The Longest Day of the Republic

Dear Reader,
Greetings and Good Day,

“….He looked back with piercing regret to the images of his early life, woven into pattern by the gods, until he could no longer control his anguish. He said aloud, “Yesterday I was grazing my sheep in the green valley, enjoying my existence, sounding my flute, and holding my head high. Today I am a prisoner of greed. Gold leads into gold, then into restlessness and finally into crushing misery… .” Yesterday and Today – Poem by Khalil Gibran.

Keeping the pace of events in the Middle East was never an easy task, not even for best analysts of intelligence agencies. However indicating a trend to policy makers and recommending a course of action remains in the heart of governance and of the state display of its own resources.

A veteran and corrupt Lebanese politician Mr. Walid Joumblat usually asks Ila Ayn ?.To a better future is the answer.
Certainly Walid Beik lost several occasions to show a stature of political grandeur, now he is only a small confessional champ of some villages, the same goes for others be these Berri, Hariri, Hassan Nasrallah, Geagea, Aoun, Gemayel senior and Junior, Franjieh , Mikati, Safadi, etc..
In the moving sands of the Levant there need to be a dynamic force that will lead the citizenry to the light at the end of the tunnel, and this is clearly the Lebanese civil society.
Today is the longest day of the Lebanese republic. This is because events will be tense enough to determine a breakthrough. As we know, so far a major popular protest erupted in Lebanon; We the People led a revolt against the mafia in power. Although the peaceful protest of the civil society is heterogeneous and composed by a mushroom of movements, being social at core, and not organized by political parties, yet its agenda and direction are very clear.
The civil society is colorful, similar to a caravan stretched along the entire area of Lebanese soil, having some movements leading reconnaissance missions, while others holding the high terrain, the seas and the skies. All movements however advance in the same direction to freedom, and reforms, a Lebanese wisdom of orientation. So while the mafia in power, reasserted its stance and adherence to corruption, by reiterating the wrong plan for Trash, sponsored by the minister of Agriculture; it displayed yesterday heinous press conferences conducted to threaten the civil society, and today is deploying unprecedented troop convoys converging to down town Beirut.
Failed politicians or parties such as Sami Gemayel, the Future, Sanioura, Michel Aoun, Hezbollah, Abou Faour, PSP, Antoine Zahra, LF, are all in a gear form, willing to defend the perimeter of the casino of greed. This alert of thieves will proceed in the session of the national dialogue to culminate in the attempt to clear the way for the mafia to protect its unique achievement, the rampage of state assets.
But the plan shall not pass, in fact starting from early hours, at 9h00 am, activists will gather to disrupt the mafia plans. The struggle will be epic, and confrontation immense, damage and losses might occur. The entirety of the Lebanese public life will be shacked, anger and refusal will dominate.
Yesterday during the meeting held at Madina Theater a hand was extended to the legal and legitimate PM Tammam Salam, by indicating a way out of the mess, where he needs to publicly say where he stands and what he stands for.
And here I wish to thank the civil society for this opportunity to keep diplomatic channels opened to our brethren Lebanese willing to join the fight for a new republic.
There is no time to lose, and I vividly recommend PM Salam to call for a press conference at noon, and declare his effective will to reconstitute the Lebanese nation/state and define together to the civil society, new political legislative, constitutional frameworks, and new rules and regulations for the republic. There will be transparency versus corruption, modernity vs. archaism, rejuvenation vs. status quo, accountability vs. ineffectiveness, and a secular unifying representation vs. a confessional dividing “GANGESTERISM”.
Tammam Salam today will live with us the longest day , his inaction will heavily cost the citizenry, while his action will initiate the march to salvation, to the third Lebanese republic.
From no water, no electricity, no services, no pensions, no senior care, to a passionate and caring state of economic advance.
Tammam before noon needs to look to the streets and understand that the nation is being dismantled in its essence in its most intimate tissues, in its ethics and principles in its public life.
Statesmanship requires a defining moment, and the PM’s national stance needs to build with a horizontal civil society, a state, by skipping his old ties to the thieves, profiteers, and gangsters in power.
Whenever PM Salam will remain embattled and hand cuffed, by the association for delinquency, then he has no leverage or title to represent Lebanon any more at any pedestal.
This is the first call for all the civil society to unite and mobilize for the defining battle, today is the longest day of the republic and we shall prevail. Lebanon shall overcome the mafia last attempt to rule with coercion.

Our families, friends, allies need to rest assured that we will spare no effort to save Lebanon from the bite of embezzlement and robbery.
Enough is enough with a political class having no clue in guidance.

We all charge for the liberation of the nation for its entire people resident and in the Diaspora. Today is the day.
To TAMMAM, I Say, fear is human; inaction might be an appropriate course of action sometimes, time can be an abundant commodity,, yet losing a nation without shedding a tear is the eminence of confusion and treachery.
Any injury or loss today will be caused by your indecisive stance, join the fight for good, as there is no alternative.

We the People is calling .

Tammam call the press conference and join the civil society, now, and in any case before the sun sets.
“He was going to be all that a mortal should be, Tomorrow. No one should be kinder or braver than he Tomorrow. A friend who was troubled and weary he knew, Who’d be glad of a lift and who needed it, too; On him he would call and see what he could do Tomorrow… “ Tomorrow by Edgar Albert Guest
الله يرحمك يا رياض #
Thank You,


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