تنذكر وما تنعاد

كنت في العقد التاسع من عمري عندما استيقظت أنا وأخي في الساعة السادسة صباحاً على صوت رعدتين أثارتا الرهبة في قلبينا، لكننا أيقنا بعد ثوان قليلة أن ما الطبيعة لا يمكن أن تطلق رعداتها في شهر تموز الصيفي.

 لقد مر 13 عاماً على حرب تموز، لكن أحداث تلك الفترة في تفاصيلها الدقيقة ما زالت حيّة في ذاكرتي.

 لقد مر 13 عاماً على فرارنا من منزلنا ولجوئنا إلى منزل أحد أقاربنا في منطقة أخرى. لم نكن نعلم إن كان هذا المنزل آمناً لكنه بالتأكيد كان أكثر أماناً من منزلنا.

 لقد مر 13 عاماً على تدمير منزلنا في جنوب لبنان، وعلى خسارة أعز الأشخاص على قلوبنا.

 لقد مر 13 عاماً على كل تلك المصائب التي نقول عنها « تنذكر وما تنعاد »، نعم « تنذكر » لكي لا ننسى القوة التي اكتسبناها بعد إنتهاء الحرب، فالحرب وحدها تخلّص الإنسان من رهبة الحرب، و »ما تنعاد » لكي لا تتألم قلوبنا من جديد.

 تلك الحرب انتزعت مني الكثير من الأشياء التي أحببتها لكنها بالمقابل ساهمت في منحي القوة وعدم الخوف من الحرب بحد ذاتها فلم أعد ارتعد لمجرد ذكرها.

A Picture, Worth a Thousand Worlds!

Seven years have passed, yet war hasn’t stopped knocking on Syria’s door. Houses went down turning the country into a land of ghost towns. Children were orphaned, and parents were left mourning the death of their beloved ones.

The devastation that Syria has endured since 2011 was not enough to trigger the humanity of those who could help, until a painful image of the unseen truth mediated on the Internet for the whole world to see. It was none other than the picture of Aylan KURDI, a three-year-old asylum-seeking refugee, washed up on the shore by the waves of a mad ocean… motionless, dead!

It was only then that European countries opened their doors to the significantly increasing influx of refugees coming in from Syria and hoping to find peace on another land. And even though the rise of The Arab Spring resulted in the revolutionary changes of the regime in countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, it has, however, turned the lives of Syrians into a living hell, with nothing but the image of a seeked freedom at an unknown horizon, dangerously deflatable rubber dinghies, and death.

In other words their arrival to some of Europe’s countries was not a joyful event to eyes that saw refugees as a threat, bombers, terrorists, and job opportunity thieves. And as a result to this irrational vision, countries such as the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland built a wall, similar to the one Trump wanted to rise between America and Mexico, a virtual wall of greed, racism, discrimination, and inhumanity. It was as if Europeans looked at Syrians through a lens of so-called fear, whereas Syrians, humiliated and deprived of their pride and dignity, could not even dare to look at Europeans, fearing bullying, harmful looks, and bullets that were not made of metal or steel but of words; heartless, cold, and lethal words.

Had it been the other way around, what would’ve happened? Can the world not forget that Lebanon, a country that had endured a violent and notoriously bloody war against Syria, was one of the first to take them in, set camps for them, and lend them the helping hand? How can selfishness replace humanity? How can humans replace their humanity with inhumanity?

It’s sad that nowadays, the world only revolves around social media, and the humanity of so many is triggered by a simple picture such as the screen turned on by a button. What makes this even worse is that populations are trying hard to save their own lands by letting go of their humanity and declaring themselves “People of That Nation” instead of “Children of This World”.

Tout ce qu’il y a à savoir sur Trump et Clinton en 2016 en une bulle

TrumpvsHilary

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-heller-trump-clinton-cartoon_us_579b93d4e4b0693164c120e1

«Ça empire
alors n’essayez pas de me convaincre que
l’avenir est radieux aux États-Unis
car, en y regardant de plus près,
il y a de la colère et de la haine
même si
cela ne représente pas notre nation
cependant
sont sources de crainte
le crime, les terroristes, les clandestins
nous devons agir
croyez-moi
la peur
l’emporte sur
l’espoir
car
nous ne pouvons pas être optimistes
et vous ne m’entendrez jamais dire que
les États-Unis ont besoin de ponts et non de murs»

(Pour Hillary, lire de bas en haut)

Les guerres aveugles …

http://theweek.com/cartoons/index/267062/editorial-cartoon-world-syria-bombing

http://theweek.com/cartoons/index/267062/editorial-cartoon-world-syria-bombing

Nouvelles :  Le président américain envisage de bombarder la Syrie

Deux avions lancent leurs missiles avec plusieurs cibles en vue : la Syrie, le président Assad, les rebelles, le movement Al-Qaïda et l’État islamique d’Irak et du Levant (EIIL) .

Pilote 1 : « Quelle est notre cible au fait ? »

Pilote 2 : « Je ne sais pas ! »