Lebanon has officially announced 3 days of mourning for the death of the Saudi King Abdullah. I won’t dig into politics and explain why it’s only normal that the Lebanese authorities mourn the Saudi King (they don’t really have a choice) but the question that everyone has been asking is why don’t we ever mourn our own greats? the likes of Sabah, Wadih el Safi, Said Akl and others? Is the Saudi King more important or relevant to us than these legends? I don’t think so.
Moreover, why don’t we mourn our Lebanese Army martyrs? those brave men who are fighting as we speak terrorists in Ras Baalbeck? I am not asking for 3 days of mourning as we would have spent the past year mourning the army martyrs unfortunately, but the least we can do is set our priorities straight in this country and show support to the army who’s leading fierce battles to keep us from mourning new victims of terrorist attacks.
On a last note and since we are mourning the Saudi King, should we mourn the $3-billion in arms that were promised by the late Saudi King as well? Let’s hope not.
PS: Nelson Mandela got a mourning day too.
we aren’t mourning the soldiers because that’s their job… How come only in lebanon they are martyrs but in all other countries they are simply soldiers who died by protecting their country?
Normally when you sign to be a soldier you know what will happen ( you may die, be a hostage or be amputated) bas la2 bi lebnen 99% bi fouto for the salary and assurance:))
That’s incorrect. Soldiers are pretty much glorified here in the U.S., but at least they’re given some form of appreciation.
From my time living there, I’ve seen that Lebanese soldiers are some of the under-appreciated members of society-barely being appreciated as representative of the country’s diversity, and only being celebrated when it’s convenient. That the government is in Saudi’s pocket and putting it out there is just embarrassing.
Ma 3am 2oul enno lezem nwa2if kil shi iza jund met, but at least let their names and efforts be more widely known.
Fazi3 chou zaké enta!
للاسف اللبناني متل الكلب مع اسياده بالخارج و بس بيستقوي بالداخل
How many days did Hafez get?
It was back in 2000 and we were still under brotherly Syrian rule