Saturday, September 03, 2005
It's a matter of days now. Advertisement boards across the country are busy announcing the coming of a new old age that will allow Syria to "pulsate" again with humanity, culture and inadvertently even blood.*
Myriad of festivals, fairs and activities are being held everywhere in the country – a bit unusual really for this Baathist bastion, still the air remains as stale as ever, if not more so.
The country seems to have finally remembered its prisoners in Israel and its missing in Lebanon. But then, such historical grievances have always been a pretty convenient, though often effective, device to help rally the fools, the masses, God's accursed children whose sole purpose in life, it seems, is to be used as fodder in other people's wars, and war games.
War games. Games of war. Saber rattling. Folly galore. The builders of modern Syria have really outdone, not to mention outsmarted, themselves. What was made inevitable is bound to happen, and all we can do now is watch and see. Can you comprehend then the reasons for my silence? Only fools speak at a time when words have lost all meaning.
* The Syrian flag in the background was drawn in such a manner that is spelled the word blood. It is not clear whether this was intentional, but it seems quite appropriate somehow.