Mikati's Government - 2021

Viral

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A Rabbi Searches for a Congregation in Saudi Arabia, Birthplace of Islam​

Jacob Herzog wants to offer religious services to Jewish expats. So far, the kingdom isn’t interested, but he’s undaunted; ‘Have to make a leap of faith.’​

Jacob Herzog posed with a sculpture celebrating Saudi National Day in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last month. STEPHEN KALIN/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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TayyarBeino

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LBCI: قرداحي لن يستقيل ولا اجتماع للحكومة واستقالة ميقاتي وُضعت جانبًا

الجمعة 05 تشرين الثاني 2021 20:08 سياسة



أشارت معلومات للـ
LBCI
، إلى أن "الازمة الحالية "مكانك راوح"، على رغم محاولات رئيس الحكومة نجيب ميقاتي للحل، وما زلنا ندور في نفس الحلقة في ظل رفض وزير الإعلام جورج قرداحي الاستقالة وتضامن حزب الله معه".

ولفتت المعلومات، إلى أن "رئيس الحكومة يدرك ان الوزراء الشيعة لن يشاركوا في اي اجتماع للحكومة بانتظار البت بموضوع كف يد القاضي طاري البيطار"، واعتبرت أن "ميقاتي يعول على ما يمكن ان تنتج عنه الاتصالات بين رئيس مجلس النواب نبيه بري وحزب الله، والتي تعتبر ان الحل يجب يكون مزدوجًا بين مسالة البيطار واستقالة قرداحي".
وتابعت المصادر أن "في حال تأمنت الضمانات السعودية بحل الازمة بعد استقالة قرداحي، فعندها يمكن لحزب الله ان يعطي رأيه".
وبحسب الـ
LBCI
، فـ"قرداحي لن يستقيل وحزب الله يرفض الإستقالة، ، واستقالة ميقاتي وُضعت جانبًا بضغط أجنبي"
 

My Moria Moon

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LBCI: قرداحي لن يستقيل ولا اجتماع للحكومة واستقالة ميقاتي وُضعت جانبًا

الجمعة 05 تشرين الثاني 2021 20:08 سياسة



أشارت معلومات للـ
LBCI
، إلى أن "الازمة الحالية "مكانك راوح"، على رغم محاولات رئيس الحكومة نجيب ميقاتي للحل، وما زلنا ندور في نفس الحلقة في ظل رفض وزير الإعلام جورج قرداحي الاستقالة وتضامن حزب الله معه".

ولفتت المعلومات، إلى أن "رئيس الحكومة يدرك ان الوزراء الشيعة لن يشاركوا في اي اجتماع للحكومة بانتظار البت بموضوع كف يد القاضي طاري البيطار"، واعتبرت أن "ميقاتي يعول على ما يمكن ان تنتج عنه الاتصالات بين رئيس مجلس النواب نبيه بري وحزب الله، والتي تعتبر ان الحل يجب يكون مزدوجًا بين مسالة البيطار واستقالة قرداحي".
وتابعت المصادر أن "في حال تأمنت الضمانات السعودية بحل الازمة بعد استقالة قرداحي، فعندها يمكن لحزب الله ان يعطي رأيه".
وبحسب الـ
LBCI
، فـ"قرداحي لن يستقيل وحزب الله يرفض الإستقالة، ، واستقالة ميقاتي وُضعت جانبًا بضغط أجنبي"

Ma 3a 2ases tayyarou la Bitar. At the same time, the duo are still suspending their participation in the government, which makes the government de facto non-existent. What exactly is the point then in insisting on Qurda7i's stay?
All I see is headless chicken running in all directions and in each other.
 

TayyarBeino

Legendary Member
عقد المجلس السياسي في التيّار الوطنيّ الحرّ إجتماعه الدوري إلكترونياً برئاسة النائب جبران باسيل، وناقش جدول أعماله، وأصدر البيان الآتي:

1- يطالب التيّار بعودة العمل الحكومي بلا شروط وبمعزل عن أي أمر آخر، وعدم تحميل الحكومة ما هو خارج عن إختصاصها. ويرى أن الإستحقاقات الداهمة ولا سيما منها الأزمة الإجتماعية، تتطلب إستنفاراً حكومياً وبرلمانياً من أجل إقرار خطة التعافي المالي، توازياً مع الإصلاحات والإجراءات التي تحدّ من معاناة اللبنانيين.

2- يدعو التيّار الى جعل الأزمة الحاصلة مع المملكة العربية السعودية فرصة لمأسسة العلاقة معها والتي نريدها مميزة، قائمة بين الدولتين على الندية والإحترام المتبادل والمصالح المشتركة، فلا تؤثر فيها المواقف الفردية.

 

The_FPMer

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The row between a ruined Lebanon and its rich erstwhile patrons in the Gulf is tragic. It may start closing off Lebanon’s last significant cash inflow as its economy nears total implosion with almost three-quarters of its people sunk into poverty.

Saudi Arabia and its closest Gulf allies, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain, last week expelled Lebanon’s ambassadors and recalled their own envoys. The Saudis have banned Lebanese imports. But the spectre of restrictions on flights, visas and, above all, a hit to remittances to Lebanon from the Gulf is a greater threat.

Lebanese workers in the Gulf typically repatriated $3bn-$4bn a year, regional economists say, before the de facto collapse of Lebanon’s banking system over the past two years shut them out of their accounts. Though the banks are, in effect, confiscating their savings, the flows continue outside them in order to keep Lebanese families afloat.

The current storm has been in the offing so long it is mystifying that the Saudi-led boycott of Beirut took this long to materialise. When the Sunni Gulf looks at Lebanon, it sees the sentinel of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on the Mediterranean. In Hizbollah, the Shia paramilitary force that dominates an enfeebled Lebanese state, it sees the spearhead of Tehran in the Levant and Gulf.

The crisis erupted when George Kordahi, information minister in the new Lebanese government, gave a TV interview criticising the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran- and Hizbollah-backed Houthi rebels. The Saudis have been trying to disengage from this military fiasco and humanitarian catastrophe, as the UAE already largely has. But the Houthis keep winning. The timing of the Lebanese comments was bad.

Kordahi protests that he recorded the interview before being named minister. True, but disingenuous. A TV veteran, he was made rich and famous by MBC, a media giant owned by the Saudi royals, where for 10 years he hosted the Arabic version of Who wants to be a Millionaire? He parted company with the Saudis for siding with Bashar al-Assad’s butchery of a Sunni-led rebellion in Syria. Minister or not, he knew which hornets’ nest he was poking.

It was not as if Gulf rulers were champing at the bit to ride to Lebanon’s rescue, as so often in the past. The Gulf financed much reconstruction after the 1975-90 Lebanese civil war. After the 34-day war between Hizbollah and Israel in 2006, a $5.7bn emergency rebuilding plan was assembled in five weeks, most of it from the Gulf, former ministers say.

The idea that white horses will keep emerging from the Arabian Desert to save Lebanon’s political elites from their folly is an enduring myth. In October 2019, then prime minister Saad Hariri held talks in Abu Dhabi about leasing the UAE control of Beirut’s port and airport, a former ally said. This came to nothing and his government fell to a civic uprising. After the port blast of August 2020, the UAE may feel it dodged not so much a bullet as a mushroom cloud. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia banned all fruit and vegetable imports from Lebanon earlier this year because some were used to conceal drugs shipments.

The Lebanese too have grievances, chief among them that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, effectively held Hariri hostage in Riyadh in 2017. But the context is important to the present row.

Hariri had enabled Michel Aoun, the Hizbollah-allied Christian leader, to reach the presidency in 2016. Riyadh, angry it was funding an Iranian takeover, cancelled $4bn in military aid. By 2018, an alliance of Aounists and Shia with Hizbollah at its core won a parliamentary majority. Ali Akbar Velayati, eminence grise to Iran’s supreme leader, greeted Aoun’s triumph as a victory for Iran and Hizbollah.

The geopolitical context is no less important. It has been clear since the dying days of the administration of Donald Trump — which appeared to give carte blanche to Mohammed bin Salman and his peers — that the US “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran was empowering hardliners in Tehran and sealing their regional victories. To that, Joe Biden’s team seems to have no answer.

Kordahi could hardly resign or be dismissed once Hizbollah publicly supported him. If he goes now, Hizbollah will expect action to hobble the judicial probe into last summer’s port blast. Its recent agitation against presiding judge Tareq Bitar caused the worst street-fighting in Beirut for more than a decade.

Lebanon is not like Qatar, the gas-rich emirate that survived a Saudi-led blockade in 2017-21 because it is wealthy and has friends. Lebanon is bankrupt and bereft.
 

The_FPMer

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To be fair, that's not his field of expertise, but political parties does seem to only accept naive half-wits with very little intellectual prowess, maybe people like that are predictable and can be easily reined in.

 

The_FPMer

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I'm not well-versed on the electricity issue tbh, can someone provide counter arguments to her claims?

 
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Mrsrx

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I'm not well-versed on the electricity issue tbh, can someone provide counter arguments to her claims?

Maybe its true but we can build all the plantsnin the world but if the tariff (based on 18$/barell fixed in 1993) and electricity production costs a lot more than the revenues of EDL we would be still digging the hole.
This is a mismanagement issue but not the source of the problem. It is the age old rent vs own question yet when you spend on fake employees, have a large chunk not paying and sell at a loss for those who are willing to pay since the 90s and accumulate the issues and dig the hole deeper and deeper.
We have unused production facilities even before going into lets build new ones and those would be cheaper to run and even cheaper to run on gaz but we insist on running them on fuel (comissions) so there was a political blockade that the private generators (and their bosses) had a hand in.
The ships were not the smartest idea(barring all the contractual inconsistencies that some were due to incompetence and other due to political deals and distributing the cake to remove hurdles) but were supposed to be a temporary stopgap while deeper issues were solved...lebanon is built on stopgap solutions and it is logical that at somepoint these will crumble as by their nature they should be temporary.
 

Nonan

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I'm not well-versed on the electricity issue tbh, can someone provide counter arguments to her claims?

Without being an expert (and putting aside all the bickering), on the surface, this is a typical rent vs build question. Maybe the 1.5 B could have built enough people power generation to solve our problems but that is not instantaneous. What do you do with the power needs while you’re building these power plants?
On the flip side, renting forever is never the answer either.
And of course, bribes and corruption are likely the norm
 

Nonan

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Without being an expert (and putting aside all the bickering), on the surface, this is a typical rent vs build question. Maybe the 1.5 B could have built enough people power generation to solve our problems but that is not instantaneous. What do you do with the power needs while you’re building these power plants?
On the flip side, renting forever is never the answer either.
And of course, bribes and corruption are likely the norm
Actually, @Mrsrx gave a more elaborate answer so… that
 

TayyarBeino

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how dare you call him...Saudis will punish you :facepalm:

كشفت الخارجية الإيرانية أن رئيس الوزراء اللبناني نجيب ميقاتي أجرى اتصالاً هاتفياً بوزير الخارجية الإيراني حسين أمير عبداللهيان للسؤال عن صحته بعد إصابته بفيروس كورونا.
 

TayyarBeino

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22:08
آلان عون: استقالة قرداحي أصبحت جزئية وهي رمز للأزمة ولكن هي النقطة التي أفاضت الكأس والمشكلة عميقة

22:03
آلان عون: لا يمكن للثنائي الشيعي أن يطير القاضي طارق البيطار ولا التشكيك في مسار عمله

22:02
آلان عون لـ "الجديد": نناشد الثنائي الشيعي بفصل الملف القضائي عن السياسي
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