| 19 April 2024, Friday |

Introduction to SBI news bulletin: Michel Aoun and Gebran Bassil hostages to Hezbollah

Exactly an hour later, the President of the Republic appears at the Lebanese, addressing a public message ten months before the end of his term. What does President Aoun have to say? Is it true that he will address the state’s relationship with Hezbollah, and how the policy of obstruction practiced by the Shiite duo is what led and leads to the deterioration of the situation in Lebanon at all levels? In logic and principle, this is what the President of the Republic wanted from his message.

However, last-hour calls may have modified a little or even a lot in the content and tone of the message. According to the information of the Sawt Beirut International, the meeting that took place in Al-Bayada at night between the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, Gibran Bassil and the official of the Liaison and Coordination Unit in Hezbollah, Wafiq Safa, led to a decision to calm things down as much as possible between Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement, which will inevitably lead to alleviating the severity of the tone in which the President of the Republic will speak today.

Anyway, no one expected Aoun to cross the red lines with Hezbollah and restore the political position that he has formally enshrined since the Memorandum of Understanding with Hezbollah in 2006. The man is not able to be free from what the party has offered him. It is true that Aoun has secured the popular Christian cover for the party since 2006, but Aoun, on the other hand, owes it to the party for bringing him to the presidency by force of obstruction, just as the Free Patriotic Movement needs every vote of the party to avoid a major fallout in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Therefore, the President of the Republic and the Free Patriotic Movement became political hostages of the Yellow Party. Would two hostages be asked to strive and struggle to liberate the homeland and society from the dominance of Hezbollah’s weapons and from Iranian tutelage?

  • Sawt Beirut International