Monday, August 14, 2006

What's next?

(The video had some sound problems, this is why there is an effect of an echo)

The video is exclusive footage Beirut Live was able to acquire of the Israeli bombing of the bridge extension which leads to the Middle East's highest bridge, in Sofar. The image was taken in the first week of the crisis and is one of the hundreds of attacks on Lebanese infrastructure.
Now that a cease-fire just went into effect, we are hopeful it will hold and last. But when the dust settles, we will be facing two major internal problems - one of them could be potentially difficult, the other potentially fatal.
The first will focus on the economic problem. Our infrastructure is devastated and so are thousands of businesses, factories and agriculturalists alike. However, Sweden has said that it will host an international aid conference for Lebanon on August, 31 with representatives of 60 governments and organizations invited. This is expected to bring about a lot of aid that will hopefully empower us to repair a lot of the damage. But Lebanon has already lost enormous amount of money from this conflict, and many people are bankrupt while other are out of a job. How will these people make an income?
The other problem is the fatal one: the internal political struggle will soon appear in the form of two fighting clans: the ones who back Hezbollah and the ones who want them to disarm. This is what we, in Lebanon, are worried about today. How will this political struggle turn out? Can it lead to the worst of our fears? We hope not...


Anonymous guess who said...

Let’s see how long it takes for the in fighting to start. After watching all of the pro terrorist marches in your country we know who will control it soon enough. I hope you like your new leader because Lebanon won’t be a country it will be a state of the Iran people. WE don’t have to wish bad things for you and your country. You bring them on your selves and cry to world after. Israel will be strong and will always react to terror; Lebanon will always be weak and a tool to others. Good luck, your blogs will soon be illegal and your flag will die with your freedom.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam, you are still an idiot, rivaling Mr. George Bush.

7:47 PM  
Blogger HCB said...

Oh my - I hadn't recognize Sammie the wet fart right away.

Sammy – you are such a wee, silly little thing. You are so terminally stupid you actually enjoy – like a complete fool – being told you are stupid and foolish. You are not simply a wet fart – you are a sometimes sweet but always stupid little doggie yapping around my feet because you live only for the notice and attention of your master. But, as is usually the unfortunate case with little yappy dogs, you’ve peed on the carpet. Bad Sammy Doggie. Sammy the wet fart was bad, but Sammie the yapping little pee doggie – well, enough. So I’m going to have to discipline you. I can’t bring myself to slap such a stupid but cute little doggie because I know the little doggie doesn’t understand. But, Sammie the wet fart yappy little pee doggie, I can’t have you in here peeing on the floor in front of my friends. So – it’s outside with you until you’ve peed yourself empty, cleaned yourself up and are ready to go back under the bed. I know, I know – you’re going to yap and yap and yap all the way to the door. But – there. Now go outside and roll in the grass until you’re clean and smell better. Then we’ll let you back under the bed and you can peek out and watch the grown ups and your master. Watch out for the cat, Sammie. Oh – never mind. Cat caught a whiff and is turning around.

::poof:: Sammie’s all gone.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

Just to smart, I was seeing how long it would take. HCB, you're really focused on me. Couldn't come up with something new, thats okay I've done the same thing.

Good morning by the way! Just a another beautiful day in the OC. Bush is in office and you guys are still bitter. I guess I should say that Glenn Beck has your type pegged.

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Lili and Lola are still cunts trying to get support to the shiners of the month club. Which ever one uses the word twat, I can't remember.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurray! Lebanon and Hizbollah won!

Now, go enjoy your spoils...we all that to the victor go thr spoils, correct?

8:18 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

What spoils, some dirt and graves? No one won, we all lost. My taxes are going to go up.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous lola said...

35 year old Sam. I love the way you respect girls by calling them cunts.
What a shame.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

Excuse me Lola; I was called a “twat” twice. I didn't read back to determine who said but it started with an L. If you didn't say it then don't be offended because it wasn't towards you. As for respect, if a woman deserves harsh words then so be it. You can't throw stones and not expect them to be tossed back sometimes. Oh wait same stance as Hezbollah, we’ll kill and destroy but if you do the same back we’ll cry war crimes and miss treatment from you bullies.

So in short if you didn’t say it don’t be bent. Respect is a two way street but maybe in your world it isn’t either way who cares. I respect females that deserve it the same with the guys.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Chris Baker said...

Bush isn't simply "an idiot", his official policy is that the US is an enemy of Lebanon and of most of the Arab Middle East. That view is supported by about a quarter of the US population who don't really know anything about the Middle East except for pro-Israeli propaganda they hear or read. They are apparently told to post their propaganda all over the internet.

However the majority in the US sincerely mourn the casualties and destruction on both sides and wish you all good luck.

9:57 PM  
Blogger HCB said...

Lola (and Lili). Please don't notice "Sam" or whatever name he has chosen at the moment. As you know, with so many people in a country as we have, there are bound to be a few mistakes. Fortunately, our more liberal abortion laws are terminating "Sam" more frequently by seeing the genetic defect in advance and avoiding its result. Sam is an aberration.

Please don't feel it's necessary to respond to his drivel - he's not worth your time. Besides - his real goal is his master's (me) attention and he will do whatever comes to his nasty little brain to get it. He is a coward and a twat - a piece of dirt that should long ago have been flushed. Happily, people like him often say stupid things to people with short tempers. When he finally does, his tearful pleas will not help a bit. He'll have met a person with no more brains but a lot more brawn than he himself.

10:14 PM  
Blogger HCB said...

Now watch - Sammie the wet fart is working on a retort already. Give him some time and see what brilliance he possesses. Here it comes ....

10:15 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

Well I had to stop eating my lunch to respond. I didn't want to keep you waiting. As to the Master part, well you can keep living in your delusional world. From your point of view anything is possible but sorry that in reality isn’t. I thought you said you were not going to respond to/or about me anymore. I see you’re a true democrat, constantly flip flopping. I know you voted for Kerri, and who lost again. The democrats did of course so let the whining begin again.

You make one other point that might fit; I do see me fitting the dog part. As America has the world bent over and giving it to them so that we don’t have to go face to face I do the same to women who don’t deserve respect. Treat them like a dog and drill them from behind. Isn’t that the Muslim way, who knew maybe I’m converting. Treat countries, people and women [some women] with as little respect as possible and while fucking from the back them put their face in the pillow or sand so that you don’t have to see the tears of shame by loving what you’re giving them. So ya dog, but not yours. Don’t confuse me with your congregation of losers. Dems run and hide; republicans are the ones at the wheel, giving it to you every step of the way.

Keep responding flip flopper… Sorry Mr. Kerri [Not President Kerri}

10:32 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

HBC, send your mom and sisters over. WEll only if their not fat, no faties adn I'll demostrate to them what I mean. I've never given it to a apisco, so they like it in the ass? I kno wyou do so maybe your women are the same.

10:42 PM  
Blogger phishster said...

Sam, Lola and HCB - all made here and so did I!

I hope the cease fire stands...My life has been puased for a month and I would like to move on!!

10:56 PM  
Blogger phishster said...

Sam, Lola and HCB - all made here and so did I!

I hope the cease fire stands...My life has been puased for a month and I would like to move on!!

10:56 PM  
Blogger HCB said...

It's good to see you, Phishster. We all hope it stands - everyone. Some time I'm going to get to Beirut - we'll have a beer.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

HCB, no come backs?

Thats why the war was lost in Nam. Pussies like you were fighting it. You can't fight, when the going gets tuff you get puffing. Puff puff pass, thats all your generation was good for.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous lola said...

You should come to Beirut HCB. You will love it.

12:15 AM  
Blogger HCB said...

I will - and I'm completely serious. Friends of mine have moved to Dubai and have invited me. It ain't that far from there, right? A lot closer to Dubai than it is to Florida.

Lola, MrTez, Phishster, Omar, all you guys - I had no idea really about Lebanon. A little but not much of value. You are great ambassadors. Now - if we could get Lilu and Carmel and a couple of others we could take the first couple of the twelve steps - recognizing that which we can't control and not letting it control us. We'll drink beer and watch the sunset and figure there will be lots of time to worry about what happens next.

12:25 AM  
Anonymous sam said...

Well you might as well take the Good Ship Lolli Pop on a fun trip where the terrorist squat.

that would be a group whine party I would pay to hear. I'll bring the tissues and body bags.

12:35 AM  
Blogger Lilu said...

LOL, I have just realised, sam was talking about me.. :)

Anyhow HCB, I was gonna respond last time you suggested that beer get together, either Beirut or Tel Aviv could answer to that sunny description of yours.. you had me on "beer" :)

2:36 AM  
Blogger HCB said...

Ok, Lilu - we're getting a party together ....

3:05 AM  
Blogger HCB said...

And, Lilu, I hope you'll go back to our other conversation for a moment some time.

3:35 AM  
Anonymous i care said...

I know you worry about the political situation. I listened to Nasarallah tonite on CSpan and found that his speech was of substance, unity and hope. Much unlike my presidents speech today, full of ridiculous incitement. Anyway, I hope the Lebanese do not try to satisfy the pace expected by Isreal. The situation will take time, disarmament should not even be discussed right now. Isreal has not even left the soil. Hezbollah are Lebanese, they should be accepted not humiliated. No matter what, they have fought and punctured a hole in Isreals ego. Disarmenment will come with due time. My inlaws were not supporters of Hez, they lost everything this month, yet they kept their dignity and found respect for Nasrallah. Even though they blame Hez for the kidapping, It is Isreal who bombed them, they did not have to respond with such force. The goal was to weaken Hezbollah, at this moment he is stronger than before.

8:51 AM  
Blogger HCB said...


Here's the article I mentioned

2:51 PM  
Blogger Lilu said...

a thought to end the day with:

Hizbullah: UN decision doesn't obligate us / by Ali Waked for Ynet

Deputy Hizbullah leader Sheikh Naim Qassam told Hizbullah TV station al-Manar that "the UN decision does not obligate us and it does not have weight with us."
"What Israel didn't succeed in taking during war, it will not succeed with diplomacy and politics," added Qassam.,7340,L-3291783,00.html

2:26 AM  

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