| 4 February 2023, Saturday |

“Sawt Beirut International” news bulletin for Sunday, November 14, 2021

A brief of today’s news bulletin

  • Will Mikati succeed in overcoming Hezbollah’s pressure to save his government?
  • Will Corona bring us back to home quarantine?
  • Individual initiatives to confront the transportation and fuel crisis

It is a land of fires of all kinds. In fall and summer seasons, natural fires devour woods, forests, and trees, while political, financial, and economic fires rage in all seasons, without leaving a stone upon another, nor a human being with another.

Let’s start with natural fires first. In every fire season, same phrases and questions are repeated, the most prominent of which are: Are the fires erupting due to natural factors or due to systematic sabotage? Why the government does not boost the capabilities of the firefighters and civil defense forces to be able to extinguish these fires? Last but not least: Where are the buoys that were purchased to put out fires and why are they not used?

These are three questions that have not been answered for many years, and most likely they will remain unanswered for many coming years. Who is blamed? Why all these crucial and vital questions in Lebanon always remain without convincing answers?

The situation is not better in the political fires, as the Mikati government set the record for failure and incompetence. The Lebanese awaited the birth of this government for a year, but unfortunately it wasn’t able to unite for a single month, and even to convene. So, what is the solution?

Is there a greater fire than this fire?! The financial-economic fire will remain because its blazes affect all citizens and their pockets. However, extinguishing this fire is impossible, as if it is written for the Lebanese to either emigrate to breath a sigh of relief, or to remain and suffer from poverty, and humiliation in their country.

Once again: Lebanon is the country of fire par excellence. Will someone put out the raging Lebanese fires, or it’s our destiny to live on earth with the flames of hell?

  • Sawt Beirut International