Lebanon between two projects!


Followers of the popular movement in Lebanon know who the enemies of the country are. It is the same team that kidnapped the civilian state at gunpoint, the same team that pledged allegiance to a non-Lebanese imam and leader and declared its absolute loyalty to him.

It is the same team that distributed pictures of non-Lebanese figures and flags that you see outside Rafik Hariri International Airport, as if this were a sign of the death of Hariri’s national nonsectarian project and the end of Lebanese independence as Iranian sectarian domination returns the country to a black and ignorant era.

This is responsible for social fragmentation, violent economic recession, deterioration of the value of the national currency, rampant unemployment, uncontrolled inflation, lack of investment, arms chaos, crime and the collapse of infrastructure.

Rafik Hariri’s project was the true revolution in Lebanon, a revolution for education for all and economic and sectarian openness under a civilian roof in a country that had reconciled with itself and its territory. However, the beautiful dream was assassinated with the assassination of Rafik Hariri. Hassan Nasrallah and his terrorist group were unable to confront the project and argue against it. It is, therefore, not surprising to see with great sadness the repercussions of the death of Hariri and the closure of nonsectarian media projects (in a country marked by sectarianism) such as Al-Mustaqbal and Future TV.

This is a sign of the profound transformation in Lebanon. Recently, Lebanon bid farewell to President Jacques Chirac, a true friend, the president of France and the “compassionate mother”, whose place has been taken in the domestic political scene by Khamenei, Iran’s “stepmother”.

The Switzerland of the East has become the Qom of the East, and instead of being the new Hong Kong it has become the old Hanoi. It is sad and painful to see the unfulfilled promise and dream of Lebanon, which is once again occupied, but this time in a more dangerous and severe manner. Hariri’s companion project was a rainbow after a thunderstorm, but it has now turned into a black nightmare instead.

Lebanon is in the midst of an existential challenge, which is not the first in its history, and it will not be the last. It is being threatened by different forces, but this time there appears to be a demonic consensus between external and internal parties that has turned the dream of a successful civil state project into a symbol of sectarian intolerance. We once studied Greek tragedy, but now we are living with the sadness of the tragedy of Lebanon.