| 25 February 2024, Sunday |

Sawt Beirut International News Bulletin – April 13, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

  • Will the Legislation Authority’s decision that it is illegal to amend Decree 6433 will end its effects on the demarcation and what does the law say?
  • On the anniversary of the Lebanese war, will the Iranian control over Lebanon lead to a new war?
  • After the missing food commodities and attempts to replace them with similar ones, is there a looming food crisis?

Ramadan is great and fasting in Lebanon today is involuntary and forced, and the big problem is that Eid al-Fitr comes and the Lebanese cannot break their fast as they should. The start of fasting coincides with the anniversary of the Lebanese war. From April 13, 1975 until today, exactly 46 years have passed since the outbreak of the Lebanese War, so where are we from it? Is it over or are we living in another chapter?

If we carefully observe what we are currently experiencing, we will be certain, in one way or another, that the war is not over yet. The litigants or combatants have changed, the quality of the battles varied, battle conditions have changed, but in one way or another, we are still in the throes of war. What began in Ain al-Rummani, on that black Sunday noon, has turned into unfinished chapters. In the past 46 years, many wars and battles Lebanon has gone through, the battles were Lebanese – Lebanese, Palestinian – Lebanese, Syrian – Lebanese, and Lebanese – Israeli.

As for today, the ongoing battle is between Lebanon and the axis of “resistance” and Iran the spearhead, so when will the war end and how? Until now, there is no end in sight, and we will remain in the midst of an open battle. As long as Iran still dreams of exporting what it is called the Islamic Revolution and as long as it is still working to restore the glories of the Persian Empire, by reaching the shores of the Mediterranean. These two goals are embodied in Lebanon in Hezbollah, which has transformed into a military, security, political, and financial force that controls the Lebanese decision. The most dangerous thing is that Hezbollah distracts itself from the raging internal conflicts, and often succeeds in showing itself as the solution, when he is the problem itself.

If the US-Iranian battles today over the nuclear file and if a deep Iranian desire to obstruct the formation of the government didn’t exist, were we without a government eight months ago?

Also, if not for Iran’s control of the Lebanese decision, would our economic situation have been this bad and were the Arab countries that have always supported Lebanon abandoning their support for it?

After 46 years of the beginning of the suffering, it is time for us to tell the truth as it is, and it is up to the country and the people to leave the bus of Ain al-Rummaneh once and for all.

  • Sawt Beirut International