| 3 March 2024, Sunday |

Sawt Beirut International news bulletin for Tuesday 27 July 2021

A brief of today’s news bulletin:

  • In Nejmeh Square, a new chapter of a lumpish play, how did the MPs play their roles?
  • Thousands of applications are piled to immigrate to Canada
  • Glory days have gone, Lebanese are begging for international aid

Najib Mikati is moving forward in the process of government formation, and Saad Hariri is escaping from the probe of Beirut Port crime. Mikati’s approach has been presented only in media, but it has not been proven in a legal or constitutional manner.

The parliamentary blocs he met during the consultations, expressed their confidence in Mikati and said that they don’t have any demands for themselves. Of course, we are keen that what has been said in public is untrue, as most of the political parties are greedy and have several demands. Therefore, the first day after designation is not a criterion, and the real assessment for Mikati’s success or failure in forming a government starts from tomorrow.

This ruling class has been examined before. On the other hand, Hariri escapes and evades and adopts the proverb “the best means of defense is attack”. Hariri held a press conference to defend the stance of the Future Movement Bloc, which opposes lifting political immunities. Hariri has turned into a jurisprudent who gives sermons about law and constitution. He seemed irritable and tense, and said that the Future Bloc signed a petition calling for the suspension of all constitutional and legal articles that give immunities and special rules for trials.

The question that arises in this context is why did Hariri and his party wake up on this proposition? Why they suddenly became legal and lawful? Why they didn’t make this proposition 11 months ago? Frankly, because they believed that the case would be diluted and that the judicial investigators would not dare to claim against senior officials, however, when they discovered the opposite, they got angry and signed a petition to prevent the lifting of immunities. When they saw that the public opinion revealed their real truth, they fled forward through their petition.

To Future, Amal, and Hezbollah MPs, and Deputy Parliament Speaker Elie Ferzli, all of this will not help you, for you are alone against lifting immunities after MP Albert Mansour withdrew his signature from the humiliation petition yesterday. Withdraw your signatures before it is too late and before you really become the MPs of demise and shame.

  • Sawt Beirut International