Al-Nahar wrote: It seemed natural for attention to turn yesterday to the historic visit that Pope Francis began to Iraq, especially since Lebanon is one of the most sympathetic Arab countries and the countries in the region as a whole due to the great similarity in the Iraqi and Lebanese realities, as well as the specificity The Lebanese interest in the conditions of the Iraqi Christians after they were affected by the tragedies of displacement.
Nevertheless, the internal situation remained at a high degree of heat and agitation amidst a political atmosphere and climates that warns of further confrontations, and therefore no opening in the wall of obstruction of the formation of the government is opened, as in light of a gradual escalation of the protest movement in the face of financial and economic collapses and sharp declines in people’s living conditions On its fourth day yesterday, it seemed as if it was regaining, day after day, many days of the October 17, 2019 uprising.
In fact, the facts of this protest movement four days after its launch following the insane rise in the price of the dollar beyond the 10,000 Lebanese pounds were drawn, as confirmed by prominent and well-informed political circles, a very large title after which the authority and the political class in general may not be able to ignore the extremely dangerous repercussions that could arise. About not heading exceptionally quickly to a big and urgent rescue step by bypassing all tensions, accounts, sterile debates, and liquidating Canadian political accounts by dropping all the complications and existing fatwas and lighting up green signals in front of the new government. The informed circles warned the same security and social data gathered by all those involved in the authority indicating that the escalating protest movement may not yet appear to be of the size that frightened the officials and made them anticipate exceptional repercussions while these data describe the atmosphere, preparations and ongoing moves as a harbinger of rolling movements and will not stop at borders For a short period of time, it is likely to escalate in succession whenever the political solution seems distant or even difficult.
These circles warn that the blockage of the formation of the government and the absence of the House of Representatives from the front of the treatments, not to mention the exacerbation of the disease and hospitalization crises that are exacerbated by the Corona pandemic, unemployment, recession and the growing poverty, the formation of minefields will not be less than igniting what could become the worst chaos Lebanon has known since the war. . Therefore, the fear of the political reality turning on itself is exacerbated without any glimmer of retreat from the conditions and complications and the game of arms-twisting between the covenant and its political movement and its ally “Hezbollah” on the one hand, and the prime minister-designate, Saad Hariri, and those who support him on the other hand, as what happened in the two days The former is never reassuring about expecting an exceptional development that pushes all concerned to scramble towards a rescue solution that will prevent a disaster threatening the country.
Amidst the atmosphere of escalation and blockage in the government situation, sources in Baabda were quoted yesterday that the President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, considers that the crisis situation in the country is not permissible to continue as it is, at least in government, and he is studying with his team of advisors ways to mobilize them according to what the constitution allows, whether through directing A letter to the House of Representatives or preparing for the convening of a dialogue table or other ideas and proposals that would move the government file.
Information indicated that the Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, who is currently in the United Arab Emirates, will visit Russia within two weeks.
In the context of clarifying the recent position of the President of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, regarding the government formation, the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party, Zafer Nasser, stressed that “there is no coup for the President of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, from one bank to another, and the problem lies in putting the country in trouble due to narrow political calculations.” He pointed out that “the position of the Progressive Socialist Party is fixed on the relationship with the Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, and there are other parties who used to invoke the representation of the Druze, and there are those who wanted to expand the government to increase the Druze representation, but Jumblatt stated that this is not an obstacle and what Jumblatt says is that the issue of numbers and quotas falls before the The tragedies of the Lebanese people. “
As for the other dark side, whose features emerged in the last hours, it emerged by employing the financial and banking crisis in the political struggle through the financial authority, which poses a double threat to the country’s financial and banking reputation. Indeed, Washington hastened yesterday through the US State Department as well as through the US Embassy in Beirut to deny the report published by the US Bloomberg Agency about preparations to impose US sanctions on the governor of the Banque du Liban, Riad Salameh, and Washington affirmed that this information is not true. Thus, it appeared that the targeting of Salameh was extended through this attempt, which is believed to be due to local sources. The governor of the Banque du Liban, Riad Salameh, subsequently announced that he would file a series of legal lawsuits inside and outside Lebanon against the American Bloomberg Agency and its correspondence in Beirut and all those behind them with crimes of fabricating news, insulting and attempts to discredit the governor of the Central Bank. And he warned, “The persistence of these abuses necessitates action by all those who claim concern for the Central Bank and Lebanon’s financial reputation, which will negatively affect all Lebanese, which makes these crimes amount to national treason.”