| 27 February 2024, Tuesday |

News Bulletin – Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

  • The humiliating lines in front of gas stations have returned, and bread is running scarce.
  • The objective of the conflict in Lebanon’s hospitals is neither diesel nor medicine.
  • When lost between establishing a cabinet and lifting subsidies, ask about Saad Hariri.

Are we still alive or do we have to spend eternity in Hell? Scenes we watch on the roads are astounding; humiliating lines form in front of gas stations that never seem to stop, producing deadly traffic jams on major Lebanese roadways. The situations aren’t any better in bakeries. A gasoline shortage is on the way. There is no arrogance at pharmacies, nor are there those who are grieving because the medicines they were looking for did not exist in the first place.

Everything in the country shuts out its lights and ceases operations at this moment. If the situation continues to deteriorate, homes, businesses, factories, offices, cafes, restaurants, and hotels, as well as hospitals, may be forced to close, so who shall we blame?

Obviously, each of the official parties is attempting to place blame on the other. Riad Salameh accuses the political elite of attempting to spend from the mandatory reserve, while Gebran Bassil accuses the governor of the Banque du Liban of assassinating a whole nation, and both appear to be correct, as all those in authority are complicit in the crime. Starting with the president of the republic, passing through the caretaker government and its president, up to the governor of the Banque du Liban, they differ and we pay the price, they quarrel and the people suffer, they engage in slander against each other while the people suffer and humiliate, so enough is enough.

You irresponsible officials have had your say. The true responsible person is one who is concerned about his people’s interests and does not spend all of his time correcting his statements, even if it means putting people’s lives in danger. You have a choice of two options, criminals. We cannot forget some of the horrors you committed against us and the crimes you committed against our motherland, Lebanon, by seeing your black, ugly features in public again.

  • Sawt Beirut International