, murmurs every mother in the audience's every head.
"The Syrian rule is well aware that it will never return back to power (...) it has burned bridges
with all countries," the Lebanese Forces MP said.
But in the end, everybody realized that in Lebanon only Syria's model of pan-Arabism works because of the country's influence and allies in Lebanon." He suggested that Jumblat learned the above equation--that Syria equals stability and prosperity--"the hard way," and added that Jumblat is now trying to "rebuild burned bridges
with the Syrian regime." Salman concluded by saying that the Lebanese people have the right to demand that the country's relationship with Syria "is not defined by a few politicians, since it is the people who generally pay the price of personal rifts between Lebanese and Syrian leaders ...
Sadly, I fear his ego probably prevents him from the necessary introspection required to ever rebuild some badly burned bridges
, and wear the blue shirt again.
But he will have restored some of the burned bridges
with an assured display at the back which on another night could well have been capped with a goal.