Ironically, the Greeks called us Phoenicians, the local population named themselves after their cities, Sidonian, Beiruti, Tyrian etc.Say what you want, but Tayyar may be the least Lebanese political party out there.
Phoenicians have always been known for their love of money, sometimes having to devise cunning and shady ways to get it. It’s been that way since ancient times.
However, Tayyar seems like it wants to be more like the West in terms of how it attaints and perceives wealth. They are fixated on rules and ethics and all that other crap.
It’s not working because the Phoenicians are not the Greeks. We love money, not wisdom. Get with the program, Aounies!
Not really. And why should it? What Arab or Western interest depends on this guy?Mbayne mnel behavior of the French, Americans, Arabs and HA.
Bel 3akes, Saad was brought from the fringe else he wouldn't have been able to get appointments with nation leaders in the first place. GB confirmed on Sunday that billions of foreign aid will arrive if the government is formed, I don't think it's that simple but it's clear that there's an understanding that they want Saad back. Why wouldn't they? Who else is more pro-West than him?Not really. And why should it? What Arab or Western interest depends on this guy?
How about looking at his behavior gallivanting around the world trying to shore up support for himself vis a vis domestic rivals? Does that read like someone who is confident that western and Arab interests rely on him to open the aid floodgates?
This is a 100% manufactured narrative.
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I respect your opinion, I don’t share it though. I don’t think the economic issue is only on the Christians and I don’t think it is not recoverable. Granted it will take decades, but it is a battle everybody will fight for, in principle, whereas the religious/political balance will remain a big issue.I have a defeatist attitude because it feels like I'm cheering for a football team who's losing 4 - 0 with 2 red cards and a doofus manager. The economy will never recover like it was even 2018. I don't think you're aware of the economic catastrophe that we're in, add to that 3isabit el 7aramiyye that governs the country ya3tik el 3afye. We're a non-productive country, you cannot balance the losses in a few years even of the West gave us billions of dollars no questions asked. Ya zalame circa 2009-2011 the Maronite church wanted to donate a big chunk of land to establish a free economic zone to be used to build tech companies, emo 2yeme kif hayda bi dor tawezon ta2ife, instead of following suit and doing the same in other areas.
What you're afraid of will never be taken away as it's written legalese. Leh fekrak baddo yrou7o 3ala mo2tamar ta2sise, you take that away. As long as you have the numbers and economically strong, they can't entertain this option. Even if Christians didn't name one minister, if they fortify their positions, they can come back and ask for half later. Moreover I think you're overestimating Lebanese politicians' power and forgetting the influence of foreign ones. If FPM start behaving rationally and shrewdly, the French won't allow any PM to marginalize them.
Why do you think it’s easier for Christians? I think this is a preconception. The processes are the same and I find western foreign authorities don’t really dwell on religion. I also think you underestimate the ability of all lebanese to weather economic hardship.Im not blackmailing. Christians in general have more opportunities to move abroad and immigrate than Muslims. And Muslims are more capable of surviving poverty in Lebanon because they don’t have a way out.
so due to these two factors, an economic collapse will push Christians away way more than Muslims.
I disagree. It will impact everybody... and even if it affects a certain sect more than another (which i don’t agree to but for the sake of argument), it is quite selfish to take advantage of this and force them into submission to a specific political will... this is not what builds a countryIt mostly is. People in Tripoli will try to escape in boats and mostly fail.. whereas Christians have more doors open to them in Europe/Canada/us etc
Atallah should stfu... HA or no HA, there is no government if the president doesn’t sign, period. baddo yrabbi7na jmileh min keesna
But you're misunderstanding one essential issue, the immigration will be mostly Christian as they're not backed by oil-rich countries like others and thus will be reliant on a broke government for welfare and the Christians you lose from Lebanon you'll never be able to get whereas your rights are written in legalese and no one can take away from you as long as we're operating under the Taef. Political influence is like a wave and demographics and economic power are the water, not a rigid skyscraper once tore down few stories you'll never be able to get back.I respect your opinion, I don’t share it though. I don’t think the economic issue is only on the Christians and I don’t think it is not recoverable. Granted it will take decades, but it is a battle everybody will fight for, in principle, whereas the religious/political balance will remain a big issue.