Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Oh, Arab Street, Thou Art So Fickle!!
I'm sad to report that the romance between the Arab Street and Hizbollah may not make it to Valentine's Day!
As with all romances and heart breaks, there are two sides to the story: On the one hand, Arab street believes Hizbollah betrayed her love and injured her feelings when it gloated over the execution of an ex. True, it was a dysfunctional love-hate relationship with that ex, but still a relationship! Also Hizbollah is taking the Arab Street for granted and has been seen lately flirting with Politics As Usual.
Hizbollah, on the other hand, is not having any of it. He is accusing Arab Street of being fickle and ungrateful, forgetting too soon that she was handed a glorious victory on a divine plate--something none of her other suitors had ever done. Even that ex. she's waxing lyrical about, the best he could deliver was 39 scuds, half of which landed in the West Bank anyway.
I have it from sources close to both that Julia Butrus is trying to mediate between the two. Will she succeed? Stay tuned. But these things drag on, so while waiting, you may want to read this.