I’m primarily an Italian football fan, but tend to also appreciate and like Germany’s team play and defense.
So of course I was cheering on for the German team throughout the night.
But at the same time I was half wishing they’d loose, not for the sake of Argentina, but more that of Lebanon.
You see looking back at the history of Germany winning world cups I noticed asomething common in the dates and the lebanese history.
In 1974, Germany won the world cup, a couple of days later trouble started sparkling up all around Lebanon, and before you know it, we had a 15 year civil war raging on and destroying the country:
The second time Germany won the world cup, was in 2006, the year israeli bombs were destroying all bridges around the country after first targeting the airport; and instilling fear in the crowds:
Now how do these link all my fears together? Simple:
A couple of minutes after the end of the 2014 World Cup games ending with Germany taking the world cup once again, a news update arrived:
“Israel responds to the two missiles sent from Lebanon’ s Raas El Ain with many rockets launched onto Khirach Al Hanya and Al Aazariyah…”
That was fast…. so here we go again or will we defeat our sour fate?