| 27 September 2021, Monday |

Tragedy in Beirut has only been aggravated by pointless talks

It has been already a year. A year has gone since the port of Beirut exploded, and no one knows who brought these deadly chemicals in or who is involved in the crime, a disaster that has led to absolute tragedy that displaced and expelled citizens of the capital. Worse scenario is, President Michel Aoun’s political and judicial obstinacy has resulted in the complete rejection of any legal process that provides justice to the victims’ families and brings the guilty to justice.

International Human Rights Organizations reported that some officials saw risk of Beirut Blast, but chose to remain silent whether than acting: HRW said President Michel Aoun, Caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and other former ministers wanted for questioning by judge Bitar, had failed to take action to protect the general public despite having been informed of the risks. The fact that this divided political reality exists evokes wrath and disdain since the frivolous people live on another planet.

The anguish in Beirut has extended throughout Lebanese provinces, because people who caused this are still portraying themselves as part of the answer in a country like Lebanon that is disintegrating day by day. The awful living situation raises many worries about a dangerous solution, particularly when Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati went to Baabda yesterday to denounce Aoun’s unrealistic demands, or more precisely, Hezbollah’s demand made through Aoun. If we are in for some surprises in the coming days, the truth will finally out, and this irresponsible authority will have to pay the price for what it has committed.

If the perpetrators of the assassination of Martyr Prime Minister Rafic Hariri and his colleagues in the center of Beirut with two thousand kg of explosive materials had been uncovered, the course of events in Lebanon would have been altered, and every criminal would have known his boundaries. Not to forget all the assassination crimes and assassination attempts in Lebanon including Marwan Hamadeh and Lokman Salim. The only person who shall be held accountable for such crimes is he who had the courage to ship such dangerous chemical materials into the Port of Beirut, he who is backed by an Armed Force that is controlling the Port region. Because those who preach sovereignty in Lebanon inside the Aounist covenant system are those who obey the commands of an armed party linked to Iran, such as Hezbollah, and turn Hezbollah’s language and ideals into a way of governance.

And, while Lebanon’s corruption system played a role in the country’s demise, the main head who drove Lebanon into such days is Michel Aoun, financially and economically, through the occupation of Lebanon, participation in regional wars, and isolation from its Arab neighbors, who, with his son-in-law Gebran Bassil, insists on turning Lebanon into a facilitator for Iran’s interests, a bargaining chip in the hands of the Wilayat Al Faqih.