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Sawt Beirut International’s News Bulletin – Sept. 5, 2021

A brief of today’s news bulletin:

  • The government is obstructed by more than third veto power, so what is the solution?
  • Where is Lebanon’s flag? The Syrian regime has returned to its old days
  • Children diseased with cancer are struggling amid pharmaceutical outages

Syria’s Assad will never change! A war has erupted on its lands and lasted for ten years, during which almost everything changed, except one thing didn’t change in its regime: the hatred for Lebanon. From where did Assad, the ruling Baath party, and the Syrian intelligence services have the ability to hate Lebanon to this extent? Yesterday, a Lebanese ministerial delegation visited Syria to discuss the issue of importing gas and energy from Egypt and Jordan via Syria.

It was the United States that planned, programmed, and coordinated the visit, and asked Lebanon to communicate with Syria, while instructing the latter to comply with the Lebanese desire. On this basis, a date was set for the Lebanese delegation in Damascus. So what happened? As usual, Syria could not and did not dare to say no to America, so it “disgraced its behavior” with the Lebanese delegation.

Although the visit was official and assumes the presence of two flags, the Syrian authorities have hided the Lebanese flag, so the Lebanese ministers and officials were plunged between ​​Syrian flags, while the Lebanese flag was absent. What is this diplomatic insolence, and this impurity? We know that Assad’s Syria, as usual, is not willing to help Lebanon and that it welcomed the Lebanese delegation against its will, but rather to implement the American instructions.

As long as this is the case, why Syria didn’t show its deep rejection of what it is doing? As for the Lebanese ministers and officials, their responsibility is bigger. Where was their sense of patriotism when they did not see the flag of their country? The question is directed first to the Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Zeina Aker.

Didn’t the lady minister, who carries two main sovereign portfolios, feel that Syria violated the national sovereignty and all diplomatic norms in this performance? Why did Akar kept silent without taking any stance? In any case, regardless of the “El Alamein Battle,” Syria is forced to obey the US desire, and what happened in Syria with regard to the absence of the Lebanese flag, the world will not forget the image of the Syrian army leaving Lebanon humiliated and under the Syrian flags in 2005. Assad’s Syria, remember: The reign of the oppressors is short, no matter how long it might be.

  • Sawt Beirut International