How can the conflict between President Michel Aoun’s team on the one hand and Hezbollah and the Amal movement on the other end be resolved? So yet, the outcome remains unclear. However, it is undeniable that the President of the Republic’s relations with the Shiite duo have deteriorated from 2006 till present. The strained, if not hostile, relationship between Presidents Aoun and Berri is not new.
Rather, it has become an essential component of the Lebanese political landscape. But, at this point, Hezbollah has entered the struggle between the first and second presidencies, with a position that clearly favors Berri and his initiatives, particularly the position on participation in cabinet sessions. President Aoun is irritated by this position. He realized that the last year of his reign would pass without a government due to the Shiite duo’s persistence on obstruction and the prime minister’s unwillingness to conduct a cabinet meeting with those who attended.
So we’re in the midst of a political-governmental standoff that might last till the end of the mandate. Two conclusions are made here. The first is that Aoun and his staff have been subjected to an obstructionist policy that has been in place since 2005, i.e. since Aoun’s return from exile in France. Isn’t it feasible to state that the poison’s chef consumes it? The Shiite couple, according to the second observation, does not believe in institutions and laws unless they benefit their immediate, medium, and long-term interests.
However, if the laws are incompatible with their goals, the law becomes a conspiracy, and the official institutions become servile agents of global imperialism and the Zionist cause. What a country under the hands of a party that believes solely in obstructing, disloyalty, and imposing choices by the use of force!