These sightings that we became accustomed to are now an integral part of our lives. It has become normal to wait in lines amid the total absence of those calling themselves “the State”.
The State itself was threatened by the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, in his latest speech, saying he will bring fuel from Iran and warning anyone who would dare to say no.
It is true that such statements are nothing but a useless kind of intimidation but they still fall in the context of chaos and lack of sovereignty and most importantly, it seems like even the spotted queues will disappear, not by a solution but rather by a total outage of gasoline.
A gas station owner told Sawt Beirut International (SBI) reporter Ibrahim Fatfat that his stock of fuel is not enough for 24 hours, saying he sells immediately the gasoline he receives but the received quantity has decreased by 30% compared to the one received previously.
“We have been waiting for more than half an hour,” one woman said as she waited with her husband for their turn to fill their car with gasoline. “The people are in a coma,” her husband said.
We try in vain to make our voice heard in the presence of a failed and deaf ruling class.