[Marxism] Lebanon's Presidency

Nestor Gorojovsky nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
Fri Sep 16 09:16:55 MDT 2005


Respuesta a:"Marxism Digest, Vol 23, Issue 40"
Enviado por:marxism-request at lists.econ.utah.edu
Con fecha:15 Sep 2005, a las 12:00

> if there were elections in Lebanon 
> tomorrow, the head of Hizbollah would likely be elected. However,
> since he is a Moslem that would be impossible since the constitution
> bars anybody but Christians from taking office. Where did that
> constitution come from, Galloway asked? It was imposed as the result
> of the invasion of the US marines in 1958. That was a valuable point
> and one worth following up on.

Certainly so.

This is what imperialists describe as a "well balanced constitutional 
equilibrium of religious struggle".

What they always fail to do is that without imperialism this struggle 
would amount to nothing.

Maybe some ignore that in Lebanon, "Christian" means mostly "Maronite 
Christian", and this means (eleven of ten times) "pro-imperialist 
sepoy".

Although the powers of the Lebanese President vis a vis the 
Parliament are very small as compared to those that the US President 
wields against the Congress, it is most interesting to note that, 
under the pretext of "protection of the interests of a religious 
minority", US imperialism has managed to create a constitutional 
arrngement whereby the formal head of the State (not of the "nation", 
there can NOT exist a Lebanese "nation") is always an ally of (and 
dependent on) the foreign powers.

As "Le Figaro" would have it:  such a cunning cannot be expected from 
Americans, it is an European specialty.

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Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
[No necesariamente es su autor]
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"La patria tiene que ser la dignidad arriba y el regocijo abajo".
Aparicio Saravia
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