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Sawt Beirut International’s News Bulletin – Aug. 23, 2021

A brief of tonight’s news bulletin:

  • The black fuel market’s kings govern with absolute tyranny.
  • The bombings of al-Taqwa and Al-Salam mosques… Tripoli’s wound has not healed after eight years.
  • After withholding their employees’ salaries…hospitals to banks: the situation appears to be messier.

“The Iranian oil convoy will undoubtedly arrive in Lebanon, and it will not be confined to one or two ships; rather, it will travel across a vast distance.” Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s Secretary-General, stated this to the Lebanese yesterday. Nasrallah’s news denotes his continued violation of the Lebanese state’s sovereignty and defiance of the international community… Iran will bring its banned ships and petroleum to Lebanon, both to violate the worldwide embargo and to use Lebanon as a bargaining chip in its battle with the United States of America and the rest of the world. Our officials, on the other hand, are servile, submissive, obedient, and would never dare to say “NO” to Nasrallah or his leader, the Wilayat Al-Faqih.

Where is the republic’s president? What happened to the Prime Minister who resigned? What happened to the appointed Prime Minister? Also, where have all the ministers who should be worried gone? Is the state entirely absent in order for the state to benefit? Have presidents and ministers grown too frightened to question an Iranian decision on Lebanon?It is true that the Republic’s current situation is regrettable. On Saturday, the President of the Republic convened a conference at Baabda Palace to address gasoline prices and the partial withdrawal of subsidies, which was attended by the resigned Prime Minister and related ministries, as well as the Governor of the Banque du Liban.

Nasrallah’s address yesterday was on Iranian oil. Has Nasrallah reduced the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister-designate, and the ministries to second-class officials? Is the responsibility of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, and the ministries restricted to making precise executive decisions relating to pricing, stations, and so on, even at the level of fuel? What a shame! The most shameful aspect of this scenario is how officials keep silent. Isn’t this to say that the statelet grew enough to become a state, while the state shrank until it was reduced to a statelet, or even less?




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