Arabisc: Sunni, Shia’, Peace, War, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon!

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Arabic-language blogs. It was initially published at Global Voices...

The Blazing

Third day after the beginning of the never ending Middle East conflict; / , the Arabic blogsphere speaks.

Ranging between anger, celebration, condemnation and support, on both sides of the conflict, the bloggers views vary depends where they come from. Some sound extreme, others sound objective and reasonable, but all hopes that this ends with persistence peaceful and just solution for all, soon.

From , Ali glorifies the Shia’t Hezbollah operation and call them ‘the most honored arab,’ yet condemns Sunni’s conspiracy against Hezbollah. He said:

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The Shia’t Hezbollah succeeded in third operation of capturing an occupier Zionist soldiers. Like a magical breeze and a big storm, the news spread everywhere, cheering and celebrating, but the Arabian Governments kept quite. Meanwhile, immediately the Super Powers, United Nations, National and International Organizations, either went on supporting or condemnation, but where is the Arab? After a half day silence, the General Secretary of the Arab League came up to inform us that a meeting for the Arab Foreign Misters is arranged, very nice Arab, and the Information Mister of Lebanon comes out to say, “we don’t support, we didn’t know, we are not responsible?!?!” Only new “NO’s”, very good, and the Bahraini Government, which condemned the ‘terrorist explosions’ in India as they called them, but kept quite against Hezbollah operation.

And the conspiracy theory popup to marginalize and depress what the Shia’t Hezbollah did. First they said, its aim is to ruin ‘Lebanon Summer’, which pumps a large sum of money to the Lebanese economy, and then they said it is a ‘play,’ and many other useless imaginary stories.

I don’t know why I have the feeling that it’s because Hezbollah is a Shia’t party, nothing else. I don’t know why all the Sunni power uprise against anything Shia’t. The problem is that this Shia’a thing called ‘Hezbollah’ is embarrassing them. Not only the Sunni political failure, but even the Sunni as faith, and as they pretend to forget what the ‘Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement’ and other Sunni parties are doing.

From , Rami simply lay few unanswered questions, he said:

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Does any one think that the Zionist project is fighting to save their gains? In other words, did they stop spreading and are fighting for existence only? And is “God’s Nation” (Jews) puzzled and ‘out of solutions’ and does not know how to bring back it’s prestige, and its sweeping power in front of the naked armies of Hamas and Hezbollah, so it started using the ‘excessive power’? Or is it a considered as a hopeful sign?

Moodless from see this as ‘Policy of Foolishness’:

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To kidnap two soldiers to try trading them and then find yourself in the middle of a war against a stronger opponent which can brush off everything, gambling with civilians lives, 40 civilian children, youth and elders already killed… this is not translated but under the term ‘foolishness’!

From Lebanon, in her last post, Eve first draws the sad pictures of the atrocities, damages, death at door steps, buildings, bridges, airport and all Israeli air raid targets. The second part of her post reveals her wishful unity against Israel aggression. She said:

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The second part is related to the brave knight who came over his white horse, through the danger, to save all victim of injustice, at any price, I repeat, at any price.
In this part, we should be selective of our champion knights, the good ones. These champions who dragged us to where we are drowning in today (by the way, for those who like to use Lebanon ground to achieve their personal goals, kindly register your names on the waiting list until your turn comes).

Of course we were not asked, and who are we to stand in front of the champions?

So, this is official version of the story. But, personally, the story has no champion knights. The story includes casualties… a lot of casualties… and includes guilty people too. Hezbollah is guilty, no doubt. But Hezbollah policy represents a big part of the Lebanese (but not all). No doubt about this too. I put the official story to say that it’s not the right time to enrich a national conflict, and not time to discuss who is to blame, or to shame anyone now. Now it is the time to stop the Israeli aggression on Lebanon as fast as possible, and to minimize the casualties. Later on, we can talk, we can but borders, and we can define authorities. Therefore, we should not take conflicting positions. And based on this, be on Lebanon side, have one voice; this should be the official saying.

The senses are still coming on TV. I mute it, watching Beirut at night, no sound, and few tears, still beautiful, in spite of everything.

From , Jar el-Kamar looks at Hezbollah operation from different perspectives and tries to understand who is benefiting from what:

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I can’t grasp the idea of this operation being in solidarity with our brother in . I personally think that the difficult Palestinian situation was used in this operation to gain sympathy and legitimacy for what was done. Now, Hezbollah has gained more support and won more reasons to persist. Maybe Nasrallah thought that while Israel is busy in its war at Gaza that she will not be in position to invade Lebanon, and that it would not go far more than rockets from both sides as it used to be.

The last romantic possibility is that el-Sayed Hassan Nasralleh wants to use the Palestinian situation to ignite a wide comprehensive Islamic war. This possibility was adopted by U.S., which held Syria and iran responsible for.

Last but not least, Osama, a blogger from Palestine post few photos of debris on the Israeli side, caused by Hezbollah rockets and Israeli civilians sitting in shelters and title the post with one line; “They are suffering as much as you are.”

Update: This post is highlighted on the CBS Public Eye website:
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2006/07/14/publiceye/entry1805900.shtml

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