عمركن ما تتعلمو

If you think that was it and “they” will actually agree on something in Qatar, then your wrong, prepare yourselves for another round of pleasant events!

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So is it over?

Today started with an Arab league delegation coming to to Lebanon to meet with the rival leaders in a trial to come up with a solution that satisfies everybody, seemed impossible for me. Anyway I didn’t follow up on what happening during the day though, but next thing I knew was Ghazi Al-Aaridi on TV declaring that the government has revoked its two measures concerning Hizbullah’s communication network and the head of the airport security. Let’s see if roadblocks will be removed now and the airport will be functional again.

By the way, did you hear all the shooting tonight after the government announcement?!

Recalling what happened in the past week, I think to myself – is it worth? Each time people need to “solve” a problem, there SHOULD be some killing involved, shedding lot of blood, and then funerals follow. Nothing can actually describe Lebanon’s current situation like this cartoon from LifeGeeked does.

Troubleshooting Lebanon

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Footages of Halba massacre

When I first read what Darko had to say in his blog about the incidents that occurred in Halba and resulted in executing 11 SSNP (Syrian Social National Party) fighters by the Future Movement militia, I was saddened by the fact that what we thought was part of the past is haunting us again…

Today, videos of the massacre started circulating everywhere, and I was literally in awe watching the disturbing footages, I am not claiming here that SSNPers are angels, actually each party is guilty in the current crisis, but executing people (or fighters or militia or whatever you wanna call them) in such a brutal way, and then kicking and beating their dead bodies is JUST PLAIN INSANE!!

What irritated me the most was one guy telling the cameraman “Film me while I place my sandal in his mouth” (pointing at one dead body). How sick is that!! Anyone would call that massacre a war crime…

Despite all this, Future Movement are still denying being a militia! I just wonder what would they do when they officially declare themselves as a militia! I am not pro SSNP, nor pro Future Movement, but I sure am pro humanity!

If you wanna have a look at the videos (there are 3 of the already), I will be publishing links to them below, but download them on your own responsibility because they’re so violent. You may as well check the videos site as they were also published on YouTube.

Video 1
Video 2
Video 3

Video 1 hosted on Plus961.com (I have uploaded the first video on my server just in case all of the links above expired, let people watch our shame even in 10 years from now!)

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Just listen: W Tmayali (Sway)

Have a break! Turn off the TV, and don’t listen to the news for the next 5 minutes. Instead, play this YouTube video, that’s one of my favorite Lebanese music. It’s called “W Tmayali” (“Sway” in English) from an album called “Sabah”  (“Morning” or “Sunrise” in English) and it’s composed, written and arranged by Nadim Mohsen.

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Lebanese civil war – The lighter side

We got used in Lebanon to jokes circulating over e-mails after big incidents, remember Fateh Al-Islam and the 2006 war jokes?

This time I thought there will be no jokes circulating since it is serious, and Lebanon is about to fall off the cliff, but hell no! We the Lebanese are always able to make fun of the situation AKA “وضع, ALTHOUGH this time the “joke” is on Lebanon and all of us.

I leave you now with some of the one liner jokes I have received over the last few days. (I am sorry if you can’t read Arabic).

خبر عاجل: أعلن الله (سبحانه وتعالى) انسحابه من الحزب
حزب الله يعلن إقتحام مبنى محطة سبايس تون و يجبرها على وقف البث لأنها تثير الحساسيات الطائفيه عند مشاهيدي المنار الصغير….
خبر عاجل: يستنكر حزب الله الاعتداء على تلفزيون المستقبل و يتهم السلطة
ادارة سوكلين تقوم بحملة نظافة تحت شعار ” النظافة من الايمان” و تشكر ملشيات المقاومة الاسلامية على مساهمتها
تبث قناة أنيمال بلانيت حالياً وثاقي عن إنقراض فصيلة فهود طريق الجديدة
مطلوب موظف لتلفزيون المستقبل يقول وششششش
عناصر حزب الله تشتكي من نوعية الدواليب لانها لا تصدر دخانا كثيفا و تحمل الدولة المسؤولية و تطالب السنيورة الغير شرعي بالتنحي
ميليشيات سعد الحريري تسيطر على مدينة ملاهي في بيروت و هناك مناوشات للسيطرة على قسم الأطفال في المكدونالد
خبر عاجل: إحتراق تلفزيون المستقبل بعدما نسي الشيف رمزي اللبن أمو عل النار
بيان صادر عن المعارضة: إذا تحت الشتي و حتلّينا بيروت … أيه كيف لو مشمسة.
خبر عاجل : فرقة الإسراء تسيطر على مسرح سوبر ستار و تقوم بأداء أغنية بري يا احلى قمر
تشكر قيادة الجيش الجهود التي تبذلها ملشيات المعارضة في حفظ الامن
حركة امل تسيطر على جميع مكبات سوكلين الخضراء و تدعي على من يرمي النفايات فيها
خبر عاجل جداً: نادي الانصار يسلم ملعبه لفريق العهد
فريق سوبر ستار يسلّم نفسه لفرقة الولاية النشاديّة
النداء يتجدد و لكن من عناصر حزب الله عن نقص في البزر الإيراني
مصادر صحفية تقول انّه لا تراجع عن القرارات الحكومية ونائلة معوض تقول انّ بنات بشري لا تتراجع
قيادة حزب الله تطلب من الجيش تسليم سلاحه حفاظا على امن المقاومة و السلم الاهلي
قوى المعارضة تستولي على وزارة التربية و تزور شهادة بروفية لسليمان فرنجية

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Give peace a chance

This photo you see above is shot by my friend Antoine Khater from All Day I Dream About Photography (ADIDAP) and titled “Give peas a chance”, he took it nearly 1 year ago on May 22 2007.

Antoine is another Lebanese blogger who feels disgusted of the current situation in Lebanon. For that he launched a campaign today to give peace a chance in Lebanon, and he’s calling to spread it across the Lebanese blogsphere, non-Lebanese blogs are also welcome to join! All we have to do is to copy a little piece of code into our blogs to add a ribbon on top of the page, and the ribbon will remain there until violence is stopped in the street of Beirut and Lebanon.

I hope keeping the ribbon will be for a VERY short period of time. If we were blogging back in the 1975 we would have kept this ribbon for 15 straight years!

Anyway, here is the code that you should insert in your blog (preferably in the header of your blog):
<script language=”javascript” src=”http://www.adidap.com/LebRibbon.js”></script>

I look forward to see it on other blogs as well, we are no more than bloggers and I don’t think we can demonstrate in the roads against war, and we don’t want to do that in the first place, but the least we can do is to unite and express our rejection for what is happening.

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Ras El-Nabeh today

I live in Ras El-Nabeh, where clashes have been raging for the last 2 days, and thanks god today is relatively calm and under the Lebanese army control. But still, I didn’t go to work in fear of not being able to come back! Yeah feels like being under siege!

So far the opposition has defeated the Future Movement militia in our neighborhood and in almost every other area in western Beirut. Although this result was expected (to me at least), but I really didn’t expect for the Future Movement militia to fall apart that fast!
Lesson learned: A cat should never mess with a lion.

I am wondering what will the opposition do next, I am pretty sure things will not be over at this stage, but I hope the situation will not get worse.

Oh and by the way I really feel like going out and shooting with my camera, I’m sure there will be a lot of scenes that are worth keeping for history, but I am afraid someone might beat me… Anyway here is a panoramic photo I took today morning from my balcony (it’s made of 3 photos), it shows “Basta” to the left and “Ras El-Nabeh” to the right. Unfortunately my camera is a DSLR and doesn’t capture video, otherwise I would have posted some very interesting sounds from yesterda’s clashes!

Ras El Nabeh
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On the current situation

No I won’t be cursing today, although I really feel like telling those ugly gangsters to go to hell and fight as much as they want there…

Anyway just in time, while I’m hearing RPGs every few minutes outside, one of my friends sent me this set of photos. It goes pretty well with the current situation. Especially with “Blue” being one of 14 March’s colors, and “Orange” being one of 8 March’s colors. (Click on each image to enlarge)

8 March VS 14 March 8 March VS 14 March

8 March VS 14 March

I think this is the only post in the Lebanese blogsphere with a sense of humor today! I’m optimistic by nature.

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FUCK YOU

May 07 Strike

Today I would like to join Tantalus in saying FUCK YOU to each and everyone involved in today’s incidents in Beirut. And to those who launched RPGs I say FUCK YOU twice, since you made additional effort in fucking up the day.

Also FUCK those who try to pretend they’re angels, while we know very well that it takes AT LEAST 2 to start a fight, so it’s quite obvious that 8 March and 14 March are both assholes.

I’m at work now and I still don’t know if it will be safe to go back home or not… Oh that’s one more FUCK YOU to the “wado3” (situation).

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Sexy Lebanese shows

K-Lynn Lingerie holds annual lingerie shows at various places in Lebanon such as Faraya Mzar, Edde Sands, Oceana, and other resorts.

And there’s no way you can miss one of these shows, because as soon one of these shows are held, you quickly start receiving photos of the event in your e-mail and before you know it your inbox will be full of girls displaying K-Lynn’s creations of sexy outfits! 😀

Yesterday I received one of these emails and a couple of photos caught my attention, not because of the sexy girls inside, but because they really made me laugh. Check them out.

Priceless Look
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Priceless 2
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Did you see the look on the face of that poor little kid in red? He’s seem to be just about to explode…

For those of you who were expecting me to display all the photos I received by e-mail, well I didn’t upload them but I will not disappoint you. At the end, I do understand that you might have arrived to this page via a Google search probably for “sexy lebanese girls”!!

You can check a couple of albums by following the links below:

K-Lynn show at Faraya Mzar Lebanon 2007

K-Lynn show at Faraya Mzar Lebanon 2008

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