ستصبح لبنان دولة فاشلة؟
أندرو لي باترز
التايم الأمريكية 20/6/2007
by Andrew Lee Butters
20, 2007 5:07
been so much bad news in Lebanon in the short time I was
away, I hardly know where to start.
Wednesday, a bomb killed Walid Eido, an anti-Syrian
member of parliament, along with his son and four other
people. This was no amateur job: the assassination took
place along the one narrow alley that leads to the
seaside club where Eido had been relaxing moments before
his death. A perfect place for a hit. Suspicion falls
that attack wasn't ugly enough, a presenter for a
television station belonging to pro-Syrian speaker of
parliament Nabih Berri was heard on air gloating over
Eido's death while she thought her microphone was off.
"Why did it take them so long to kill him?"
she said. She then named another MP whom she predicted
will be next to die. "I'm counting them off."
isn't the only one counting MPs. Eido's death, and the
assassination of another anti-Syrian MP in November,
reduced the parliamentary majority of Prime Minster
Fouad Siniora to just five seats. Anti-Syrian
politicians are now practically living in hiding,
Siniora's government has called for by-elections to be
held on August 5th to fill the empty seats (which are in
safe, pro-government districts.) But in order to do
that, they need the approval of President Emile Lahoud,
Syrian's main man in
even with one government,
to top it all off, the Lebanese army is still facing
stiff resistance from Fatah Islam, the radical militant
group holed up in the Nahr al Bared Palestinian refugee
a result, the Lebanese tourism economy is floundering.
much more of this can
لهذه المقالات لا يعني أنها
تعبر عن وجهة نظر المركز كلياً
من حق الزائر الكريم أن ينقل وأن ينشر كل ما يعجبه من موقعنا . معزواً إلينا ، أو غير معزو .ـ