Shirin from Lebanon

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Here in Germany, winter arrived late this year. Perhaps it is due to global warming. But eventually it came and now we have great snow.. Last weekend I drove with a few friends from the university to Austria and had a wonderful time at St. Anton ski resort.
It reminded me of my first visit to the Shuf - mountains in my beloved homeland. It was winter and we played in the snow until my fingers nearly froze and Ummi warmed them by blowing hot air from her mouth onto my trembling blue hands…
Today, the snow is still white and the beautiful Shuf stand peacefully as a great creation of Allah, but underneath, the ground continues to tremble.
After destroying the summer tourism season, it seems that Hizballah is working hard to create another avalanche, in order to bury the winter season also.
Please let us enjoy the freedom and beauty of our homeland. Stop the killing, stop ruining our lives.


  • Yes please let us enjot the lovely winter of lebanon..Ah Hassoun how mean you are!!..Ya mami..
    Sherin wake up!!!welcome to earth..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:57 AM  

  • Maybe,

    but they are surely gearing up to screw up summer. In any case, Shater Hassan will soon be brought back to earth, as his balloon is deflated. But the landing's gonna hurt all of us.

    By Blogger Jeha, at 3:33 AM  

  • Nice post Shirin, need to stop the madness in Lebanon caused by the enemy of stability and peace.

    By Blogger Fares, at 11:35 AM  

  • Shriin, thank you for this blog. You are very talented...finally a voice of reason :)

    By Anonymous Mohammad, at 8:30 AM  

  • lovely pics Sharshour

    jeha, how do u suppose Shater hasan's balloon would be deflate?
    You have to admit he has a lot and i mean a lot of supporters

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:33 AM  

  • Anonymous,

    The higher they go, the harder they fall. He has a lot of "assembling" power, but his base of support is based on weapons.

    He only defines himself "negatively", as opposition to others, with nothing "positive" or "constructive" to offer. In a sense, he is a war chief, not a peace leader.

    Others, like Moussa Sadr, Raymond Edde, Kamal Joumblat (to some extent) and mostly Rafic Hariri, had far less weapons, but a far stronger support across Lebanon, and across communities. They were peace leaders, and are remembered with far more staying power.

    Outside their communities, who really knows about Chamoun, Gemayel, Moussawi, Saad, Karameh? This one is, in the same manner, confined to his own sect. He has been trying hard, but cannot grow bigger. He will deflate. He is already deflating.

    BTW Shirin, I will be "linking" to your cartoons from my blog. Real cool stuff.

    By Blogger Jeha, at 2:27 PM  

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