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.
Michel Aoun seems to be focused on a single matter that concerns nobody else but him, which is the ‘injustice’ directed at him, his faction, his son-in-law, and his family. He’s playing the role of the leader of a country that is about to die on its 100th birthday. This Lebanese shallowness is what ended up allowing Macron’s star to shine…
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?
It seems that the president, who has always publicly hurled swear words around, has changed his mind and does not appreciate insults anymore. As he grew older and became the president, he became more “decent” as well, and now General Michel Aoun cannot stand any criticism, nor annoying questions.
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 symbolic gallows and the calls for accountability for those at the top of the authority pyramid in Lebanon, not those at the bottom, was the problem that angered Lebanon’s leaders and perhaps made them really fear for their lives.