Gibran Bassil’s new comic book – A nation’s dream

This is hilarious! I’ve been searching for some PDF version of this book ever since Bassam Abou Zaid tweeted about it a few days ago, and just last night, he made a news report about it. The Lebanese ministry of energy and water published a comic book called “A nation’s dream” starring minister Gibran Bassil and his son, telling a story that takes place in 2020 after we became an oil-producing country.

The story starts with Gibran Bassil and his son boarding a metro from Batroun towards Beirut passing by all the projects that Bassil has started, from dams to gas pipes and Beirut’s solar snake, then shows how Zouk became much less polluted and how the public dump in Dora turned into some touristic destination. The story then ends with Gibran Bassil telling how proud he feels to be among the few people who actually contributed into realizing the dreams of this country!

I’m not sure who advises minister Gibran Bassil on such things, but is he/she effing serious?! Morever, I wish the story has started by telling how exactly did Bassil accepted handing over the ministry of energy to someone else.

I totally loved the sarcastic comment by Bassam Abou Zaid at the end of the report by the way.

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6 Responses to Gibran Bassil’s new comic book – A nation’s dream

  1. marz May 4, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    laaaa2 la houn w bas 😛 the guy is out of his mind. meen nefekhlo raso ?

  2. Moussa May 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Hilarious! You’re right, who advises him on such things?! And why does he approve?

  3. Mouallek May 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Merci GEBRAN

    Du Fleuve de la Mort jusqu’après Tripoli,
    Vous affichez vos portraits indécents, hilares,
    Merci GEBRAN, merci, à grands coups de dollars,
    Ces pancartes, hélas, précèdent l’Hallali.

    Ne souriez pas trop en traversant le Styx,
    Pensez à Dante, sa Divine Comédie,
    Qui pour vous se transforme en tragicomédie.
    Ne l’oubliez pas, vous n’êtes pas Astérix !

    Car le fait de plonger dans le jus aouniste,
    Ne servira à rien au moment du bilan,
    Où l’on pourra sentir les délétères relents,
    De votre gestion faussement altruiste.

    Oui, tout ce que vos doigts, sales et malhabiles,
    Ont façonné, inspire doute et méfiance,
    Même si l’on juge avec indulgence,
    A moins d’être échappé tout droit d’un asile.

    Faites enlever ces banderoles stupides,
    Rentrez à Batroun et devenez adulte,
    N’ajoutez pas l’injure à l’insulte,
    Car le stupide rejoint le cupide , le turpide.

  4. Soubhi May 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    Not his fault…

    never seen a country where the population finds excuses for ministers: he’s doing his best they say… WTF! We need electricity not posters, books, tv ads.

    It’s easier to cure from cancer than from aounism.

  5. Milad May 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    So we’re not allowed to dream anymore?
    He may be delusional, he may be a liar, he may be a dreamer or unrealistic, but he may be right as well.
    I salute his efforts in re-creating the dream in our minds of having a better country.
    Lebanese people are now trained to criticize the bad, the good, the average, the excellent, the liar, the truthful, etc. I think we need to catch a break and start believing again in Gebran AND in others from other opposing parties who are actually talking about real stuff.
    The guy has been there for a year and a half. If we need to build one single room and paint it and decorate, it takes us 1 year, so take a deep breath and wait. we waited 15 years on the previous ones with ZERO progress. yes, ZERO progress.


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