The news of the Ceylon tea incident might have been less complicated but more striking than other news, since it was chosen to be announced by the National News Agency (NNA). A clear-cut piece of news, no beating around the bush! The tea that had been donated to the blast victims was distributed to the officers and elements of the Presidential Guard brigade.
You, Mr. Macron, came to tell us that we were the ones who had elected Hezbollah, and so we will have to live with its weapons! You yourself however, do not practice what you preach. All of Europe has classified Hezbollah’s military wing as a terrorist organization, and yet we live under the rule of the party’s military wing. Why should you be entitled to what we are not entitled to? How can the elections, held under the supervision of this military faction, be fair?
Lebanon is at a truly pivotal moment, and its existence is at stake. In this critical moment, Saad Hariri, Najib Mikati, Fouad Siniora, and Tammam Salam have decided that an undistinguished man, whose biography has been stained with many flaws, shall shoulder this enormous responsibility.
The largest part of the regime’s archives is distributed, until present, on the political forces and is not available to scholars, which makes the consensus on one version of the story impossible. Yet the debate and divisions that took place following the death of Sultan Hashim represent one of the signs of this impossibility.
The collapse began to reach us through small stories. A young man committed suicide in Hamra street in the middle of the day, and another was found hanging in the Al-Zeina valley region, north of Saida.
It is the Corona stage of the Lebanese collapse. Corona’s service in the context of this collapse is in full swing, and in fact this epidemic has included us under other afflicted societies, after we’d been alone on a decline.