Patriarch Al Rahi in Egypt attests to the truth, while Aoun in the Vatican ignores it
Between Cairo and Rome, two portraits of Lebanon were taken. Why are we focusing on these two capitals in particular? Because Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Al Rahi is in Egypt, and President Michel Aoun is in the capital of Catholicism. The two images are there because what Patriarch Al Rahi says about Lebanese reality differs greatly from what the President of the Republic says.
Patriarch Al Rahi, who met Egypt’s President and Sheikh of Al-Azhar and visited the League of Arab States headquarters, told the truth as it is, and even testified to it. He acknowledged that the situation in Lebanon is deteriorating and that his people are facing significant challenges. In this regard, he came to a halt when confronted with the threat posed by Hezbollah. In addition to his description, Al Rahi saw the need for Lebanon to maintain positive neutrality.
This was echoed from the highest Arab podium, namely the League of Arab States. However, what did the president say in Rome? As usual, he is arrogant, and he denies reality, emphasizing, for example, that Christianity is not threatened by what some insist on portraying. Christians are in danger, not because of their faith, but because the entire Lebanese population is in a state of fear and danger.
In the current situation, Lebanon as a whole is in jeopardy. And the Lebanese are all in danger. One of the deep reasons for the two threats is that the strong covenant was not strong enough, so it plunged the country into intractable crises, and the people are mired in intractable problems.
Today’s picture in Lebanon is as follows: the economy is faltering, if not collapsing, sovereignty is suspended, and the state has split into two, but distinct, states. If we are not in danger despite all of this, what is the President of the Republic’s exact definition of danger?