Aoun & the New Patriarch: This Relationship Is Off to a Great Start.

Probably my first post on Michel Aoun ever. So I’d rather keep it short–draft-style.

Yesterday, Wednesday morning, March 15, 2011: Election of the 77th Maronite Patriarch Mar Beshara Boutros Rai (b. 1940).

It’s the talk of the town, or should I say, the talk of the country. National event… save for Michel Aoun, who had scheduled a press conference in the afternoon to address… “the weapons of the Resistance (Hizbullah).”

My statement on this:

(Regardless of whether you like Michel Aoun or not…)

Who cares?!

I repeat: Who the hell cares about “the weapons of the Resistance” on such a day, a few hours after the election of a new Maronite Patriarch?!

Do the Maronites care? No. The press conference was out of context.

Do Aoun’s supporters care? No. They already know what he thinks (= they think).

Do the Shi’is care? What for, it’s useless: the Sayyed has already said all this, only better than Aoun.

The Sunnis obviously didn’t care 😉

(Don’t ask me about the Druze.)

And, eventually, less than a one-minute comment by Aoun on the patriarchal election.

Again, regardless of whether you like him or not, we need to admit that we could have done without this press conference.

Totally irrelevant.

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