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  1. Jacques Hirac

    Maronite Patriarch calls for ‘active neutrality’ to unite and save Lebanon

    You're forgiven. 🤣 However, Bahaa isn't.. How dare he make our beloved peaceful patriarch complicit in his schemes to "blow up the country in September". I think patriarch Rai should make it clear that he plays no part in such ploys. Besides, what is Bahaa's supposed role in government formation...
  2. Jacques Hirac

    Samir Geagea claims he is the thawra.

    You do make a point I guess, Geagea on his own doesn't pose much of a political threat. I remember also being disappointed by his inadequacy when he was interviewed on Kostanian's 20-30. He struggles so much to stay consistent in live interviews, he couldn't even answer the simplest of questions...
  3. Jacques Hirac

    Samir Geagea claims he is the thawra.

    No surprises, to me it has always been his "thawra". Well his and his friends'. What surprises me is how the well-meaning Lebanese people who have been participating non-stop in this movement are not outraged with him by now. He might have managed to avoid being targetted all this time by just...
  4. Jacques Hirac

    Maronite Patriarch calls for ‘active neutrality’ to unite and save Lebanon

    It feels like we are always pushed into discussing secondary subjects at every turn of events. To every problem in Lebanon, there seems to be two kinds of approaches: one is cold, logical, proactive and straight to the point, the other is emotional, whimsical, reactive and unfocused. At every...
  5. Jacques Hirac

    Maronite Patriarch calls for ‘active neutrality’ to unite and save Lebanon

    I think these are just distractions from the real issue in Lebanon, the real reason people are protesting on the streets: Corruption. Any memorandum that does not address the issue of corruption is, to me, irrelevant to the direct cause of our crisis. It's an important subject to discuss, but it...
  6. Jacques Hirac

    The French Initiative [Saad Hariri renamed as PM]

    Regarding the first part, the way it appears to me: GMA would be criticized if he helped form a unity government that would be technically "democratic" because he is "protecting the corrupt", and he would be criticized if he just formed an independant government because he would have "sidelined...
  7. Jacques Hirac

    The French Initiative [Saad Hariri renamed as PM]

    Isn't there some other thread for trashing GMA? Comon guys, it might be hard for you to discuss anything other than that one subject everywhere, but try to focus.. If I'm following you guys well, let's say GMA resigned all of a sudden and HA lost their "christian cover", what would be next in...
  8. Jacques Hirac

    The French Initiative [Saad Hariri renamed as PM]

    So you propose elections, followed by the resignation of this emergency government you mentioned, followed by the formation of a majority government no matter what the election results are? Based on your other posts here on the forum, I would guess you wouldn't mind a 14 March government, or am...
  9. Jacques Hirac

    The French Initiative [Saad Hariri renamed as PM]

    The way I see it, it's not exactly because of a habit. They just wouldn't give a vote of confidence to a government that has the potential to fight their corruption networks. The only way to have a somewhat functional reformist government gain confidence vote in parliament is to: - convince one...
  10. Jacques Hirac

    Gebran Bassil - Head of FPM, Leader of the Strong Lebanon Bloc and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

    If someone explained their point of view, it doesn't make them necessarily right. The reason I opened up with this statement is because I am not part of FPM, so I can not permit myself to speak in their name. What I wrote after this statement is purely based my own observations, so I don't think...
  11. Jacques Hirac

    Gebran Bassil - Head of FPM, Leader of the Strong Lebanon Bloc and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

    I am sure FPMers can explain this specific situation from their point of view. The way I personally see it though: Boycotting a meeting or a person, abstaining, walking out of a meeting, resigning to escalate opposition.. all of those are tools that are not only at the disposition of the...
  12. Jacques Hirac

    Nawaf Salam: Who is he? His track record; Acceptable as PM by the true 7irak?

    I am not too familiar with the technicalities. If Palestinian naturalization is to ever happen, is the PM/his cabinet enough to get it done? I think they need atleast the president to sign. Also, doesn't such a thing pass by parliament to vote on?
  13. Jacques Hirac

    Massive Explosion in Beirut | 04-08-2020

    He can give us some insight regarding the reason we have foreign warships on our shores for example? He can make his opinion clear regarding whether or not he wants Hariri back. I doubt he is for Hariri being placed again as PM, yet unsurprisingly the corrupt propaganda being parroted is saying...
  14. Jacques Hirac

    Nawaf Salam: Who is he? His track record; Acceptable as PM by the true 7irak?

    It could be because people only look in the direction that the media is pointing them to. We're always reactive. In my opinion, if a revolution really existed, you would see people discussing possible candidates that they could agree on, in order to demand to have someone who truly represents...
  15. Jacques Hirac

    Massive Explosion in Beirut | 04-08-2020

    Doesn't this contradict the other "expert" theory of: the explosion seen is that of far less than 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate which means that a large amount was stolen or moved?
  16. Jacques Hirac

    Nawaf Salam: Who is he? His track record; Acceptable as PM by the true 7irak?

    That one is from 2012. The below video is more recent.
  17. Jacques Hirac

    The French Initiative [Saad Hariri renamed as PM]

    (1) He could have at least finished the sentence that says "7iyad Loobnan" without rushing to take a side. That's like when Samy Gemayel attacks "all politicians". (2) is paradoxical because if you already trust majles el nouweb to vote on a suitable electoral law, then maybe you don't need to...
  18. Jacques Hirac

    The French Initiative [Saad Hariri renamed as PM]

    I agree with most of your points, so I will only comment on specific ones. I think the revolution flatters itself by considering itself to be the main cause behind either resignation. Saad El Hariri resigned after several days of dwindling numbers of protesters on the streets. He could have...
  19. Jacques Hirac

    The French Initiative [Saad Hariri renamed as PM]

    Two days have passed since the resignation of Hassan Diab on 10-4-2020, and the Lebanese people are waiting for any news regarding the naming of a new PM and the formation of a new government. From the comments I've seen here, it would appear that almost none of the forum members advocates a...
  20. Jacques Hirac

    Massive Explosion in Beirut | 04-08-2020

    Regarding the burning and removal of documents from ministries, every document is important. Stop dismissing the damage of such acts. Documents titled "top secret document that proves corruption" do not exist because those would never be stored anyways. But what you can find is documents that...
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