and for solomon2 and Anonymous, you guys are talking to the minority of fair-minded, democratic, educated citizens of Lebanon, so you better not push it, now you can see why fanaticism rises!!!!

1:42 PM, July 27, 2006  
Blogger sp4rtacus said...

hey solomon2, if you're really american. please answer my question. which country that already used nuclear bomb to win the war, the 1st and ever ? if you don't know the answer, please educate yourself.

4:17 PM, July 28, 2006  

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