| 21 April 2024, Sunday |

“Sawt Beirut International” news bulletin for Friday, December 24, 2021

A brief of today’s news bulletin:

  • The country’s obstructers postpone solutions to the new year
  • How can the Lebanese shop and keep holiday spirit alive, after dollar exchange rate reached 27,000 LBP?
  • This year’s Christmas dinner is as poor as the Lebanese

Merry Christmas to all Sawt Beirut International audiences in Lebanon and across the world.

Christmas reveals the true meaning of salvation for Christians. However, for the Lebanese population, one will never witness the true meaning of salvation, that is because most of the officials are in a bitter rivalry. Instead of striving for the country’s salvation, you see them busy in their own disputes, battles, and destructive personal accounts.

The strong covenant, whose popularity and morals have failed, is still making last attempts to achieve two goals. The first is passing the Parliamentary elections with as few losses as possible, and the second is bringing the son-in-law Gebran Bassil to the Presidency of the Republic. The two objectives are impossible, therefore, President Aoun will be tougher than ever in the last ten months of his era, which will negatively affect the country’s situation.

On the other hand, President Nabih Berri’s situation is not better off. It is true that he won his last battle in the Constitutional Council against the covenant, but his position in the Shiite Street is not upright. He is now fighting a battle to embed his presence in the upcoming parliamentary elections against Hezbollah, and he is also fighting a battle to retain the presidency for four new years. Will he be able to achieve that?

Najib Mikati remains the weakest link between the three presidents, due to his critical situation since he entered the Serail, as he has been a handcuffed prime minister! His government, which he promoted it as a ‘Rescue’ government, needs to be saved from itself first, and from the Shiite duo participating in it and controlling its decision. Thus, Mikati rapidly has became the hostage of the Shiite duo and Hezbollah’s control over its decision.

If this is the situation of the main officials in the country, what about the situation of ministers and deputies? This is what prevails during Christmas and New Year holidays. The country’s rulers and officials are almost paralyzed and incapable.

Nevertheless, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  • Sawt Beirut International