Fighting corruption, and Berri changing his attitude to governance (unfortunately old men dont change) are must. If the US government is serious about fighting corruption, the US should start by dropping its local minions who are the champions of corruption in Lebanon. And according to @Ralph N Berri is "an American agent". So the US has a big role to play in not supporting corrupt people in Lebanon; unfortunately, US allies in Lebanon are the most corrupt. But we wont accept to backstab the resistance under the guise of fighting corruption or fighting hunger. When the resistance rose from the ashes, we were a million times worse than we are today and it succeeded. No economic war, no economic sabotage and blackmail and no pressure or sanction will change that will to make sure we sustain our country. Fighting corruption is not a day's work. It is a continuous process. I, more than any one on this forum have repeatedly called for:I don't see anything wrong in what he said.
The US is openly stating the plan they are exercising.
And the people will have to decide. The corruption inside the country and the split in politics, in addition to the coming hunger will make it hard for people to keep the fight up.
All of these sentences are only citing the obvious. Where is the problem?
1. Dripping the legal immunity of MPs, ministers and all state and govt officials.
2. To make asset declaration binding and a law on all govt and state officials before and after assuming office.
3. Lifting banking secrecy of all state and govt officials.
4. An independent judiciary by having judges elected, selected or appointed by the judiciary body and not by politicians.
So the fight against corruption and the need for it cannot he overemphasized. It is a national need. But we shouldn't mix that with political and military/defensive demands and needs and threats we face as whole. If one part of Lebanon falls to foreign threat, the entire country will fall.