by Daniel Mabsout
Friday, June 29th, 2012
Lebanon is one of the smallest Arabian countries, a small paradise on Arab land but designed intentionally by French colonialism to harbor a mosaic of various religions and sects that will have ever to split the power and share in it and coexist sometimes peacefully, sometimes not.
Born in 1943 after a painful labor due to the partition of the whole area according to the Sykes/Picot colonialist treaty, Lebanon which was part of greater Syria and previously affiliated to the Ottoman Empire was put together to group several religions but mainly to be under Christian dominance.
This partition – to which Lebanon owes its existence – was not actually for the sake of Arab Christians, the goal that the west has been working on since WWI, and even before that, was to create a Jewish state in the land of Palestine . This partition and creation of small Arab entities was but a step toward the establishment of the usurper state called Israel made easier by creating Lebanon in its actual borders and turning it into a shelter for Christians. Due to this Lebanon could never acquire stability, it was made to become lost between Arab identity and foreign identification and to lose time and energy over endless religious fights not to mention the ever lasting threat of being assaulted and invaded anytime by Israel.
Under these conditions and in these circumstances Lebanon failed more than any other Arab country in achieving any independence or autonomy, it belonged to the west culturally, economically, and even religiously in case of Christians, it was like a frail body that had to remain under supervision and patronage of the colonial west that would sometimes delegate this power to this or that Arab country.
Many things were designed by the colonial west for this little country, the most difficult being the civil religious wars and especially the last one that lasted 25 years and played on the internal religious contradictions of the country in order to promote western interests mainly the existence and security of the usurping Zionist Jewish state that always enjoyed the protection of the west.
What constituted the weakness of Lebanon ie: the variety of its components and fragility of its structure created – no doubt- a margin of freedom for the Lebanese people that other Arab countries did not enjoy, the Lebanese –at least a number of them- freely expressed their unconditional support to the Palestinian resistance and to the Palestinian cause; because of this, when Israel invaded Lebanon and entered Beirut in 1982, it was faced with the fiercest resistance from the national forces that caused it to withdraw from Beirut and restrict its presence to the southern area.
Finally, the Lebanese miracle- that no one expected- happened when the weak country turned suddenly into the strongest Arab country and what was considered a point of vulnerability turned into an aspect of strength, the Lebanese Resistance- born from the Shi’a Lebanese sect and inspired by the Islamic Resistance of Iran – took on the mission of liberating the country from Israeli occupation and succeeded in year 2000 in throwing the Israelis forces out of Lebanon thanks to the constant strikes of the Lebanese Resistance fighters who reaped the victory of their long struggle. This success was followed by another striking victory when the Resistance fighters defeated the Israeli army in the 2006 Israeli assault.
Since then Lebanon has enjoyed no rest, schemes and designs and plots involving Lebanese and foreign officials and intelligences have not stopped, the goal: to take revenge on the Resistance that defeated twice the Israelis, first by attacking its spotless image and second by confiscating its arms and weapons with which it defeated the fifth army in strength world wide; for this the world establishment- eager to protect Israel and to neutralize the Resistance – is counting on the collaboration of the Lebanese government in the person of PM Hariri and his local and international allies and on the active role of the UN in what is called: the Special Tribunal For Lebanon.