What Every Free Lebanese Thinks
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Submitted by Phoenician Lebanese (United Arab Emirates), Jun 26, 2012 at 08:17
Palestinian refugee presence in Lebanon is a real danger to the Lebanese Identity & existence.
Those refugees should never be allowed to stay, settle & spread more in Lebanon.
Nothing ever triggered the Lebanese partition & the civil war like the presence of the Palestinian refugees. In 1971 after being expelled from Jordan (God Bless its strong King for the act) the swarms of Palestinian fighters came to Lebanon to form the new base of operations against Israel, practice their "terrorism Business" & attack their Lebanese hosts.
The Lebanese people that welcomed them & defended their cause with the Cairo agreement, ended up being stopped by Palestinian Gorillas on road blocks, asked for their papers, humiliated, robbed, kidnapped, tortured, raped & killed. Later on, Palestinians started to attack the Lebanese army, & groups of those ungrateful pity seekers (as a Palestinian's first question to you is usually "don't you feel sorry for Palestine?) pushed to widen their territory by attacking middle & northern Lebanese regions, which is opposite direction to their southern Israeli target. They attacked all kind of villages, Christian ones & Muslim as well. They killed, robbed, disrespected people. Just imagine yourself welcoming a distressed human, giving him home & shelter, & the next day you find him robbing you, killing your loved ones, taking over your home, all of this cause Palestinians say out loud that " EVERYONE SHOULD SUFFER AS WE SUFFER"!!
Palestinian refugee camps today are the place you go to buy guns, drugs, get prostitutes, the place you can hide in if you robbed or killed someone (since the Cairo agreement allows them to carry guns & no Lebanese Army is allowed to enter this Lebanese land called the camps), camps also have groups of terrorists for hire; many groups like "Jund Al Sham" & others are armed groups working for the highest bidder. Lebanon will never rise to what it really can be with these terrorism pits present all around the Lebanese territories.
Making the Palestinians Lebanese citizens would cause the following problems:
- the Christian-Muslim equilibrium would topple, & the only place where freedom exist in this forsaken middle east would be lost
- Shiite to Sunnite equilibrium would also change, since 90% of Palestinian refugees are Sunnite
- Opportunities for a Lebanese to work in his country would become simply impossible
- Palestinian armed groups, who know nothing about life except carrying guns & parading the streets, won't have a job to do anymore… they will simply have a free pass to go around Lebanon, committing all kinds of atrocities
Lebanon simply CANNOT handle the refugees or integrate them. The Israeli State was born by an international decision, Lebanon suffered enough from this, it is time for the refugees to be partitioned & spread around the world.
P.S: To those who do not know, Lebanon is ruled by an equally partitioned government, between Christians on one side & Muslims on the other. We are the only "arab" (between brackets cause no real Lebanese accepts the disgrace of being called arab) country to have Christian president, Christian commander of the army, have real Democracy ( as corrupt as it is but still…) we never had kings-presidents –generals ruling for decades, freedom of speech & freedom to live the way you want (being an extremist or as open as one can be)is fundamental… you can go out drinking & partying & wearing what you want where you want, Muslims & Christians go out together clubbing, or visiting holy places (Saint Marry Harissa & Saint Charbel are visited by Muslims more than Christians) On Ramadan Christians go to Ramadan nights like any Muslim, & Muslims put Christmas trees, give gifts & celebrate
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