In today’s news bulletin:
Walid Jumblatt is always surprised by what he says. He does not hesitate to express the truth of his thinking without embellishing the facts. In his last speech, Jumblatt said: Lebanon is threatened with disappearance. Does the phrase reflect reality? In principle, what Jumblatt says may be true if we are talking about a country other than Lebanon.
But Lebanon has another matter and even another approach. It is a country that always lives on the edge of danger and disappearance, but it never does. In modern history, this is what happened with the Palestinians, the Syrians and the Israelis, and it is being repeated with the Iranians today.
Just as a reminder, in September 2014, the Iranian parliamentarian Ali Reza Zaykan, who is very close to the Iranian guide Ali Khamenei, considered that the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, had become the fourth Arab capital belonging to Iran after Beirut, Damascus and Baghdad.
This was seven years ago, so what is happening today? In short, the land in the four countries is gradually emerging from under the mantle of Iranian guardianship. Baghaddad is no longer as it was before, and the Iraqi elections showed that the supporters of the Islamic Revolution in Iran no longer have the majority, so they resorted to what they mastered: assassination, resulting in the attempt to assassinate Al-Kazemi.
In Damascus, the situation for Tehran is not better. The final word is not hers but Moscow’s. Moreover, it is even sometimes for the understandings between Moscow and Tel Aviv.
What is said about Syria is said about Yemen, where the Houthis have been waging a fierce battle for the control of Marib for some time, without achieving a significant result. Lebanon remains, which Hezbollah tried a lot to seize, before discovering in the end that no one can control Lebanon for a long time.
Therefore, we do not have to fear the disappearance of Lebanon. What happened in Shwayya, Khaldeh, and Ain al-Remmaneh proved that the Lebanese people, who had previously rejected all kinds of guardianship, are now rejecting Iranian guardianship. Mr. Jumblatt, how can a country whose people are alive disappear, while the flame of steadfastness is not extinguished?