Saturday, December 31, 2011

Al-Manna` and Ghalyun

So Haytham Al-Manna' and Burhan Ghalyun signed an agreement to unite the efforts of their organizations.  Some members of the movement that Manna` represents have voiced opposition to the agreement already.  I am most disappointed that Al-Manna` signed that lousy agreement, which says that Arab intervention in Syria is not...intervention.  Is that an endorsement of the Saudi military intervention in Bahrain?  The agreement (in contrast to the lousy statement by the Syrian National Council) spoke of "the liberation" of the Golan heights.  But the word Palestine did not appear and the Zionist enemy (which even appears in the statements by Samir Ja`ja` (Ga`ga` in Egyptian accent) ) was not mentioned.  So the ceiling of the rhetoric of the Syrian National Council is now lover than that of Samir Ja`ja` (Ga`ga` in Egyptian accent).  But this I cant explain and I hope that Al-Manna` (who thus far has been my spokesperson on Syria and on Arab human rights in general--the man has been a most principled fighter for human rights and democracy but from a radical and anti-Zionist perspective) can explain to us how he can reconcile his signature with the article he wrote in As-Safir less than two weeks ago.  What gives?